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Winter 2015

The 2015 golf season at Erin Hills has come to an end. The end of the season marks the beginning of fall projects to improve and maintain the golf course in preparation for the...

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Tee and Bunker Construction

This spring marks the end of the final round of significant golf-related construction at Erin Hills before the 2017 U.S. Open, and I thought I would take at moment to describe...

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taming the tall fescue


Taming the Tall Fescue

As another season comes to end, superintendents across the Midwest perform the necessary actions to prepare their course for winter. This typically includes several activities...

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increasing expectations


Increasing Expectations Demand Revolutionary Equipment

As we approach the second week of August many golfers in the Midwest begin to worry about core aerification on putting greens. It is also this time of the year that I start to...

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Water Management

As the golf season approaches I wanted to discuss a topic that affects many golf courses across the nation and plays a large role in the sustainability of the game: water...

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fall construction update


2013 Fall Construction Update

As the 2017 U.S. Open draws one year closer, Erin Hills has performed its final large course enhancement project as part of a master plan to prepare for the world stage. The...

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turfgrass preparation


Turfgrass Preparation for the 2017 U.S. Open

The 113th U.S. Open has come and gone. The turfgrass professionals at Merion can breathe a sigh of relief that their years of preparation enabled them to provide excellent...

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what do you do in the winter


“So… what do you do in the winter?”

This is a question that I, and every other superintendent in the Great Lakes region, have been asked at least once during our career. Dormant grass, snow on the ground, and the...

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does erin hills aerify greens


Does Erin Hills aerify greens?

This is probably the number one asked question during the last weeks in August and first weeks in September. It is an understandable question, since no other maintenance...

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