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The meaning of money


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

Get your budget


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

Lend a hand


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

Plan ahead


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

Why change fails


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

Share the wealth


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

Conditioning Your Management Skills


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


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

Get out of the way


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

Have a heart-to-heart


Show leadership to get the crew behind new policies. More

More than a manager


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

Explain yourself


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

The first four


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

Rip off and duplicate


Have a constant curiosity to become a better superintendent. More

Learning about leadership


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.