Date: Tue 16 Nov 2010

Current Contents Vol 7, no 9 November 2010

Included in this issue are references from: Golf Club Management October 2010, Golf Course Architecture October 2010, Golf Management Europe September 2010, Golf Range News October 2010, Greenkeeper International November 2010 and Greenkeeping October/November 2010; and and online sources: By Design Fall 2010, Golf Business News, Golf Inc Fall 2010 and the USGA E-mail Newsletter .

Architects

Seth Raynor: the paradoxical designer.
Author: Anthony Pioppi
Never an avid golfer, Seth Raynor was yet the creator of some of America's best-loved courses.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Pages: 18-23

Golf architects spread their wings.
Author: Adam Lawrence
Around the world, golf course architects are finding that the key to success is being a trusted advisor to clients on more than just where to place bunkers.
By Design, Issue 4, Fall 2010. Pages: 8-11
www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/tudorrose/bydesign_2010fall/#/8

Architecture

Less is more; the rise of shorter courses.
Golf developers may believe they need 7,200 yard courses to attract good players, but back tees are rarely used and just add to construction and maintenance costs, concluded a recent panel discussion involving ASGCA members.
By Design, Issue 4, Fall 2010. Page: 5
www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/tudorrose/bydesign_2010fall/#/4

Lost hole - Biarritz.
Author: Adam Lawrence
Biarritz's lost Chasm hole is one of golf design's most persistant mysteries. It must have been truly terrifying back in 1890.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Pages: 24-25

Joint forces?
Author: Mike Wood
A closer relationship between golf design and landscape architecture would help stimulate fresh ideas and also help boost golf's credibility with environmental sceptics.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Pages: 26-27

Another Ryder Cup concession?
Author: James Hansen
The creation of the Twenty Ten course, the host venue for this year's Ryder Cup, involved both sides of the Atlantic. The reworking of the Wentworth Hills course was carried out by Ross McMurray of Europen Golf Design.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Pages: 30-35

Enter sandman (Landscaping).
Author: Peter Jones
As Welsh clubs particularly benefited from Ryder Cup fever in the last few months, a look at two clubs that required a bunker expert to recommend improvements in order to make the most out of the increase in visitors.
Golf Club Management, October 2010. Pages: 54-56

Courses

Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, Tuscany Italy.
Author: Adam Lawrence
Designed by Rainer Preissmann and Wilfried Moroder.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Pages: 61-63

Saltburn-By-The-Sea Golf Club.
Author: Colin Victor
With the recession particularly hurting clubs in the north-east of England, Saltburn has fought back with a programme of change throughout the club.
Golf Club Management, October 2010. Pages: 46-47

Celtic Manor praised for green Ryder Cup.
Celtic manor has been praised for hosting what is said to be the greenest Ryder Cup in history.
Golf Club Management, October 2010. Page: 6

Finally 'Lossie' has something to shout about.
Author: Mark Alexander
Moray Golf Club, in Scotland, is incresing visitor income through a proactive approach to customer care.
Golf Management Europe, No 74, September 2010. Pages: 19-21
www.moraygolf.co.uk

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, Issue 22, October 2010. Page: 11

Yas Links, Yas Island, Adu Dhabi.
Author: Adam Lawrence
Designed by Kyle Phillips.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Pages: 56-59

Rye Hill Golf Club.
Profile of Rye Hill Golf Club, in Oxfordshire, which is under new management.
Golf Range News, October 2010. Pages: 4-10

The natural golf habitat.
Author: Michelle Weyenberg
Machrihanish Dunes in Scotland is a new breed of golf course - built by hand - and is championing environmental practices.
Golf Inc, Fall 2010. Pages: 43-45
www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/golfinc_2010fall/index.php?startid=32#/42

Unique mowing solutions for bomb damaged fairways.
The Domburgsche Golf Club in the Netherlands is the only genuine links course in the country. It was heavily bombed in both wars and the resulting craters have become the 'signature' feature, requiring special tools for maintenance.
Golf Business News, November 4th 2010.
www.golfbusinessnews.com/news/courses/unique-mowing-solutions-bomb-damaged-fairways/?utm_source=Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=c71d237ca1-Weekly+Newsletter+-+Nov+5th+2010&utm_medium=email

