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  • 22 Sep 2016 10:54 PM | Tony Dierkers (Administrator)




    Earnest Byner

    "For the love of the game"

    Former NFL running back and coach known to many Browns fans for, "The Fumble," Byner will discuss how team chemistry, community and attitude helped him move forward and become a better teacher and coach later in life.

    As many in our industry are struggling to develop a winning culture within our organizations, Byner's message will make you think of ways to build a sense of pride and family within your own workplace.

    Click here to read the announcement

  • 17 Sep 2016 8:31 AM | Tony Dierkers (Administrator)

     Regional Updates - Central Updates from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.

    September 2016: Fast-Track Aeration

    When labor is in short supply and time is limited, having the right tools for a major maintenance operation, such as core aeration, is crucial. Here are three ways golf facilities use specialized equipment to fast track aeration.

    September 2016: Mega-Thatch

    Creeping bentgrass fairways have the potential for excessive thatch accumulation where cool, wet weather during the growing season inhibits the natural microbial decomposition of organic matter.

    August 2016: Sneaky Wilt

    A break in the weather after a long stretch of heat and high humidity may spell relief for golfers, but a breezy day of mild temperatures and low humidity can cause considerable stress on a weak, shallow-rooted Poa annua putting surface.

    August 2016: Break The Annual Cycle Of Traffic Damage

    Some weak areas manage to fly under the radar during mild weather, but they become an eyesore when heat and high humidity arrive.

  • 22 Aug 2016 1:23 PM | Anonymous

    Another successful golf outing; this time at  Miami Whitewater Forest!  Thank you to  host Superintendent, Andy Grau! 

    Official Results:

    Affiliate Winners = John Mowat (73) & David Stang (82)

    Superintendent Winners = Dan Francis (75) & Harry Murrison (86)

    Skins Winners = Chris Shane, John Mowat, Harry Helsel & Scott Papania




  • 15 Aug 2016 1:50 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the 2016 GCGCSA Scholarship Winners!  

    Charlie Tadge Service Award Scholarship - Alex Kincaid

    Alex is a senior at Ball State University majoring in magazine journalism and minoring in political science and women's and gender studies. She was a senior editor for the award-winning, student-run magazine Ball Bearings for the 2015-2016 academic year. This year, she will serve as the magazine's editor-in-chief. Alex is spending her summer in Indianapolis where she is a fellow with Indianapolis Monthly magazine. Award was accepted by her father.

    Marion Mendenhall Scholarship - Andrew Miller

    Andrew is in his second year of the Rutgers University Professional Golf Turf Management program. He is currently an intern at Hyde Park Golf & Country Club. Andrew is heavily involved within the community and frequently serves at homeless shelters in downtown Cincinnati.

    Howard Dammel Scholarship - Kinsey Brown

    Kinsey Brown is a 4.0 student in the Turfgrass Management Technologies program at Cincinnati State. After working in social work for nearly five years, she decided to switch career paths and go into Turfgrass Management to work on golf courses. Kinsey is exceptionally grateful for the opportunity this scholarship allows.

  • 20 May 2016 9:05 AM | Anonymous

    Ohio’s five affiliated chapters of the GCSAA have combined to partner with FOX Sports Ohio’s popular golf show, The Golf Zone with Jimmy Hanlin, to highlight the role of the golf course superintendent.

    The collaborative effort was made possible by the GCSAA’s outreach grant, where matching funds are available for programs focused on increasing awareness of the superintendent profession. The Golf Zone airs live from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm on FOX Sports Ohio and is accessible to 5.4 million subscribers in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York.

    This Sunday, May 22, the new segment titled, The Superintendent Report, will make its debut and will continue every Sunday through October. In the first episode, GCSAA director and superintendent at Westfield Country Club, Mark Jordan will appear in studio to discuss his recent visit to Washington D.C. for National Golf Day as well as Ohio Turfgrass Week which is May 22-29.

    Over the next 20 weeks, the segment will be utilized to promote the golf course superintendent, the environmental benefits of golf courses, unique locations and much more. Guests will appear live in studio, by phone or in some cases, segments will be pre-recorded to give viewers an inside look at the role of the golf course superintendent.

  • 18 May 2016 1:52 PM | Anonymous

    Thanks to Jeff Reich and the team at TPC River's Bend for hosting our recent chapter event. A special thank you also to Jerry Lemons for providing us with tips to maintain quality bunkers on our courses. 

    Take a look at some photos from the event by clicking here

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