Scientists Study Ways to Minimize Golf Course Runoff

By | June 7, 2018

In work partially funded by the United States Golf Association, researchers compared the effects of hollow-tine core cultivation (HTCC) and verticutting on controlling pesticide runoff by simulating rainstorms at a test site at the University of Minnesota, and concluded that the HTCC practice is more effective at absorbing more runoff.   Scientists from the United […]


Former Springwood GC Set to Reopen as Bridgewater GC

By | April 11, 2018

The rebranded York, Pa., club will be part of a new Bridgewater Community and will feature a newly redesigned and renovated nine-hole course. The developer, Keystone Custom Homes, has contracted with Bridgewater Golf Club and Daniel Baker, PGA, to manage the golf operations, and with a local restaurant operator to run the clubhouse and dining […]


Clubs Face Lawsuits Over Workplace Violations, Noisy Greens Fans

By | January 18, 2018

Biltmore Forest Country Club in Asheville, N.C. has been sued by a former employee of its Men’s Grill and by its current golf shop manager over allegations of discrimination based on disability and age and other violations. Residents who live near The Kansas City Country Club have filed an action against the club over the noise created by the greens fans that are run during especially hot periods to help fight fungus and other turf damage.


USGA to Build Fan Bridge at Shinnecock Hills GC

By | January 11, 2018

The Southampton, N.Y., property will host the 2018 U.S. Open on June 14-17, and the USGA has offered to build a 210-foot long bridge to give fans access to the tournament. When the county built the bridge in 2004, it cost $200,000, but for the 2018 event, construction was budgeted to cost $1.5 million. U.S. […]


Viewer Call-ins On Golf Rules Violations to be Banned Starting Jan. 1

By | December 11, 2017

Golf’s governing bodies will now assign one or more officials to monitor video broadcasts of competitions to help identify possible rules issues. The additional two-stroke penalty for failing to include a penalty on a scorecard when a player was unaware of the infraction will also be eliminated.


Champions GC Steps Up to Host U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

By | November 10, 2017

After Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla., was ravaged by Hurricane Irma, the Houston, Texas club stepped in to be the site of the USGA event, which begins November 11. Champions Golf Club sustained 30 inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey in August, but the water subsided quickly. When Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida in […]