The Mighty Quinn - how the TOP Program for interns changed my life
10 Jan 2013 - Golf - Editor
The Ohio State University’s internship programme for aspiring greenkeepers is simply referred to as the TOP Program - The Ohio Program. One of its latest interns, Daniel Quinn, explains why he believes it really is TOPs
Greenkeepers and volunteers dig in to help Drouin
12 Sep 2012 - Golf - Editor
More than 50 greenkeepers and volunteers descended on Victoria’s Drouin Golf Club recently to assist course superintendent Jason Allan and his crew resurface greens damaged by vandalism.
Thomson Perrett busy around the world
18 Aug 2012 - Golf - Jon Perrett
Despite the fact that golf course development in Australia and around the world is experiencing a general slowdown, Thomson Perrett continue to be busy.
The Anatomy of a Golf Course - Fairways
10 Aug 2012 - Golf - Andy Watson
In this final article in the series, Andy Watson (Andy Watson Golf Design) will consider fairways. Specifically, he will discuss their structure and placement within the golf course. The fairway is the glue of the golf course holding all other elements together, and becomes the target point for the golfer if the green is not in sight or range.
Praise for Hunter Grinders at The Open
6 Aug 2012 - Golf - Press Release
Praise for Hunter Grinders as The Open course wins compliments during championship. Hunter Grindersprovided a week of support in the build-up to The Open at Royal Lytham & St Anne's Golf Club
2012 Winter issue of Golf Industry Central
23 Jul 2012 - Golf - Mike Orloff
The 2012 Winter issue of Golf Industry Central is now available inside. This issue focuses on New Zealand and has an overview of the upcoming Golf Managers Conference being held in Christchurch. Included is our regular wrap up of what is happening in our industry throughout Australia, New Zealand, and SE Asia.
Quake-hit Clubs in Recovery Mode
21 Jul 2012 - Golf - Editor
For New Zealand’s Christchurch golf clubs severely affected by the devastating earthquakes, there is still a long way to go before they are 100 per cent operational.
Hamilton Golf Course for Sale Again
20 Jul 2012 - Golf - Editor
A 45-hectare golf course just outside the Hamilton city boundary that has seen some changes of ownership over the past 10 years, is up for sale again.
You Gotta Roll With It!
19 Jul 2012 - Golf - Keith Scruton
I would hope that we have all heard of the Disturbance Theory by now. It has been preached by Richard Windows and Henry Bechelet for long enough. It discusses how to set the right level of management to encourage the finer grasses into our greens, while improving playing standards and enabling an increased level of year-round play etc.
Green ~ Keeping
19 Jul 2012 - Golf - Richard Studdard
Today, reducing environmental impacts should be on the agenda of all sports facilities. Indeed, all walks of business should be doing their bit for the environment and, as a result, potentially making financial savings in the process. Golf clubs are no different and I use these as an example of how the operational direction of a business needs to change in today’s climate.
Green Speed Without Compromise
18 Jul 2012 - Golf - Ray Hunt
I meet many turf managers on a daily basis and, without doubt, the old chestnut of achieving consistent golf greens that deliver pace and trueness is upon us again. The subject has been more than well covered in recent years through seminars, internet forums and numerous articles.
Why Norman's $750m Dunes Golf Resort Failed
17 Jul 2012 - Golf - Editor
When Greg Norman backed a $750 million golf resort for the coastal town of Port Hughes, many believed it would put the Yorke Peninsula on the map
Tee-off Time for Manly Golf Club after $13.5m Revamp
16 Jul 2012 - Golf - Editor
Members of Manly Golf Club can enjoy 18 holes of golf again from today after a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the course.
A Desert Oasis ...
16 Jul 2012 - Golf - Laurence Gale MSc - 1 comment
The Director of Agronomy at The Royal Golf Club in Bahrain, Mark Hooker, shares his experiences of greenkeeping in the Middle East
Kenya Dig It?
16 Jul 2012 - Golf - Charmian Robinson
A look at two new USGA spec courses being built in Kenya. Is there a golfing history in Kenya - When was the first Golf Course constructed and how many are there now?
Dunes Port Hughes in a Financial Hole
14 Jul 2012 - Golf - Editor
The Greg Norman-designed Dunes Port Hughes golf course development on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula has been placed in receivership with more than $13 million in debts.
Trump Tees off on his New Golf Course in Scotland
13 Jul 2012 - Golf - Editor
US tycoon Donald Trump struck the first ball on his new luxury golf course in Scotland on Tuesday, saying the battles with environmentalists had all been worth it.