It's here - hot off the presses and the final installment of another year
of intrepid detail and willful misinformation! As I write this I realize
that we certainly seem to have gotten off lightly so far this winter.
Looking at a lot of brown grass this week has allayed my mild concern
regarding whether or not turf had hardened off appropriately to the cold
temperatures. That however has changed and many of the courses are now
looking appropriately brown. Unfortunately some damage has occurred during
the cold snap which will be seen all the way into late April of next year.
Conference season is in full swing as well as a spat of annual meetings for
the various association - further to that, the CDGA Club Leadership
Conference is upcoming and our session for prospective greens chairmen and
superintendents has some very interesting topics in regards to the role of
a greens chairman, water issues facing golf courses and course changes in
relation to re-grassing, redesigns are all on the slate for discussion on
February 21st at Medinah CC. Guest speakers will be in place from the USGA,
GCSAA as well as presenters who have had recent experience on some of the