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From The Fairway: Director of Agronomy Dick Gray Receives Superintendent of the Year Award

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 February 2017 06:26 Thursday, 16 February 2017 06:19

altPORT ST. LUCIE, Florida (PGA of America) — Widely regarded as one of the most inspirational turf grass experts in the industry, PGA Golf Club Director of Agronomy Dick Gray was named the 2016 TurfNet Superintendent of the Year at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Florida, on February 9.

Gray, 73, topped an impressive list of 228 nominees from across the country, who were judged on their ability to excel in labor management, maximizing budget limitations, educating and advancing careers of colleagues and assistants, preparing for tournaments under unusual circumstances, service to golf clientele, upgrading or renovating the course, and dealing with extreme or emergency conditions.



John Deere Named Official Golf Course Turf Equipment Provider Of The PGA Of America

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 23:50 Tuesday, 24 January 2017 23:43

altPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (PGA of America) — John Deere, a worldwide leader in manufacturing and services for Agriculture, Construction, Forestry and Turf, has been named the Official Golf Course Turf Equipment Provider of the PGA of America.

The wide-ranging five-year agreement includes support of the PGA Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. John Deere will offer equipment programs to PGA-owned facilities and Championship sites over the term of the agreement. In addition, John Deere will provide discounts on home lawn maintenance equipment for PGA Professionals to access through John Deere Golf Dealerships.



Video: SCGA Rules Crew – Removing Loose Impediments (Rule 23)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:51 Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:41

alt(British Columbia Golf) — All golfers encounter leaves, sticks, and other debris that sits in, around or on their ball after hitting a shot.

But just what are we allowed to to about that? How far can you go in ‘cleaning’ the area around your ball so it doesn’t cause your next shot to rocket off in a ridiculous direction?



From The Fairway: Woods To Be Lead Designer For Chicago Golf Project

Last Updated on Monday, 19 December 2016 06:57 Monday, 19 December 2016 06:42

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

CHICAGO, Illinois — Tiger Woods has reportedly agreed to be the lead golf course designer for a $30 million project on the South Side of Chicago that would give the area championship facilities with hopes of attracting a top-level PGA TOUR event.

The Chicago Tribune reported Friday that the renovation of Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses would include an 18-hole championship course, and either a short course or a par 3 course.

“This project can create incredible possibilities for the community on the South Side,” Woods said in a statement by TGR Design released to the newspaper. “We want to design a course that everyone will enjoy.”



Penalty To Be Waived For Accidental Ball Movement On Green

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 December 2016 20:55 Sunday, 11 December 2016 20:47

Dustin Johnson at the 2016 U.S. OpenCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — Golf’s governing bodies have responded to Dustin Johnson’s penalty at the U.S. Open by introducing a local rule that will waive the one-shot penalty if a ball moves on the putting green by accident.

The local rule, effective in January, applies only to accidental movement on the putting green of the golf ball and a ball marker.



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