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Courses face cost-cutting pressure

Courses face cost-cutting pressure Overbeck, Andrew MAINTENANCE 2002 NEWSMAKERS An uncertain economy and flat or declining rounds played numbers have placed increasing pressure on the bottom line at courses across the country. According to a Golf Course News poll, 56.3 percent of courses will see maintenance budgets for 2003 remain the same, while 25 percent […]

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Palmer Golf set to diversify portfolio

Palmer Golf set to diversify portfolio Overbeck, Andrew ORLANDO, Fla. – After spending 2001 opening five courses and dealing with the `financial realities of Sept. 11, Arnold Palmer Golf Management is moving full speed ahead into 2002 with a strategy to further diversify its portfolio. The firm signed its first management contract of the year […]

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Rostal joins GCN advisory board

Rostal joins GCN advisory board Golf Course News has added superintendent Matt Rostal to its editorial advisory board. Rostal, 36, is finishing his second year as superintendent at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn. The Donald Ross-designed layout recently hosted the successful 2002 Solheim Cup. Rostal has spent his entire career at Interlachen, starting in […]

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Prep time

Prep time Thomas, Rob THE EXTRA EFFORT AND HOURS LOGGED BY SUPERINTENDENTS AND THEIR STAFFS LEAD TO BETTER EXPERIENCES COME TOURNAMENT TIME Whether it’s a member-guest tournament or the PGA Championship, superintendents have many things to consider when preparing a golf course for an event. Some courses are made more difficult, while others add to […]

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Recycled rubber as a drainage layer medium under greens

Recycled rubber as a drainage layer medium under greens Research has led to the development of an innovative technology to remove toxic compounds in landfills by replacing gravels in the leachate collection system with shredded tires, which have significant capability to adsorb toxic compounds. To see if this research could have possible use on golf […]

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Glase Golf snags Small Builder title

Glase Golf snags Small Builder title Rice, Derek ATLANTA – The Golf Course News Best Small Builder of the Year Award was also a second-time winner. Glase Golf Inc. picked up the award for 2002, two years after taking home its first award. Glase Golf president James Glase claimed the award at the Golf Course […]

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NTF requests funding research

NTF requests funding research Beitsville, Md. – For fiscal year 2006, the National Turfgrass Federation again has requested funding for 12 turfgrass research positions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. The funding is for critical research outlined in the National Turfgrass Research Initiative. To obtain the funding, the NTF filed statements with […]

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RMRTA show posts record attendance

RMRTA show posts record attendance NEWS DENVER – The 48th annual Rocky Mountain Regional Turfgrass Association (RMRTA) posted a record high attendance of 1,600 people here December 5– 7. The event featured 200 exhibitors and a successful educational program that included speakers such as Dr. John Ball, South Dakota University, Dr. Roch Gaussoin, University of […]

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LandLogic puts GPS mapping in supers’ hands

LandLogic puts GPS mapping in supers’ hands Overbeck, Andrew SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Technology entrepreneur Larry Robinson has rolled out an affordable and highly portable Global Positioning System (GPS)-based facilities management system to help superintendents become more efficient, Robinson’s company, LandLogic, gives superintendents the power to create a GPS map of their own courses that can […]

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Bayer’s Revolver takes aim at ryegrass and Poa

Bayer’s Revolver takes aim at ryegrass and Poa Overbeck, Andrew ATLANTA – Bayer Environmental Science’s Chipco Professional Products division unveiled Revolver, a herbicide formulated specifically for use on warm-season turf, here at the GCSAA Conference and Show. It is the first of many new products that are expected to emerge from the newly combined Bayer […]