Golf course superintendents in the Windsor, Ont. area are fighting a losing battle against booming populations of Canada geese. The birds aren't flying south during the winter months anymore, except during extreme weather conditions, and are content to take up year-round residence in Canada's "banana belt."
A court application has been launched by the Town of Oakville to determine its rights and jurisdiction under the Ontario Heritage Act for the protection of the Glen Abbey Golf Course. The action comes in response to the desire by property owner ClubLink to demolish all but two buildings on the site and end Glen Abbey's run as an operating golf course.
A new report called Synthetic turf: industry's claims versus the science challenges claims made by the synthetic turf industry that artificial fields are safe, suggesting samples tested found numerous heavy metals, chemicals and carcinogens. The report was released by Environment and Human Health Inc.
Vandals targeted five soccer fields in Vernon, B.C. during the weekend, causing extensive damage to one field and significant harm to another. The general manager of a neighbouring indoor soccer facility said barriers must be installed to prevent future access to the fields, suggesting the associated cost is still cheaper than repairing the fields themselves.
Barry Cochrane, general sales manager in Canada for the Toro Company, has been named the 2017 John B. Steel Award winner by the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association. The award is presented annually to an individual deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the profession of golf course superintendent.
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ClubLink files application to demolish Glen AbbeyClubLink, owners of the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville,…
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