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From the Fairway: Golf’s Unsung Heroes

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 19:55 Monday, 08 December 2014 19:48

altRick Young (@RickSCOREGolf)

Friends, join me. Rise as one and raise your glass to the dedicated stewards entrusted with the living, breathing land canvases we draw (and fade) on every day. To greens superintendents right across Canada I'd like to propose this toast.

Here's to these consummate professionals' expertise, their resourcefulness, vision and, most importantly, here's to the inherent ability they have for striking balance.



From the Fairway: Luke Donald Gets Chased by Baboon in South Africa

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 19:36 Monday, 08 December 2014 19:24

Luke DonaldLuke Donald shot 63 on Friday at the European Tour’s Nedbank Golf Challenge, but that wasn’t the most noteworthy thing that happened to him. Watch the video below.



Fairway Slit Drainage Project Continues at Mayfair Lakes

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 07:16 Wednesday, 26 November 2014 07:11

altThe golf course at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club will be open on 18 holes with minor golf course interruptions. Completion date is weather dependent, as we continue on to the next stage of our major drainage project that was started in February 2014.



From the Fairway: The ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ of Golf Courses

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:50 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 18:33

altDave Kaplan (@davykap) with Files from

Tom Doak is likely familiar to Canadians for the integral role that he played in the reconstruction of St. Georges Golf Club in 2014.

Recognized as one of the preeminent golf course architects in the world, the Pete Dye disciple has designed some of the world’s most famous golf courses including Ballyneal in Colorado and Pacific Dunes in Oregon.

Recently, however, it was one of Doak’s lesser-known tracks that made headlines in the golfing world.



Course Care: Keys to Effective Leaf Cleanup

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:26 Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:19

altElliott L. Dowling, Agronomist, Mid-Atlantic Region

Fall days on a golf course are as close to perfection as one can hope to achieve. The leaves are turning, the weather is cool and it means another summer has passed. Focus on the course transitions from conditioning playing surfaces to renovation projects, leaf cleanup and planning for next season.



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