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Golf Information News, Vol 8, No 1, January 2011

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first issue of Golf Information News for 2011.
After the snows of December it seems almost Spring-like here in Surrey with snowdrops beginning to appear.

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Ecology Surveys

Great Crested Newt

We have received the latest Ecology & Arboricultural Services Newsletter for Spring 2011 from Landscape Planning which includes a chart detailing the best time for conducting ecological surveys for a variety of protected species.

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Using Google Earth to help you measure irregularly shaped areas with surprising accuracy

The USGA Green Section Record recently drew attention to the use of Google Earth to help with estimating costs of golf course projects. One of the most important steps is to accurately measure the area involved. This is easier said than done given the irregular shapes of greens, bunkers, fairways, etc. Fortunately, there is an on-line tool that makes the marking and measuring of such areas extremely simple and surprisingly accurate. Plus, you can save measured areas for future reference.

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World Golf Foundation Newsletter

The World Golf Foundation has produced an e-newsletter which will be sent three to four times a year and will focus on an issue of importance to the industry by assimilating links to stories and articles from around the world on that issue.

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Tips on Reducing Golf Course Maintenance

A new flyer focusing on the cost of maintaining a golf course – designed to assist golf course owners and managers balancing short-term expenses with long-term expectations – is now available from the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA).
“The Cost Factor: Tips & Techniques for Reducing Annual Maintenance Costs” was developed by ASGCA in concert with the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

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Current Journal Contents, Vol 8, No 1, January 2011

Journals

Included in this issue are references from: Golf Business Development January 2011, Golf Club Management January 2011, Golf Range News December 2010,Greenkeeper International January 2011 and Greenkeeping December 2010 and January/February 2011; and online sources: By Design Winter 2010, Golf Business News, Golf Course Architecture, Horticulture Week, KPMG Newsletter December 2010, Sky Sports and the USGA Green Section Record.

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Journals - Contact Details

Our thanks to the publishers, who have allowed us to include their journals in the newsletter.

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Gold Partners

EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Rainbird
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Toro

Silver Partners

EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Barenbrug
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: John Deere
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Ransomes Jacobsen
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Turf Seed Europe

Bronze Partners

EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Benedetti
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: DME
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Jacklin Golf
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: John Greasley
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: MJ Abbott
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: PROFILE Products LLC
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: SOL
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Sportechnic2000