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This section contains information, conversation, and answers to managing all areas of turf including Golf, Sports, Lawn, Landscaping and more. We welcome opinions and comments on all postings.

Can’t Touch This!
September 24, 2012 //
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       When I was loading a Toro GM 580-D, a 16 foot rotary, on my trailer early in my career I got some very valuable advice. DON'T EVER PUT YOUR HANDS ON A BLADE OR REEL WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING!!!! Yes, it...

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       Recently I heard Irish singer Glen Hansard on the radio, as I was flipping through the stations in my mobile office. He was doing a live concert and talking in between each song with a little e...

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       I spoke with a Superintendent this morning and with a laugh he said "It's been a long year....!".The weather this year has been as always interesting. For some odd reason the humidity has been up and dow...

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North Course greens aeration:  September 4 & 5 The usual question for this time of year: “I know that it’s necessary, but do you really have to punch holes in these greens? They are rolling so smooth!” Yes, the greens...

Astrology-Aries

I'm spending this month at Ishigaki, located in the far south of Japan in the Ryukyu Islands. In fact, I'm a little south of Taipei, at the same latitude as Key West, Florida. Located at the boundary between the East China Sea and the Phili...

A Job Well Done!
August 19, 2012 //
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       The PAGCS Aeration Days at Walnut Lane GC, home to the First Tee of Greater Philadelphia, has come to a close. For all those involved, It seemed that everybody was please with the outcome.Greens/Tees/Fai...

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Nope, it's only mid August. Then why, you might ask, are we aerifying the golf course?The answer would be because when we wait until mid September, we are unable to complete all of our aerification because of the busy golf schedule and the ...

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By now it should not be a surprise to any of you when I say that there has been a dramatic change in course conditions in the last 4-6 weeks. The extreme heat has finally taken its toll on the greens as well as the turf surrounding greens. ...

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       The down side of the season is officially here in parts of the NE of the USA! Some courses have started fall aerification this week with more on the docket for next week. So where are we? The majority of...

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It's been a while since I've posted here on the blog and man - 2012 has been a big transition for me: new job, new home and lots more disease than I've ever seen. (How superintendents keep bent and Poa alive here in the summer still befuddl...