Dec. 10, 2018 – One of Canada's most renowned and important golf course architects is the subject of a new historical publication written by a Prince Albert, Sask. physician. Dr. James Harris has completed Stanley Thompson and Icons of Canada, a five-year project that delves into the life and career of the architect who designed upwards of 150 golf courses in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and South America.
Nov. 29, 2018 – Although golf has evolved over the past few decades as a more environmentally aware and environmentally conscious sports, few Canadian golf courses have taken advantage of the Audubon Co-operative Sanctuary Program for Golf. Slightly more than 80 Canadian golf courses – from among thousands – have joined the program.
Nov. 5, 2018 – The history of "the lawn" is an interesting one. The origin of a lush green ground cover dates back almost 500 years ago in Europe and has evolved over the centuries from something associated with the rich and noble to what we have today. An Orillia newspaper columnist takes a look at the lawn and how it has become commonplace yet still revered in some circles.
Nov. 2, 2018 – Sustainable landscaping practices will be discussed Nov. 13 in Lakefield, Ont. by the president of a Beaverton company that promotes sustainability. Anna Van Maris, president of Parklane Landscapes, will speak about such practices as rain-collecting rain gardens that are aimed at collecting rain water and melted snow that naturally runs off roofs and other features.
Nov. 1, 2018 – A growth potential model can help turfgrass managers make better decisions about their maintenance practices and how they should be timed. In an editorial contribution to Golf Industry Network, Jason Haines, superintendent at Pender Harbour Golf Club in British Columbia, outlines his approach toward a better means of managing his turf.
Oct. 19, 2018 – Terra Nova Landscaping of St. Albert, Alta. (https://terranovaalberta.ca/) has put together its top eight landscaping trends for 2018, noting among the hottest trends are outdoor seating and yoga spaces, native plants, mood lighting and drip irrigation.
Oct. 10, 2018 – It almost pains me to write about this in a publication read by golf course superintendents, but a recent poll of more than 1,000 Americans suggests that a certain game involving a set of clubs, a ball and 18 holes is the dullest sport to watch and the one that’s best to cure insomnia.
Better infield dust control and improved playability are the result of water cannons having been installed at all 10 ball diamonds at Moncton, N.B.’s CN Sportplexe. The completely skinned infields were notorious for the amount of dust that would be kicked up by the prevailing winds that negatively affected the way the game was played.
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