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Does Your Business Have A Policy Against Partisan Politics?

Golf Industry Insider - Sun, 2019-05-26 21:55
The federal election, as of now, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21, so all the campaigning and rhetoric will be taking place with golf season still underway in Canada. The truth is it’s going on now, so it looks as if the summer of 2019 will be a hot one when it comes to political […]
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Canadian Fires A 62 For Two-Shot Win In Mexico

Golf Industry Insider - Sun, 2019-05-26 21:55
It wasn’t the 59 he shot at last September’s Brazil Open, but the 62 fired by Drew Nesbitt of Shanty Bay, Ont., got the job done at the 60 Abierto Mexicano de Golf in Tijuana, Mexico, on Sunday. Nesbitt put up seven birdies, one eagle and one bogey in the final round to earn his […]
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Tour Roundup: Canadians Finish Second On LPGA, Symetra And Mackenzie Tours

Golf Industry Insider - Sun, 2019-05-26 21:54
Brooke Henderson shot a final round, bogey-free, three-under 68 at the Pure Silk Championship to tie for second, two shots off the winning score in Williamsburg, Va. That marks the sixth top 10 finish in 10 LPGA Tour events this season for Henderson, who finished all four rounds at 15 under and is off to […]
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Link: Golf Pro Moves Around To Teach Golf To Juniors

Golf Industry Insider - Sun, 2019-05-26 21:54
Jae Maegaard of the Paradise Canyon Golf Club in Lethbridge, Alta., also takes time to run a junior program in Pincher Creek and his efforts are being rewarded with a growing number of students. Danica Ferris has more here for Global News.
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Link: A Look Back On The History Of 100-Year-Old Ontario Club

Golf Industry Insider - Sun, 2019-05-26 21:53
It was 100 years ago that a group of wealthy bankers, merchants, and lawyers from Toronto gathered together to establish the Windermere Golf and Country Club Ltd. in Ontario’s Muskoka Region. Andrew Hind takes a look at its history here for MuskokaRegion.com.
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Mackenzie Hughes On His 65 In The Wind: “I Was Just Really, Really Patient”

Golf Industry Insider - Sun, 2019-05-26 00:15
The wind may have been up in Fort Worth, Tx., but Mackenzie Hughes came through the third round of the Charles Schwab Challenge bogey free on Saturday. “I was just really, really patient. Conditions were tough and just the way it was, blustery and windy here, you’ve just got to take your chances when you […]
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Tour Roundup: Gligic Fires A 66 To Move Within Two Of The Lead On Web.com Tour

Golf Industry Insider - Sun, 2019-05-26 00:08
Michael Gligic, seeking his second Web.com Tour win of the season, is within two shots of the lead going into the final round of the Evans Scholars Invitational in Glenview, Ill. Gligic, who won the Panama Championship in February, fired a six-under 66 in Saturday’s third round, the only glitch being a double bogey on […]
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Canadian Takes Three-Shot Lead Into Final Round Of Mackenzie Tour Season Opener

Golf Industry Insider - Sat, 2019-05-25 22:57
A third-round 67 at Point Grey Golf and Country Club has James Allenby of Langley, B.C., knocking at the door of his first Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada victory at the Canada Life Open in Vancouver. Opening with a 68, Allenby’s second-round 63 looked to be a tough act to follow, but the 34-year old struck […]
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Henderson Bounces Back To Within One In Williamsburg

Golf Industry Insider - Sat, 2019-05-25 22:11
"I wanted to birdie the first hole, I was able to do that which was awesome, and then just kind of kept the momentum throughout the whole round."@BrookeHenderson had the round of the week, shooting a 7-under 64 to vault up the leaderboard to T2. INTERVIEW ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/2T4NPXXesL — LPGA (@LPGA) May 25, 2019 Brooke […]
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Szeryk In Solo Second With One To Go At Symetra Tour Event

Golf Industry Insider - Sat, 2019-05-25 22:02
Where things stand after three rounds in #SweetHomeAlabama: 1. @nuriaitu -112. @mszeryk -93. Robynn Ree -7T4. @PerrineDelacour, @BaileyTardy -6T6. @SamTroyanovich, @fatifcano, @KyungKimUSC, @TheMinSeoKwak -5#ZBChamp #Road2LPGA #DriveOn pic.twitter.com/A4WY18EpZv — Symetra Tour (@ROAD2LPGA) May 25, 2019 Maddie Szeryk of London, Ont., goes into the final round of the Zimmer Biomet Championship in solo second, two shots off […]
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Canadian Feeling The Rhythm At Mackenzie Tour Season Opener

