Date: Tue 05 Oct 2010

Current Journal Contents Vol 7, no 8 October 2010

Included in this issue are references from: Golf Business Development September/October 21010, Golf Club Management August and September 2010, Golf Club Secretary September and October 2010, Golf Range News September 2010, Greenkeeper International September and October 2010, Greenkeeping September 2010 and Greenside September 2010; and and online sources: Asian Golf Business October 2010, Golf Business News, Golf Course Architecture E-mail Newsletter and the USGA E-mail Newsletter .


Architecture

For the long-term success of your golf course: Get it right the first time!
Author: Sam Ferro
Mistakes made during the golf course constructionprocess have both immediate and long term consequences, especially for for items such as bunkers and greens. Guide to estimating cost for golf course construction.
Asian Golf Business, September 2010. Pages: 38-40
http://asp18.digitalflip.com/asiangolf/asiangolfmonthly/AGB-SEPT2010/AGB-SEPT2010.html

Golf on the edges: making the best of marginal sites.
Author: Michael Kahler
As developing nations recognise that gentle lands are more valuable, they've been edging golf course architects to look at and rely on creating golf courses on more challenging terrain.
Asian Golf Business, September 2010. Pages: 60-63
http://asp18.digitalflip.com/asiangolf/asiangolfmonthly/AGB-SEPT2010/AGB-SEPT2010.html

Shorter courses are more popular.
Golf developers may believe they need 7,200 yard long courses to attract good players, but back tees are rarely used and just add to the cost of construction and maintenance.
Golf Course Architecture, 8 September 2010.
www.golfcoursearchitecture.net/Article/Shorter-courses-are-more-popular/1890/Default.aspx

Working with signature golf course desgners…
Author: Brit Stenson (ASGCA)
In the 19th century the pioneering golf professional was a jack-of-all-trades relative to golf. In time golf course design became more specialised, but in recent years it has once again passed to the professional as signature designers.
Asian Golf Business, September 2010. Pages: 30-37
http://asp18.digitalflip.com/asiangolf/asiangolfmonthly/AGB-SEPT2010/AGB-SEPT2010.html

3D modelleing: Visualisong for success.
Author: Andrew Harris
Modern golf course visulaisation has moved on from clay and plasticine. With the use of computer-aided design(CAD) programs, the creation of 3D virtual models of golf courses has become commonplace with many architectural firms creating them in-house.
Asian Golf Business, September 2010. Pages: 8-14
http://asp18.digitalflip.com/asiangolf/asiangolfmonthly/AGB-SEPT2010/AGB-SEPT2010.html

Refurbishment in older clubhouses.
Author: Mungo Park
Mungo Park, great grandson of Old Willie Park, has recently combined in a joint venture with 3DReid Architects, who were responsible for the restoration of the Turnberry Hotel in 2009, and are active internationally in the leisure sector.
Golf Club Secretary, Vol 14, no 9, September 2010. Pages: 65-66
www.mungo-park.co.uk

Courses

The Heath uncovered.
Author: Alan Mahon
Profile of the Heath Golf Club, Ireland, which was established in 1891.
Greenside, September 2010. Pages: 30-34

The only way is up (Hawkhurst Golf Club).
Author: Scott MacCallum
A new course manager at Hawkhurst Golf Club has turned it around over the past year.
Greenkeeper International, October 2010. Pages: 22-25

A Dutch course made in Scotland ... with a little help from the Irish.
Author: Alan Mahon
An account of the construction of The Dutch golf course in Gorinchem in central Holland, designed by Colin Montgomerie.
Greenside, , September 2010. Pages: 12-17

Golf course drainage: short term pain, long term gain.
Author: David Shelton
A description of the extensive drainage work that has been carried out at Loch Lomand Golf Club.
Greenkeeper International, October 2010. Pages: 30-33

Fresh Prince's (course redevelopment).
Author: Nigel Harte
It was one of Britain's premier golf clubs, but Prince's GC had struggled to relive ots glory days since it became a battleground during World War Two. However, recently it has acquired new management and has had its bunkers redeveloped.
Golf Club Management, August 2010. Pages: 52-53

Prague City Golf Club.
Author: Colin Victor
Keen to tap into the European family membership market, last year the president of the Czech Republic opened the first 18-hole course directly in Prague.
Golf Club Management, August 2010. Pages: 48-49

Rockliffe Hall Golf Course.
Author: Colin Victor
Thanks to a huge investment from the owner of Middlesborough FC, residents inHurworth-on-Tees now have a world class club to be proud of.
Golf Club Management, September 2010. Pages: 46-47

