Earn That Budget Increase

There is an old saying that goes like this: The owner of our course has deep pockets (a lot of money). Unfortunately, his pockets are so deep he can’t reach the money! Every golf course superintendent has encountered a few setbacks when asking for a budget increase....

Turf’s Most Important Meal

Low-nitrogen fertility in the fall has emerged due to heavy emphasis on potassium and the fear of creating turf that is too succulent, says Dr. Raymond Snyder, director of agronomy for Harrell’s. “This has resulted in too little nitrogen applied in the fall period,”...

And we’re off!

On a trip like this, getting there is half the fun – NOT! As the person in charge of the trip I feel it’s necessary to get to our destination a day early just to be there despite any contingencies along the way. With three other participants coming from Atlanta we...

The Check Down

As each of our riding reel mowers (greens, tees and collars, fairway, and rough) finish mowing for the last time, I bring them through the shop and take the reels off. The loose parts get put in a soup can that rides on the floor boards. That way the parts I will need...