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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.



From the Fairway: The 2015 European Tour Yearbook Available for Pre-Order

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:15 Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:12

altPaul McGinley’s inspirational leadership of Europe’s stunning Ryder Cup triumph, Rory McIlroy’s iconic summer of success and Martin Kaymer’s incredible US Open victory are all captured in The 2015 European Tour Yearbook priced which can be ordered NOW for the exceptional price of £20.00 for delivery before Christmas.



From the Fairway: Limited Number of ‘A Golden 18,’ Featuring Some of Nicklaus’ Best U.S. Design Work, Available

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:14 Sunday, 09 November 2014 20:00

A Golden 18A limited number of copies remain of the first printing of A Golden 18—A Showcase of Legendary Clubs Designed by Jack Nicklaus, published by the Legendary Publishing Group. Released in June and already having sold through nearly 4,000 copies, the beautiful, oversized coffee-table book highlights 18 premier Jack Nicklaus-designed courses spread across the United States. To preview the book, click here.



From the Fairway: Well-Known Tree at TPC Sawgrass Removed

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 November 2014 20:53 Sunday, 02 November 2014 20:39

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR) — A couple of years ago William McGirt was playing a practice round at TPC Sawgrass when he heard the distinct sound of a ball hitting bark on the adjacent sixth tee.

It was Ernie Els and the large, overhanging branch near the tee box providing the knock.



From the Fairway: New Greens, Old Look at St. George’s Golf and Country Club

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:13 Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:04

altTORONTO, Ontario (David Kaplan/Golf Canada) — After suffering devastating greens damage from last winter's ice storm, St. George's Golf and Country Club has made a full and triumphant recovery.

The membership at the Stanley Thompson design elected not only to reseed all of the greens, completely changing the soil composition from poa annua to bentgrass, but also to entirely rebuild the putting surfaces.



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