Landing at the Berkshire.
Author: Scott MacCallum
Profile of The Berkshire Golf Club, near Ascot, England. The course is a fine example of heathland golf, and is set among pine trees and heather.
Greenkeeper International, September 2010. Pages: 18-22

Fresh Prince's (course design).
Author: Nigel Harte
Once it was one of Britain's premier golf clubs, but Prince's Golf Club had struggled to relive its glory days since it became a battleground during World War Two. That was until new management and buke redevelopment took place.
Greenkeeping, September 2010. Pages: 28-29

Castle in the sand.
Author: Alistair Dunsmuir
Sand-based Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland is one of the best new golf courses in the world. Aninterview with the head greenkeeper about the sward used to survive harsh winters and how the course is a haven to a range of interesting wildlife.
Greenkeeping, September 2010. Pages: 22-28

Further alterations at Wentworth.
After the hostile reaction to parts of the £6 million renovation of the famous West course, the Wentworth club has begun another programme of changes.
Golf Course Architecture, 28 September 2010.
www.golfcoursearchitecture.net/Article/Further-alterations-at-Wentworth/1919/Default.aspx

Environment

Tree of a kind (ecology).
Author: Keith Duff
Continuing his series of articles on making courses attractive to birds - and drawing on guidance from the R&A?RSPB's book on birds and golf courses. - the author looks at woodland management.
Golf Club Management, September 2010. Pages: 52-55

Wash water - recycle and save (waste water).
A look at the two main washpad water recycling systems engineered to ensure golf clubs comply with strict anti-pollution legislation.
Greenkeeping, September 2010. Pages: 40-41

Golf Centres

State of the art golf academy and driving range opens at Close House Hotel and Golf.
North East entrepreneur Graham Wylie is creating a golf venue on a par with Wentworth and Gleneagles. Course designed by Scott MacPherson.
Golf Range News, September 2010. Pages: 12-16

Greenkeeping

Aer traffic control (aeration).
Author: Kath Bentley
As it's such an important task, greenkeeps should aerate as much as possible, and there are ways of doing it without annoying golfers.
Greenkeeping, September 2010. Pages: 6-10

The woes of Woodenbridge.
Author: Trevor Dargan
At the start of 2010, Woodenbridge Golf course in Ireland was flooded. The course was extensively damaged and several holes had to be rebuilt.
Greenside, September 2010. Pages: 22-25

Fantastic four (course maintenance).
Author: Dr Ruth Mann
A four-pronged 'Integrated Disease Management' strategy can keep greens disease-free most of the time.
Golf Club Management, September 2010. Pages: 24-26

Grass choice changes the game.
Author: Patrick M O'Brien
Golf courses in the southern USA are making advancements to produce firmer putting greens that improve the game.
USGA Green Section Record, Volume 48, no 15, Sept 17 2010.
http://turf.lib.msu.edu/gsr/article/o'brien-opinion-9-17-10.pdf

The miser's makeover.
Author: Bob Varek
Golf rounds are down across the country, which means less revenue from dues and green fees. A course makeover with the goal of streamlining maintenance operations can help keep struggling facilities afloat during a difficult economy.
USGA Green Section Record, Volume 48, no 15, Sept 17 2010.
http://turf.lib.msu.edu/gsr/article/vavrek-miser-9-17-10.pdf

Are frost greens really necessary?
Author: Peter Wisbey
If your Club has implemented a policy of using ‘temporaries’ in frost, or delaying play until frost has cleared, it is well worthwhile carrying out a trial to assess the impact of playing on full greens in frost.
Golf Club Secretary, Vol 14, no 10, October 2010. Pages: 80, 79

History

Tin cup.
Author: Tim Webb
The development of the holecup.
Greenkeeper International, October 2010. Pages: 42-43

Industry

Award for Thomson Perrett & Lobb.
Thomson Perrett & Lobb’s heathland inspired Carya Golf Club has been awarded Europe’s Best Golf Course at the Europe & Africa Property Awards 2010.
Golf Business News, ! October 2010.
www.golfbusinessnews.com/2010/10/01/award-for-thomson-perrett-lobb/

Reasons to be cheerful? (Economic resurgence).
Author: Nigel Harte
Forecasts of continuing economic gloom still dominate the financial agenda. The author describes two developments that show things are not as bad as they seem.
Golf Club Management, September 2010. Pages: 14-16

