Category: Golf

The Fairway is the Best Way

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An Inside Look at the 2017 U.S. Open from LebanonTurf

Last week, the U.S. Open Golf Championship took place at Erin Hills Golf Course, the first U.S. Open ever in the state of Wisconsin. LebanonTurf was a proud contributor to the tournament maintenance team, and we got to see first-hand how they prepared the course for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. In the end, we found that LebanonTurf may have played an even bigger role than we thought.

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The Puzzle of Liquid Fertilizers

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Summer time means, among many other things, the switch over to using liquid fertilizers as a part of your overall nutrition plan. The popularity of foliar liquid fertilizer use has grown over the years due mainly to the ability to spoon feed your turf at a time when the plant’s roots are simply trying to keep the plant alive.

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The Calm Before the Storm

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Now that Spring has finally sprung, it’s time to take advantage of the favorable weather conditions and get your golf course amped up for the inevitable summer stress headed your way. June, July and August are the three most demanding months in the growing season that test even the best superintendents with the most available resources.

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Don’t Be April Fooled

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Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make This Season

It was The Who that sang the famous phrase “we won’t get fooled again”, but it’s been echoed each spring by turf managers all over the country. With each year that goes by, you learn, you adapt, and you resolve to be even better next year.

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Flexibility in April

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April marks the official beginning of the golfing season. Awakening from the cold, snow-filled off season, most courses and clubs have an inaugural event that ushers in the start of the members coming out to shake off the rust of their golf swing and start enjoying the warmer weather offered by Mother Nature. Good times.

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What Happened During Hibernation?

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Insight Into What Your Turf Did All Winter

Being a turf professional is a year-round profession, but your turf sometimes has to hit “pause”. In the winter (and even in the hottest weeks of the summer) turf goes dormant. But what happens during the winter months, and what are the best ways to wake it back up?

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Having a Super Time with Superintendents

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Recapping the 2017 Golf Industry Show

How about a trip to Orlando in February? For turf professionals and golf course superintendents, the Golf Industry Show is an excellent reason to head south for the winter—or at least for a few days.

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Predicting the Weather

Golf

During my 15 years of being a superintendent the only thing I was absolutely certain of is that Mother Nature is in charge and she will do whatever she wants to. Try as we all may to be prepared for whatever she throws at us, ultimately we are forced to simply adapt our operations to the conditions she creates. But that certainly doesn’t mean we sit back and take the daring “wait and see” approach for planning how you manage your courses.

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The Greatest Show for Turf

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It’s that time again. When colossal hordes of turf managers ascend somewhere, hopefully sunny and warm, during the coldest part of February for the annual Golf Industry Show. This year’s show host is the ever-hospitable, Orlando, Florida.

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New Year’s Turf Resolutions

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A Better Year and Healthier Turf Start Now

The New Year brings about new challenges and new opportunities in the turf industry. And like a nice tee shot on Hole #1, it feels good to start the year off on the right foot. Whether you’re rebounding from a not-so-great year, or if you just want to improve on the success you’ve already had, we have some ideas on how to make 2017 a good one.

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