Making a lasting impression.
Author: Scott MacCallum
Profile of Burghley Park Golf Club, Stamford, England.
Greenkeeper International, November 2010. Pages: 32-36

The Praire Club, Valentine, Nebraska, USA.
Author: Anthony Pioppi
The latest golf destination to open in the remote Sand Hills region of Nebraska.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Pages: 50-55

Environment

STRI environment awards.
The STRI Golf Environment Awards have reached a wider audience this year, which indicates that interest in the environment is continuing to spead throughout the golfing industry. This year's overall winner is Portmore Golf Park.
Golf Business News, October 21 2010.
www.golfbusinessnews.com/news/sponsorship/stri-environment-awards/

Weathering the storm (flood management).
Author: Adam Lawrence
Golf courses can play a vital part in preventing flooding in urban areas.
By Design, Issue 4, Fall 2010. Pages: 14-15
www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/tudorrose/bydesign_2010fall/#/14

Bee with you (Landscaping).
Author: Nigel Harte
With food supplies at risk due to bee numbers being in decline, golf clubs can take a lead by adapting their lanscapes in order to attract the insects.
Golf Club Management , October 2010. Page: 53

Golf courses employ goats for maintenance.
Author: Julie Williams
Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, California, have been using goats to clear vegitation from their classic Alister MacKenzie course.
Golf Week, October 26 2010.
www.golfweek.com/news/2010/oct/26/golf-courses-employ-goats-maintenance/

Power up (pollution legislation).
Author: David Mears
The Environment Agency is introducing new enforcement powers.
Greenkeeping, Oct/Nov 2010. Page: 40

Golf - the Game

SGX; the next generation.
Author: Peter Simm
Already a runaway success in the UK and Ireland, SkyCaddie is expanding into Europe for 2011.
Golf Management Europe, No 74, September 2010. Pages: 22-23
www.skycaddie.co.uk

manage by design.
Author: Bill Yates
Based on the playing length, location and difficulty of obstacles, and travel distances from greens to tees, an objective measure of the time it should take to play can be calculated using the Pace Rating created by the USGA.
By Design, Issue 4, Fall 2010. Pages: 16-17
www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/tudorrose/bydesign_2010fall/#/16

The social face of our game.
Author: Howard Swan
Golf needs to change its face if it is once again to be a game of the people.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Pages: 28-29

Greenkeeping

Date for your diary.
Author: Noel Mackenzie
Last winter's weather caused significant problems for UK-based greenkeepers. One way to avoid the same hardships is to keep a diary of your course.
Greenkeeping, Oct/Nov 2010. Pages: 6-8

Money talk (budget preparation and submission).
Author: Laurence Pithie
What are the maincosts incurred for maintaining a golf course? This article looks at ways to minimise these costs and examines the financial options available for course managers to consider.
Greenkeeping, Oct/Nov 2010. Pages: 10-14

How the Ryder Cup was won.
Author: Scott MacCallum
Celtic Manor's Jim McKenzie talks exclusively with Scott MacCallum about the finest greenkeeping achievement of modern times.
Greenkeeper International, November 2010. Pages: 21-27

Industry

Building a better future (coure construction in Cyprus).
Author: Peter Simm
Cyprus has long been touted as a future travel destination for the avid golfer. For a decade or more there has been much talk about a raft of high-end golf courses being built.
Golf Management Europe, No 74, September 2010. Pages: 36-39

TPL to design academy at Moscow' Olympic Stadium.
Thomson Perrett & Lobb has been commissioned to design a new golf academy at Moscow’s Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Europe’s largest sports centre.
Golf Business News, 28 October 2010.
www.golfbusinessnews.com/news/courses/tpl-design-academy-moscows-olympic-stadium/?utm_source=Newsletter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=44b9d84051-Weekly_Newsletter_2010_10_29&utm_medium=email

Golf: more than just a game.
Author: Joe Steranka
With one million jobs directly connected to golf, the golf industry has a profound, positive impact on America’s economic, environmental and social agendas.
By Design, Issue 4, Fall 2010. Pages: 12-13
www.nxtbook.com/nxteu/tudorrose/bydesign_2010fall/#/12

