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The meaning of money

4/2/2014

Turf isn’t the only green that it pays to understand. More

Get your budget

4/2/2014

Knowing how to talk about goals and expenses is sound management. More

Lend a hand

12/30/2013

Be the voice of experience for a growing superintendent and for the future of the game. More

Plan ahead

12/30/2013

An internship or training program makes sure a crew will never be left short-handed. More

Why change fails

10/21/2013

Learning new skills isn’t helpful if you can’t alter your practices and environment to put them to use. More

Share the wealth

10/21/2013

Don’t just go after education. Put lessons into practice, and help your crew improve. More

Conditioning Your Management Skills

8/29/2013

GCI's Pat Jones gave Dr. Ken Middaugh, one of the Wake Forest University business experts who helps to teach the annual Syngenta Business Institute, a very simple request: Name five things every superintendent can do to improve their management skills now. Here’s his very sophisticated answer to that simple statement. More

Stop scaring your employees

8/2/2013

Avoid these scare tactics to help your crew reach your goals. More

Get out of the way

8/2/2013

Trust your crew to help you accomplish more on the course. More

Have a heart-to-heart

6/19/2013

Show leadership to get the crew behind new policies. More

More than a manager

6/19/2013

Building a successful team takes leadership that cares about the crew. More

Explain yourself

5/20/2013

Get your crew to “own” their work by building your communication skills. More

The first four

5/20/2013

The start of every interaction is a chance for real communication with your team. More

Rip off and duplicate

1/28/2013

Have a constant curiosity to become a better superintendent. More

Learning about leadership

1/25/2013

There’s more to being a superintendent than taking care of turf. More

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Top news

All cleat designs are not created equal

Golf shoe manufacturers should consider superintendent input when developing their products. A Michigan State turf prof investigates whether modern spike designs are too intrusive.

More of The Big Melt

In this exclusive online content, Agronomist Carmen Magro, CGCS, and vp of Stevens Water Monitoring Systems offers more insight about turf recovery and getting your course ready for spring play after this recent crazy winter.

Blueprint for safety

Guest columnist Mickey McCord outlines all five parts of an effective hazardous materials plan you need to have in place.

Testing, testing

Find out what’s involved in working with course researchers.

Group projects

Work with university extensions to build better tools that support good turf maintenance.