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The Golf Guys on Advice for Future Superintendents – Vol. 5

August 9, 2017 at 9:25 am

While most Golf Course Superintendents get into the business because they enjoy working outside, cutting greens or seeding, often the most difficult aspects of the job deal with time and people management. Our own turfgrass expert Jerry Kershasky says it best, “Observation is the key to being successful.”

The Golf Guys on Helping Customers – Vol. 4

May 24, 2017 at 9:41 am

A good turfgrass supplier doesn’t stop by to just sell grass seed or drop off a sample of fertilizer. You want someone who cares about your work, who will sit down and help build a budget based on dollar restrictions and needs on the course.

The Golf Guys on Advances in Technology – Vol. 3

February 27, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Midwest golf courses and turfgrass suppliers have always been early adopters of “new technology” such as reel mowers and moisture meters. Advances in on-course technology have allowed golf course experts to be more accurate, efficient and ultimately save money by using less product, more precisely.

The Golf Guys on Superintendent Challenges – Vol. 2

February 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Ask any Superintendent what their biggest obstacle is in 2017 and you’re likely to hear it’s a lack of quality and reliable laborers. Our Wisconsin turfgrass experts explore various old & new school avenues to reach out and “recruit” workers.

The Golf Guys on Climate Change – Vol. 1

January 31, 2017 at 11:02 am

Superintendents are typically in total control of any on-course activity, however “climate changes” in more ways than simply weather patterns have presented a serious challenge. Daytime temperatures were relatively static during the summer of 2016, however, nearly historic night-time temperatures brought about concern for plant sustainability and recovery.