After a sister’s boyfriend first got him interested in being a superintendent, and his dentist’s brother’s wife helped him land his first internship, Tim Nielsen developed his own passion that now helps Creekmoor GC satisfy golfers’ affection for the game. It’s been said that being a golf course superintendent is a labor of love. For…
PGA to Award Five New Golf Management University Program Scholarships
The $8,000 awards, part of the PGA WORKS workforce diversification effort, will be for the 2018-19 school year at any of the 18 accredited PGA Golf Management University Programs. The deadline to apply is February 28th.
Newest GCSAA Legacy Awards Include “Double Dip” for Van Auken Family
After David Van Auken of Bass Lake CC earned a benefit from the Melrose Leadership Academy earlier this year, his son Kurt was one of 20 winners of grants awarded to children of the association’s membership.
Community Rallies Behind Superintendent’s Son
Drake Hegy, the four-year-old son of Josh Hegy, Head Greens Superintendent at The Pines Country Club in Valley, Neb., has been bolstered in his fight with leukemia by an outpouring that’s included support from club members.
Omaha (Neb.) CC, Dakota Dunes CC Test Buffalo Grass
The hardy, drought-tolerant grass has been bred through a partnership between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the USGA. The Nebraska club plans to test the grass this fall, rounding out a slew of changes to the course, while the North Sioux City, S.D., club has a test underway on an acre of the course that was damaged in a 2011 flood.