When it comes to growing turf that can withstand the stresses of summer, it is important to start at the root… literally. The deeper the roots grow, the more access they have to water and nutrients, which enables the grass to grow and thrive. Furthermore, the roots of grasses anchor the plants in the soil […]
Golf courses are expected to be a luxurious bounty of nature, from manicured even fairways for great playability to thick, lush roughs. As a golf course superintendent, maintaining your course’s turfgrass is an evolving challenge and you may find yourself in a battle over issues plaguing grass, particularly soil that doesn’t efficiently absorb water, leading […]
It seems time and again, the words “irritation” and “irrigation” are used in conjunction with each other. The definition of irritation is “the state of feeling annoyed, impatient, or slightly angry”. With common headaches and issues in the process, the word irritation has been synonymous with working on golf course irrigation systems. However, it does […]
Be prepared for the Spring season with our easy checklist for proper irrigation system startup and maintenance. Although it seems like winter never leaves us, the time to turn on the irrigation system comes a lot sooner than you think. Besides thoroughly checking the pumps, it’s also critical to check out your controllers so that […]
Located 10 miles north of Sturgeon Bay, a top-rated private golf course situated along the Door Peninsula is everything you’d imagine, and more. The views? Breathtaking. Green complexes? Good luck. Brian Ferrie, GCS, has been running the show since the grow in. Brian has lead by example and created an environment for his staff to thrive in.
Dr. Brian Horgan and the turfgrass research team at the University of Minnesota have partnered with the USGA to investigate the long-term sustainability of the golf industry and what role golf courses play in ecosystems. The goal of the initiative is to better inform the golf industry about the importance of sustainability within the industry.
The shop may just seem like the building that houses tools and equipment, but there’s much more to it. The organization and functionality is a representation of the leadership. When the boss leads by example, it lends to a motivated and reliable crew.
Grounds managers put in countless hours. Expectations are always on the rise. Budgets? Not so much. How can you establish and maintain high-quality turfgrass when you’re short on staff and your budget is shrinking?
Grant Rundblade, SCPS, of Reinders, Inc. received the prestigious Green Blazer Award for his accomplishments in Toro Equipment sales. It recognizes individuals who are “contributing to the industry and bringing enhanced knowledge to their customers.” Grant has been selling for Reinders since 2014. He previously won Toro’s Rookie of the Year award in 2015.
Like many turfgrass professionals, Brent Stephenson\’s introduction to the industry started with his family. Today, Brent is the Director of Agronomy for GreatLIFE KC which oversees 16 golf courses and 7 fitness centers in the Kansas City area.