June 2016



Cover Story

Pace of Change

The debut GCI Tech Conference presented a candid look at the next decade — and offered concrete ways to ensure longevity in the industry.


The Wild One

Superintendent Adam Charles challenged golfers raised on decades of wall-to-wall carpeting to not only accept, but prefer a purely naturalized look away from the middle at The Preserve at Verdae.


Pushing the Panic Button

Forecasters envision a long, hot summer, which turf pathologists warn are prime conditions for Pythium outbreaks. Vigilance, monitoring weather, keeping a close eye on the playing surface, and adjusting cultural and chemical management practices quickly if needed help you stay ahead and prevent the diseases.



Superintendents are often required to develop an aquatic maintenance plan to care for their courses’ water features. Our experts provide valuable insight to turn you into a pond specialist.