Famous Vietnam course is sold.
Saigon firm Vina Properties has acquired Dalat Palace Golf Club, regarded as Vietnam’s top course. Dalat Palace's history goes back to the 1920s and the original routing is attrributes to Harry Colt and Hugh Alison.
Golf Course Architecture, , 12 October 2010.
www.golfcoursearchitecture.net/Article/Famous-Vietnam-course-is-sold/1942/Default.aspx

MacKenzie's Alwoody is restored.
Alwoodley Golf Club in Leeds, England, the first course designed by the legendary architect Dr Alister MacKenzie, is undergoing a bunker restoration at the hands of fellow Scot Ken Moodie.
Golf Course Architecture, 18 October 2010.
www.golfcoursearchitecture.net/Article/MacKenzie%E2%80%99s-Alwoodley-is-restored/1956/Default.aspx

German project wins approval.
German design firm Städler Golf Courses and contractor Brehmer Golfplatzbau have broken ground on a new 18-hole course in the city of Paderborn.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Page: 15

More golf at Mission Hills.
The new Mission Hills mega-resort on the Chinese island of Hainan has taken another step forward with the opening of three more courses.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Page: 16

Where golf courses will get built.
Author: Trevor Ledger
The economic slowdown has impacted development across the globe. But countries with strong government support can expect course construction to move forward.
Golf Inc, Fall 2010. Pages: 28-31
www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/golfinc_2010fall/index.php?startid=32#/28

Patiño supports 2018 Ryder Cup Portugal
Portugal has launched its bid to host the 2018 Ryder Cup with the support of Don Jaime Ortiz-Patiño, the founder of Valderrama, the venue of the 1997 Ryder Cup matches.
Golf Business News, October 19 2010.
www.golfbusinessnews.com/news/sponsorship/patiao-supports-2018-ryder-cup-portugal/

Spotlight on Aberdeenshire.
Author: Toby Ingleton
Thrust into the sptolight by the arrival of Donald Trump, the once overlooked region of Aberdeenshire is bracing itself for an influx of Americans demanding the world's best golf.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Pages: 44-49

Management

So you think you want to play championship conditions all the time?
Author: Derf Soller
This article explains why conditions required and achieved for championship events are unattainable on a long-term basis and we must consider why trying to attain these conditions may not be in the best interests of many golf courses.
USGA Green Section Record, Vol 48, no 20, October 22, 2010.
turf.lib.msu.edu/gsr/article/soller-play-champ-10-22-10.pdf

The Stimpmeter: friend or foe?
Author: Darin Bevard
The Stimpmeter is a simple tool. Demonstrating how green speed is measured helps course officials understand what the numbers mean and how they are obtained.
USGA Green Section Record, Vol 48, no 21, October 29, 2010. Pages: 1-3
turf.lib.msu.edu/gsr/article/bevard-stimpmeter-10-29-10.pdf

Playing safe (security).
Author: Amanda Beesley
How can golf clubs best protect their assets? The BSIA's (British Industry Security Association) Amanda Beesley investigates how calling upon the experience and expertise of other sectors can help. Plus Buyer's Guide.
Golf Club Management, October 2010. Pages: 22-27

A post pesticide prognosis for turf patients and carers.
Author: Dr Terry Mabbett
The author continues his thesis on the future of pesticides as more and more are being banned by the EU.
Greenkeeper International, November 2010. Pages: 38-41

Sustainable Development

Sustainability key for Middle East Golf.
Sustainability in the Middle East is about energy and water. A report on the inaugral 'Golf in the Middle East - The Next Generation' seminar, organised jointly by GCA, Toro and golf architects Thomson, Perret & Lobb.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Pages: 8-9

A sustainable future for the game?
Author: Peter Dawson
Chief executive of The R&A discusses the impact that golf has on the environment.
Golf Management Europe, No 74, September 2010. Pages: 16-17
www.randa.org

Turfgrass

Turf choices.
Author: Adam Lawrence
Selecting the right turfgrass is crucial to the success of a golf course, both environmentally and economically.
Golf Course Architecture, Issue 22, October 2010. Pages: 37-43

Concerning phosphorus.
Author: Jeff Nus
A nationwide survey of golf course water resources supports regulatory restrictions regarding the use of phosphorus.
USGA Green Section Record, Vol 48, no 21, October 29, 2010. Pages: 1-2
turf.lib.msu.edu/gsr/article/nus-phosphorus-10-29-10.pdf

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