Tournament Prep

  • History major: Jon Jennings, CGCS, and the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

    When the U.S. Open returns this month to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, it will be the first major championship guided by Jon Jennings, CGCS, whose lineage indicates he may have been made for this magic moment.

  • Inside the ropes: 2017 PGA Championship

    GCSAA TV takes you to Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., where staff and volunteers are primed and ready to put on a world class tournament.

  • Quail Hollow Club: From the ground up

    The PGA Championship at North Carolina’s Quail Hollow Club showcases just how high the city of Charlotte, the club and superintendent Keith Wood have soared.

  • It's finally here: 2017 U.S. Open

    John Jacques, associate superintendent at Erin Hills, shares his pride in the course, in the efforts of the crew and volunteers this week, and in being part of the first U.S. Open hosted in Wisconsin.

  • Inside the ropes: 2017 U.S. Open

    GCSAA TV takes you inside the ropes at Erin Hills (Wis.) during last week's 2017 U.S. Open. Learn how superintendent Zach Reineking and his crew prepared for the world’s best players, see how spectators fared in turf trivia, and meet the people working behind the scenes to host this major event.

  • Different roles, common goals at 2017 Memorial Tournament

    Members of the golf course crew discuss the much-needed assistance they receive from volunteers during preparations for the 2017 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, and volunteers share why they value the opportunity to help.

  • Inside the Ropes: 2017 Memorial Tournament

    GCSAA TV takes you inside the ropes at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, host of the 2017 Memorial Tournament. Learn more about tournament preparations, from maintaining quality of cut, to motivating the crew and volunteers, to passing the torch to a new director of grounds operations.

  • State of readiness

    Zach Reineking, Wisconsin born and bred, and a team of fellow native sons have Erin Hills primed and ready for one of the biggest events in the state’s golf history: this month’s U.S. Open. Read this article in the June 2017 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • U.S. Open spring preparation at Erin Hills GC

    The crew at Erin Hills Golf Course discuss how they’re managing the transition into the Wisconsin spring while prepping for the U.S. Open, to be held in 90 days. The erratic weather can present challenges, but this seasoned crew is ready for it.

  • Proposed Changes to the Rules of Golf in 2019 and Golf Course Maintenance

    In this 90-minute webinar, Jack Fry, Ph.D. reviews the potential impact of proposed Rules changes in 2019 and discuss other routine course maintenance practices and how they impact the Rules.

  • Team spirit

    The grounds staff at Hazeltine National Golf Club, site of this month’s Ryder Cup, epitomizes the spirit of the event. Hint: It’s all about the team. Read this article in the September 2016 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • How to Conduct a Competition

    The USGA Rules and Competitions Guidelines provide all the information you need to get started in staging a USGA-style competition. This book is available in the GCSAA Store.

  • Tournament Management for Golf Courses, 2nd Edition

    This has all the tools you need to prepare and maintain golf courses for tournaments, including practical guidelines for cup-cutting, pest management, and fertilization, as well as tips for managing professional events. This book is available in the GCSAA Store.