Greens Maintenance

  • On the Subject of Sole

    Doug Karcher, Ph.D., and Thom Nikolai, Ph.D., have been researching the impact of golf shoe soles and share their findings on the variety of cleat/sole designs, methods to determine green friendliness of current shoe designs, and BMPs to minimize the impact on your turf. Access this free member webinar at My Learning Hub.

  • How True Are Your Putting Greens?

    In this 90-minute webinar, Doug Linde, Ph.D., shares research from two putting green trueness studies conducted in New Zealand. Learn more about methods to measure and manage green trueness.

  • Carbon Carbon Everywhere

    Beth Guertal, Ph.D., leads an exploration of recent research in carbon in this 60-minute webinar, which includes a basic introduction to soil carbon and how it may affect microbial biomass, microbial activity and nitrogen fertilization.

  • Turfgrass Talk Show presentation by David Bataller

    Presented at the 2017 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show, these unique tales will set the foundation for a lively discussion that makes people stop and ask, “You did what?”

  • Measuring and Managing Putting Green Trueness presentation by Doug Linde PhD

    Presented at the 2017 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show, Turf Solutions sessions cover practical techniques from a panel of experts discussing a variety of agronomic challenges.

  • On Course Solutions Doing More with Less Doesn't Have to Mean Less by Matt Lean

    Presented at the 2017 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show, this session features solutions other superintendents have created to solve their facilities' challenges.

  • GCSAA research update

    Reports on GCSAA-funded research related to golf course management. Read this article in the November 2016 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Green speed vs. pace of play

    Read this Turf column in the July 2016 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Applied Turfgrass Science & Physiology

    Based on a GCSAA seminar, this comprehensive book covers turfgrass varieties, their characteristics, responses to a variety of conditions, and the effects of management practices on their response to stresses and pests.

  • How True Are Your Putting Greens?

    New research shows that surface disruptions have less influence than expected on whether a ball goes into the hole. Doug Linde, Ph.D., shares research from two putting green trueness studies conducted in New Zealand. Access this free member webinar at My Learning Hub.

  • Managing silvery-thread moss in golf course greens

    Best management practices for silvery-thread moss often conflict with cultural practices used on greens. Read this article in the October 2015 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • My Best Feature is...Greens: Green Speed Management

    Thomas A. Nikolai, Ph.D., presents this 90-minute green speed update that includes recent research on the impact of frequency of clip (FOC), bedknife behind-center distance adjustments (BCD), and forward- and counter-rotating brushes. Access this free member webinar at My Learning Hub.

  • The ultradwarf revolution

    Superintendents from the transition zone southward are sleeping better at night because of a sweeping change in bermudagrass cultivars. Read this article in the November 2013 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed

    Thomas Nikolai, Ph.D., bring you up to speed on establishing and maintaining the best green speeds for your course. He covers playability, environmental and weather factors, mowing and turfgrass species selection. This book is available in the GCSAA Store.

  • Drought resistance of warm-season putting green cultivars with varied potassium

    Bermudagrass, seashore paspalum and zoysiagrass were tested with varying N/K ratios for drought resistance on a Florida putting green. Read this article in the January 2015 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • My Best Feature is...Greens: Nutrient Use & Requirements

    Turfgrass managers must ensure that all essential elements are available to the grass in just the right amounts. Micah Woods, Ph.D., explains how to estimate which and how much of the nutrient elements are required by the turf, how much is available in the soil, and how much is required as fertilizer. Access this free member webinar at My Learning Hub.

  • Relationship between distribution uniformity and soil moisture content

    Tests on a sand-based green suggest that soil moisture measurements and hand watering are critical to mitigating localized dry spot. Read this article in the December 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Weed management options on golf course putting greens

    Significant weed infestations are not common on creeping bentgrass and hybrid bermudagrass putting greens, but when they are, help is available. Read more in the August 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Managing bentgrass greens in India

    The hot and semi-arid Deccan Plateau isn't an ideal climate for bentgrass, but asuperintendent in Hyderabad is making it work. Read this article in the May 2012 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Those teenage years: TifEagle comes of age in Georgia

    TifEagle is coming of age at two Georgia courses that were early adopters, outgrowing some of the unruly behavior of earlier ultradwarf varieties. Read this article in the February 2012 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Is the grass really greener?

    Pigmented products provided inconsistent health benefit. Read this article in the August 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Iron-cemented layers in putting green soils

    Cemented layers, which inhibit drainage, can occur in putting greens where different textures, such as sand and gravel, meet. Read this article in the April 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Overseeding preparation techniques for fairway seashore paspalum

    Overseeding practices for bermudagrass do not always work for seashore paspalum. A combination of herbicide, mowing and verticutting is key to successful transition. Read this article in the February 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Foliar uptake of nitrogen on creeping bentgrass and bermudagrass greens

    Creeping bentgrass and hybrid bermudagrass show similar uptake of foliar-applied nitrogen. Read more in the August 2013 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Greens Rolling

    Presented at the 2013 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show

  • Rolling Bentgrass in the Transition Zone

    Presented at the 2013 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show

  • Frequent venting of bermudagrass greens: Effects on infiltration and water content

    Venting may have negative effects when golf greens are soft and thatchy. Read this article in the April 2012 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Do all grasses divot the same?

    Noticeable differences exist between bermudagrass and zoysiagrass cultivars. Read this article in the March 2012 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Wetting Agents and Moisture in Sand-Based Putting Greens

    Presented at the 2012 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show

  • Diamond zoysiagrass in shade

    Diamond zoysiagrass shows some promise for use on shaded putting greens. Read this article in the July 2011 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Biology and Management of Fairy Ring in Golf Course Putting Greens

    Lane Tredway and Lee Miller of the Department of Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University discuss the symptoms, conditions and control of fairy ring at the 2011 Golf Industry Show.