The course built for the Ryder Cup.
The layout of the Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor Resort is the work of Ross McMurray, lead designer with European Golf Design. They were invited to Celtic Manor Resort in 1999 and tasked with producing a golf course for the Wales Ryder Cup Bid.
Golf Business News, 29 September 2010.
www.golfbusinessnews.com/2010/09/29/the-course-built-for-the-ryder-cup/

Poland up to its game?
Author: Geoff Russell
Is Poland at last ready for golf development? A report from the Golf Investment Confere nce in Warsaw.
Golf Business Development, No 8, Sept/Oct 2010. Page: 27

The best things in life are free (company profile).
Author: Colin Victor
Oakland Golf and Leisure uses inert soil to construct and redesigns golf courses, and it supplies this service to golf clubs for free.
Golf Club Management, September 2010. Page: 28

The game of golf and its migration to Asia.
Author: James Graham Prusa
Today there is much enthusiasm for the great potential that Asia offers for the future of the game of golf and there exists evidence that the long hoped for growth in the region is real.
Asian Golf Business, October 2010. Pages: 38-46
http://asp17.digitalflip.com/asiangolf/asiangolfmonthly/AGB-OCT2010/AGB-OCT2010.html

Management

A wash pad alternative.
Author: Paul Stead; Mike Loftus
Equipment wash-down areas are a concern at many maintenance facilities. Options are available to improve these areas without breaking the bank.
USGA Green Section Record, Volume 48, no 16, Sept 24 2010.
http://turf.lib.msu.edu/gsr/article/stead-loftus-wash-9-24-10.pdf

Long term golf course development.
Author: Alex Glasgow
A lot of golf course developments are somewhat haphazard because thay are not part of an overall vision and plan. Even worse, ímprovements'are doomed to fail because of lack of proper planning.
Asian Golf Business, October 2010. Pages: 48-58
http://asp17.digitalflip.com/asiangolf/asiangolfmonthly/AGB-OCT2010/AGB-OCT2010.html

Turf set to suffer serious withdrawal symptoms.
Author: Dr Terry Mabbett
Chemical pesticides registered for use on managed turf are disappearing at an alarming rate. This article looks at EU legislation and its impact on turf management.
Greenkeeper International, October 2010. Pages: 34-38

Sustainable Development

Sustainability key to Middle East golf.
Golf industry leaders from across the region attended the inaugural ‘Golf in the Middle East - The Next Generation’ seminar recently. The event was organised jointly by GCA, Toro and golf architects Thomson, Perrett & Lobb.
Golf Course Architecture, 28 September 2010.
www.golfcoursearchitecture.net/Article/Sustainability-key-to-Middle-East-golf/1921/Default.aspx

Turfgrass

Protect turf from disease during high risk renovation.
Renovation programmes on golf courses this autumn could trigger disease attacks. A pro-active treatment with Heritage Maxx could protect turf through the most vulnerable high risk period.
Golf Business News, 1 September 2010.
www.golfbusinessnews.com/2010/09/01/protect-turf-from-disease-during-high-risk-renovation/

As time goes by.
Author: Jonathan N Knowles
A look into the archives to see whether turf care information from the early twentieth century is still relevant.
Greenkeeper International, September 2010. Pages: 24-27

Return to slender (slender speedwell).
Author: Dr Terry Mabbett
There are over 20 different speedwells native or naturalised in the UK, but slender speedwell is one of the 'worst' weeds in turf.
Greenkeeper International, September 2010. Pages: 31-33

The heat goes on!
Author: Darin S Bevard
In parts of the region, the oppressive summer heat is still hanging on and continuing to take its toll on cool-season putting greens. It is time to implement programs to promote recovery, but be careful and be flexible.
USGA Web Site, August 20 2010.
www.usga.org/course_care/regional_updates/regional_reports/midatlantic/The-Heat-Goes-On!---August-2010/

How is your fescue - fine?
Author: Dr David M Kopec; Brian Whitlark
Worldwide, there are many applicable uses for the six types of fine fescues, largely based on species and any special selection pressure performed by breeders. For turf managers in the desert southwest, where might the fine fescues have a fit?
USGA Web Site, August 19 2010.
www.usga.org/course_care/regional_updates/regional_reports/southwest/How-Is-Your-Fescue---Fine----August-2010/

Graminicides and greens.
Author: A J Beggs
This article is a follow up to a piece written in the GCS Newsletter in 2009, which discussed the new graminicide Rescue (Syngenta). This article looks at the use of this material and suggests caution and sound research before it is used on greens.
Golf Club Secretary, Vol 14, no 9, September 2010. Pages: 72

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