Golf Industry Insider - Sat, 2019-05-25 03:44
  James Allenby of Langley, B.C., shot his career-low round in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event on Friday at Vancouver’s Point Grey Golf and Country Club, firing a nine-under 63 in the second round of the Canada Life Open, where he has a two-stroke lead over American Jake Knapp. Playing on a sponsor exemption, Allenby, 34, […]
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Tour Roundup: Maddie Szeryk T3 At Symetra Tour Event

Golf Industry Insider - Sat, 2019-05-25 03:36
Maddie Szeryk of London, Ont., fired a four-under 68 in the second round of the inaugural Zimmer Biomet Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez. That left Szeryk in a tie for third at six under, three shots off the lead, at the Symetra Tour event. Click here for the leaderboard. LPGA Tour Brooke Henderson tripped out […]
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RBC Canadian Open To Be Played At Toronto’s St. George’s In 2020 And 2024

Golf Industry Insider - Fri, 2019-05-24 19:42
Toronto’s St. George’s Golf and Country Club will host the RBC Canadian Open in 2020 and 2024, with nearby Islington Golf Club hosting the official practice facility for the tournament The RBC Canadian Open’s return to St. George’s (June 8-14, 2020) will mark the sixth time that the Stanley Thompson classic course has hosted the […]
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Voices: Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum On RBC Canadian Open Returning To St. George’s

Golf Industry Insider - Fri, 2019-05-24 19:38
Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum discusses Friday’s announcement that the RBC Canadian Open will be played at Toronto’s St. George’s Golf and Country Club in 2020 and 2024. Click Play below to hear his chat with Hutch. Please allow 10 seconds for the sound to cue up.
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Jonesy’s Book Club: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Golf Course Industry - Fri, 2019-05-24 11:40
This is a new online series featuring books that Pat Jones and others suggest every superintendent should read. Have a recommendation? Send it to pjones@gie.net.

Golf course superintendents are among the more capable and productive problem solvers you’ll ever find. But that doesn’t mean you can’t become more effective in your workday and in your home life by remembering a few simple principles first espoused by the legendary Stephen Coven in his 1989 book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Why is it a must-read? First, because it’s the source of many common business axioms you’ll hear your members and owners say. “First things first” and “sharpen the saw” both originate in Covey’s book. And second, because it gives you a paradigm for time management that could literally change your life.

Here’s my summary of Covey’s habits in a nutshell:

Habit 1: Be Proactive. Act to improve your life rather than reacting to hold your ground.

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. I use this term a lot to help people understand how to write a good article or speech. What do you want the reader or listener to take away from your words? For Covey, it’s a challenge to develop a mission-statement based on principles and to use that as a way to set goals for yourself.

Habit 3: Put First Things First. If you don’t prioritize, you’ll never be fully effective. The first things first concept is the basis for one of the better time management systems ever developed. This chapter alone makes it worth reading the book.

Habit 4: Think Win/Win. Seek agreements and relationships that are mutually beneficial. Be sure to reward win/win behavior among employees and avoid inadvertently rewarding win/lose behavior.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. It’s all about effective listening, which is not simply echoing what the other person. Instead, it’s listening empathically for both feeling and meaning.

Habit 6: Synergize. I know, horrible word but a good concept. Covey suggests finding ways to leverage individual differences to create a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw. Covey’s famed call for continual self-education. Quite simply, take time to build yourself physically, mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

What you’ll get out of it: You’ll be a better leader, a better time manager and you’ll speak a common language that most businesspeople understand.

Got a non-turf book you want to suggest for the book club? E-mail me at pjones@gie.net.

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Tour Roundup: Sloan One Off The Lead In Windy Fort Worth

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2019-05-23 23:09
Roger Sloan opened the Charles Schwab Challenge, with a five-under 65 that included just one bogey, in a gusty first round in Fort Worth, Tx. “Under the conditions today, yeah, you just kind of put your head down and focus on what you can control, especially with the winds the way it was today,” said […]
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Brooke Henderson On Her Opening 66: “Every Hole Around Here, I Kind Of Have A Great Memory From”

Golf Industry Insider - Thu, 2019-05-23 21:57
Brooke Henderson picked up where she left off last year in Williamsburg, Va., when she finished fourth, just one shot out of a playoff. “It just tells me I can play really well on this golf course and shoot low scores,” said Henderson, who finished with a pair of 65s as last year’s event was […]
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GCBAA, ASGCA to be Golf Industry Show presenting partners

