Date: Mon 11 Jun 2018

Some articles you may have missed...

Recent articles from Golf Content Network, Greenkeeping and Golf Business News, plus many online sources.

We have also added three new articles to the EIGCA website:

Matt Ward's series of 'Behind the Architectural Curtain', one on the Masters and the other on the US Open at Shinnecock Hills.

Profile of EIGCA President Ross McMurray from Golf Features' 'People in Golf'.

Architecture

2018 Masters - Behind the Architectural Curtain.
To get insights on what makes the event and course so fascinating - interviews were conducted with architects from different parts of the globe.
Golf Content Network April 4 2018
golfcontentnetwork.com/interviews/2018-masters-behind-architectural-curtain/

Successful putting green construction starts with planning.
Putting green construction projects must account for playability goals, agronomic requirements, and budgetary considerations.
USGA Green Section Record March 2 2018
gsrpdf.lib.msu.edu/ticpdf.py?file=/article/o%27brien-oatis-successful-3-2-17.pdf

What Makes a Golf Course Bad?
Golf course design is a subjective topic and opinions on layouts differ from golfer to golfer. The exception is the greatest courses in the world, which are for the most part met with universal acclaim.
Links Magazine March 4 2018
www.linksmagazine.com/what-makes-a-golf-course-bad/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=insider3.4

Environment

Royal Dornoch helps nature hold back the tide.
A world-renowned golf club is supporting a pioneering project that will help prevent part of its course succumbing to coastal erosion by rebuilding natural defences.
Golf Business News 12 April 2018
golfbusinessnews.com/news/courses/royal-dornoch-helps-nature-hold-back-the-tide/

Golf - the Game

Bluegreen testing pay-as-you-play, mini courses.
When golfers arrive, at the check-in counter, they'll be asked, "How much time do you have?" Based on the answer, the golf shop employee will suggest either a traditional round of golf or one of their other options.
Golf Inc Mar/April 2018
www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=479894&ver=html5&p=4#{%22page%22:4,%22issue_id%22:479894}

Making golf fun.
What exactly is it that makes golf fun? Should clubs simply make their courses easier, or is there more to it than that?
By Design Spring 2018
asgca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/By-Design-Issue-38-Spring-2018.pdf

Greenkeeping

What affects the growth of turfgrass?
In recent years, a persistent topic of discussion has revolved around the growth potential of turfgrass. STRI consultant Conor Nolan delves deeper into the subject
Greenkeeping 12 May 2018
http://www.greenkeepingeu.com/affects-growth-turfgrass/

Managing new putting greens.
After a new putting green is built, unique management practices are necessary to promote turf maturation and quality playing conditions.
USGA Green Section Record April 6 2018
gsrpdf.lib.msu.edu/ticpdf.py?file=/article/nicoludis-moeller-managing-4-6-18.pdf

Soil Biology Provides The Antidote To `Augusta Syndrome`.
Every year, `Augusta Syndrome` can cause greenkeepers grief as the new golf season tees off. Those pristine greens and fairways millions marvel at during The Masters tournament can trigger despondency in even the most upbeat greenkeeper.
Golf Business News 3 April 2018
golfbusinessnews.com/news/courses/soil-biology-provides-the-antidote-to-augusta-syndrome/

Health & Safety

Golf Is Good For You - And Could Save Millions.
Golf is good for your health and happiness - and could save millions of pounds for local authorities, according to new research.
Golf Business News 27 March 2018
golfbusinessnews.com/news/management-topics/golf-is-good-for-you-and-could-save-millions/

Industry

Tbilisi Hills Becomes Latest European Tour Destination.
Tbilisi Hills Golf Resort became the 27th destination to join the network of world-class venues, and the first from the Eurasian nation of Georgia. The parkland layout is designed by EIGCA Member Lassi Pekka Tilander.
Golf Business News 28 March 2018
golfbusinessnews.com/news/travel/tbilisi-hills-becomes-latest-european-tour-destination/

Turfgrass

Recovering playing surfaces after a long and wet winter.
As spring finally arrives, greenkeepers have been left to reflect - and repair their turf - following an unprecedented and lengthy period of cold and wet weather across much of the UK.
Turf Business April 2018
flickread.com/edition/html/5ac9c46e3cc66#12

Through the Green: The grass at the Masters.
The famous wall-to-wall green color on display at Augusta National wouldn’t be possible without improved perennial ryegrass cultivars, the first of which was released in 1967.
Golf Course Management April 2018
www.gcmonline.com/voices/2018/04/01/augusta-national-grass

Ultradwarf grasses: Beyond bermuda.
The first ultradwarf zoysiagrass shows promise as an alternative to bermudagrass greens.
First Cut (GCSAA) March 23 2018
www.gcmonline.com/turf/2018/03/01/ultradwarf-zoysiagrass

Golf Course Design
Sustainability