Date: Tue 14 Aug 2018

Some articles you may have missed...

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

Architecture

Behind the Architectural Curtain - 2018 US Open
Author: Matt Ward
To get insights on what makes the event and course so fascinating - interviews were conducted with architects from different parts of the globe.
World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses
www.top100golfcourses.com/news-item/behind-the-architectural-curtain-2018-us-open

2018 Open - Behind the Architectural Curtain
Author: Matt Ward
To get insights on what makes the event and course so fascinating - interviews were conducted with architects from different parts of the globe.
World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses
golfcontentnetwork.com/golf-courses/behind-the-architectural-curtain-carnoustie/

Envionment

Sentosa Golf Club Loses Its Bottles And Strengthens Commitment To The Environment
Sentosa Golf Club is reaffirming its commitment to the environment and its ‘Keep it Green’ agenda by announcing that it will no longer permit the use of plastic water bottles on its golf carts.
Golf Business
golfbusinessnews.com/news/management-topics/sentosa-golf-club-loses-its-bottles-and-strengthens-commitment-to-the-environment/

Coastal work protection ploughs on
Author:
Restoration work on the Eden’s saltmarsh habitat continues. Here, Clare Maynard of the University of St Andrews follows up on her initial blog about the project.
Golf Business
blog.standrews.com/2018/05/14/coastal-protection-work-ploughs-on/?_cldee=anVsaWFAZWlnY2Eub3Jn&recipientid=contact-e7ffad8b21e0e51180ec5065f38ba451-7206b9350c3f432aad1277716eb54b78&esid=f0a36cd0-5375-e811-8148-70106fa7b0a1&urlid=5

PGA Catalunya Resort Continues To Be Recognised For Ecological Excellence
PGA Catalunya Resort, home of Spain’s No.1 course*, has been re-certified by the Golf Environmental Organization (GEO) in recognition of its continued commitment to nature, resources and community.
Golf Business
golfbusinessnews.com/news/courses/pga-catalunya-resort-continues-to-be-recognised-for-ecological-excellence/

Ryder Cup Tees Up Green Drive
Launch of The Ryder Cup Green Drive – the event’s sustainability programme
Golf Business
golfbusinessnews.com/news/ryder-cup-business/ryder-cup-tees-up-green-drive/

Golf - the Game

Interview With USGA’s Mike Davis
Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA, which has partnered with Rolex since 1980, was speaking at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club at the 118th U.S. Open where he discussed U.S. Open venues, rolling back the ball, and the new world handicapping system.
Golf Business
golfbusinessnews.com/news/interviews/interview-with-usgas-mike-davis/

The PGAs Of Europe And Love.Golf Unite To Grow Female Participation Across Europe
A new partnership between the PGAs of Europe and love.golf – the pioneering group coaching programme for women supported by Syngenta – is set to develop coach education and make a positive impact to female golf participation.
Golf Business
golfbusinessnews.com/news/growing-the-game/the-pgas-of-europe-and-love-golf-unite-to-grow-female-participation-across-europe/

Greenkeeping

New Putting Green Turf Improves Playing Conditions
Author: STEVE HAMILTON, PATRICK O'BRIEN
Converting putting greens to a newer grass gives golf facilities an opportunity to improve playing conditions
USGA Green Section record
www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/course-care/course-consulting-service/in-the-field/2018/new-putting-green-turf-improves-playing-conditions.html

How to control grass growth on a golf green
Mowing is fundamental in maintaining perfect playing qualities across all natural sports’ surfaces. However, controlling the rate of grass growth and recovery is very much dependent on the surface and sport
Greenkeeping
www.greenkeepingeu.com/control-grass-growth-golf-green/

The Impact Of Green Speed On Pace Of Play
Increasing geen speed leads to slower pace of play.
Jounral of Turfgrass Science
www.usga.org/course-care/turfgrass-and-environmental-research/research-updates/2018/the-impact-of-green-speed-on-pace-of-play.html

Water Quality Worries
Author: Brian Whitlark
Four common strategies used by golf courses to manage water quality woes
USGA Green Section Record
www.usga.org/course-care/forethegolfer/2018/water-quality-worries.html

Golf club to host water usage meeting
Author: Emma Williams
A Surrey golf club is to host a meeting later this year on water usage and resilience in the golf sector.
Golf Business
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2018/07/golf-club-to-host-water-usage-meeting/

Health & Safety

Golfers are happier and healthier than non-golfers
Author: Tania Longmire
New research by The R&A has found that golfers are significantly happier and healthier than non-golfers.
Golf Business
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2018/08/golfers-are-happier-and-healthier-than-non-golfers/

Getting Back In The Swing: GPs Urged To Refer Older Patients For Golf Lessons
Health professionals are being urged to refer older and inactive patients for golf lessons, after a new report showed that golf builds muscle strength, reduces blood pressure and improves life satisfaction.
Golf Business
golfbusinessnews.com/news/management-topics/getting-back-in-the-swing-gps-urged-to-refer-older-patients-for-golf-lessons/

Industry

UKGCOA changes it name and its core aims
Author: Tania Longmire
The UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) has become the UK Golf Federation and has changed its main aims.
Golf Business
www.thegolfbusiness.co.uk/2018/07/ukgcoa-changes-it-name-and-its-core-aims/

Golf Course Design
Sustainability