AGA BC Symposium Recap


by Doug Ferne, NGCOA Regional Director

Over 80 golf industry personnel attended the first AGA BC Golf Symposium hosted by Richmond Golf and Country Club on March 26th. The Allied Golf Association of British Columbia contains representation from each Industry Association, dedicated to providing one cohesive voice for the business of golf in British Columbia.

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Spring Training For Fields

12.04.23-ball-fieldBy Mary Helen Sprecher; Reprinted With Permission From The American Sports Builders Association - While the pitcher is kicking at the dirt on the mound, wondering what to throw next, the batter stands in the box in the ready position. And what about you? As a parks manager, if you've done all your work ahead of time, you're probably out dealing with another facility or field–at least for now.

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US Company Recycles First Artificial Turf Field

12.04.24-fieldturf enviro_green_machineField Turf's Green Machine removes rolls of artificial turf and infillFieldTurf is a company based out of Calhoun Georgia whose goal from the start has been to “...make synthetic turf that is equal to or better than the best natural grass.”

In 2010, the company achieved a first in the industry by recycling all useable parts of the artificial turf system at War Memorial Stadium in the state of Arkansas.

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Choosing Sides In Traditional And Non-traditional Nutritional Products

12.04.24-Connolly.jpg By Jim Connolly - Turfgrass fertilizer traditionally contains one or more of the common 16 elements that are considered essential for plant growth. These elements still represent the core of most fertilizer programs and many golf courses apply only the traditional “elemental” nutrients. But there are a growing number of professional turfgrass managers applying products that contain more than just elemental nutrients.

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