Golf Course Industry - Thu, 2019-05-23 16:01
Longtime Golf Industry Show partners, Golf Course Builders Association of America and the American Society of Golf Course Architects, have both increased their commitment to the event and have been named presenting partners.    As presenting partners, GCBAA’s and ASGCA’s engagement in GIS will align more closely with the overall event offerings for golf course management professionals including superintendents, architects, builders, course owners, equipment managers and more. This will include enhanced education and joint opportunities available to all attendees that will further the close links between the design, construction and management of golf courses.  “ASGCA has been a proud supporter of GIS for more than a decade,” ASGCA President Jan Bel Jan said. “This increased role provides greater opportunity for our members to both give and receive education, and will allow attendees to learn more from golf course architects. The golf industry is growing in new ways, so education for golf course decision makers is a must. We are excited to help golf courses of all types be more successful.” In addition to GCSAA, GCBAA and ASGCA, the Golf Industry Show also includes participating partners National Golf Course Owners Association, National Golf Foundation and United States Golf Association.  The next GIS will take place Jan. 25-30, 2020, in Orlando. Upcoming shows include Las Vegas in 2021 and San Diego in 2022. “The Golf Industry Show is always evolving, and we are looking forward to the additional opportunities for all attendees that will come with the increased involvement of GCSBAA and ASGCA,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “Although they have both always been an important part of the GIS family, we are excited to work with them as presenting partners.” ]]>
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Profile Products promotes new marketing director

Golf Course Industry - Thu, 2019-05-23 15:50
Profile Products recently announced the promotion of Adam Dibble, CPESC, CESSWI, to director of marketing. Dibble will lead Profile’s strategic marketing and serve as a resource for all of Profile’s business units including Erosion and Vegetative Solutions (EVS), sports fields, golf, landscape and horticulture. He will also remain the brand manager for EVS.

“In the time Adam has been at Profile, he has proved his dedication to this industry not only in the tremendous work he has done for our company, but also in his pursuit of his CSPESC and CESSWI accreditations and leadership positions in member organizations,” Profile Products president and CEO Jim Tanner said.

“He has driven Profile’s innovation of resources, social media, digital marketing and has built strong business relationships. With his recent undertaking as the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One Board President, he continues to show a passion for the industry and the ability to represent Profile on a global scale.”

With almost a decade of erosion control and marketing experience, Dibble has played an integral role in raising awareness of environmentally friendly practices. Through his leadership skills, Dibble has also educated the erosion control industry on best management practices and technological advancements.

Dibble is a member of the Erosion Control Technology Council, Sports Turf Managers Association and the American Marketing Association. He has been active with the Save Our International Soil (SOIL) committee for many years, has been recognized as a Storm Water Solutions Rising Star in 2016 and an IECA Outstanding Professional in 2017, and earned the Sigma Pi Fraternity Young Professional Achievement Award in 2018. He has also published numerous articles for the erosion control industry and has a Dale Carnegie certification.

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Jan Bel Jan elected ASGCA President

Golf Course Industry - Thu, 2019-05-23 14:39
Jan Bel Jan, ASGCA, of Jupiter, Fla, was elected president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects at the organization’s recent 73rd Annual Meeting in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona.  A Pittsburgh native, she comes from a golf family. Her father, George Bel Jan, was a golf pro/superintendent; three of his five brothers were PGA professionals. Bel Jan is a landscape architecture graduate of West Virginia University. Bel Jan began her design career with Tom Fazio, ASGCA, with whom she held a senior position in golf course design, construction and project management for more than 20 years. Her experience as a registered landscape architect, certified arborist and former assistant superintendent has provided her with a unique outlook on the playability, strategy, ecology, economics and aesthetics of golf courses. “I want to carry on the mission of ASGCA Past Presidents Greg Martin, John Sanford, Jeff Blume and others,” Bel Jan said. “Thoughtfulness for our clients so we may continue providing the best product, helping show a better economic way to do things and greater recognition for the work of ASGCA members.” Bel Jan is the second woman to serve as ASGCA President; Alice Dye, ASGCA, was the first. Like Dye, she is also recognized for her role as champion to all golfers in playing from the most appropriate tees. “I had known for a long time that the most-forward tees were not far enough forward,” Bel Jan said. “This was not only about women, but children and older men, too. There has to be a way for everyone to play from markers and feel that they belong and are valued. I went through 20 different terms before I decided on ‘Scoring Tees.’ Everyone wants to score better, especially the best players.” The design portfolio for Bel Jan features dozens of projects, including: Jupiter Island Club, Hobe Sound, Florida; Pelican’s Nest Golf Club, Bonita Springs, Florida; Green Valley Country Club, Greenville, South Carolina; Boca Lago Country Club, Boca Raton, Florida and The Old Collier Golf Club, Naples, Florida. She has been recognized by the USGA in their “Women and Golf Course Architecture” Museum exhibit, and she serves on the board for the National Alliance for Accessible Golf. Bel Jan will serve as ASGCA President through fall of 2020.]]>
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