Friday, October 28, 2011

Blogs I Follow

In my wanderings around cyberspace looking for ideas and information for our blog, I have come across several others that do a wonderful job updating their respective membership.  I visit these sites somewhat frequently looking for ways to improve the Chautauqua Golf Club Maintenance Blog and occasionally steal a topic, idea, or link.  Many of these are not from our immediate area, but are from many areas of the US.  Regardless of where the they are located, golf courses face many of the same challenges - unlevel tees, tree/shade issues, drought, never ending rain, heat, disease pressure, water quality issues, environmental challenges, maintenance practices, etc. 

I have added a list of some of these blogs to the right side just under the Weather Channel.  I encourage you to check them out and see what is going on at other courses around the country.  Check back periodically as I will be updating the list as I find more, some of which may be from courses near your home course when you are not at Chautauqua.

The blog I mentioned in my last post,, is worth checking out as well.  I am certain you will be able to find some information relative to your home club/region.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Where oh where did the Poa go - Turf Diseases | Turf Diseases

This is an article taken from an excellent turf blog done by a group of turfgrass pathologists from around the US and Canada. It is an great article that nicely describes some of the problems we faced this summer up on #6,7, & 8 greens on the Lake Course.

Where oh where did the Poa go - Turf Diseases | Turf Diseases