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Sodium, bicarbs impact role of soil

Sodium and bicarbonates in the soil are a “big deal” and can rob golf courses of their nutrient dollar, superintendents attending BrettYoung’s annual spring turf academy were told in March at the Links of Kent Golf Club in Chatham, Ont.

Keep blades sharp for healthier turf

Sharp mower blades promote healthier turf. When they’re dull, it makes turf more prone to disease, and golfers will see first-hand how substandard a course looks and how poorly it performs.

Dealing with divots

Divots are a natural occurrence in the game of golf. They are particularly abundant on par three tees, especially when a hole is short enough to warrant a wedge or nine-iron shot to the green. They are also commonly found in the fairways of par four and five holes, especially from approach distances that are reachable for most recreational golfers.

Achieving greens that perform high

Achieving high-performance putting greens doesn’t just mean fast and firm, but how well they cope with traffic, an associate professor of turfgrass science at Cornell University said in January at the Ontario Golf Management Conference in Niagara Falls.

West coast supers cutting back on pesticide use

Several of British Columbia's west coast golf courses have made tremendous strides over the past decade in their reduction of pesticide usage. Cultivating healthier grass to outcompete moss and other pests has become the focus for these superintendents.
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Superintendent speaks on eve of Canadian Open

Andrew Gyba, superintendent at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., was interviewed by the media yesterday prior to the start of the RBC Canadian Open which gets underway tomorrow. This marks Gyba's fifth Open, and he was asked about his course preparations, his fondest memories of past Opens he has worked and what advice he would give to another superintendent about to host such a high-scale tournament » Read More

Accolades pour in for Canadian Open’s conditions

Playing conditions at Glen Abbey Golf Club were second to none during the RBC Canadian Open, and among those heaping praise on superintendent Andrew Gyba was champion Dustin Johnson. » Read more...

Golfers slam Highlands Links course conditions

Golfers leaving online reviews of the Cape Breton Highlands Links Golf Course on such sites as Trip Advisor are not being kind to the course's conditions. Words such as "awful" and "very, very disappointed" are being used to describe the course conditioning. » Read more...

DIY golf course designers mark first year with course

A father and son who learned golf course design and maintenance by the seat of their pants are celebrating a full year since their nine-hole course opened in the Wallace River area of Nova Scotia. Armed with a chain saw, it took the duo 17 years to build the course. » Read more...

Know how fungicides work first

Understanding how fungicides work and knowing what part of the plant should be targeted will greatly assist golf course superintendents with their spraying programs, an audience of superintendents was told in March during a Syngenta-sponsored forum in Milton, Ont » Read more...

Sports Turf Canada Ontario Field Day

September 20, 2018
Location: Belleville, Ont.
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