The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America is now funding six ongoing studies, which are funded through a grant from the Environmental Institute for Golf. The two latest projects will be conducted over a two-year period, and will focus on the effects of drought and traffic stress on creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass, and best practices for anthracnose disease control on annual bluegrass turf.
• Made of maintenance-free recycled plastic
• Comes with stainless-steel hardware and is guaranteed not to crack, chip, peel, rot, rust, or become infested with bugs or termites
• Comes with an umbrella hole with plug, and in a variety of colors
The Naples, Fla., club has reported 19 home sales and pending transactions through the month of April, compared to a total of 30 home sales in all of 2012. The transactions for 2013 total just under $17 million, compared to $7 million in 2012 during the same time frame, which the club attributes to a more stable market and lower inventory in Southwest Florida.
The Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., club’s 27-hole golf course renovation will be divided into three phases and take place over the course of three years, allowing 18 holes to remain open at all times. The renovation will improve all fairways, tees and bunkers, as well as the bridges, drainage, cart paths, bulkheads and the irrigation system, with plans for a greens renovation in the future.
Louisville, Colo.-based Real Capital Solutions held a relaunch party for the Meadow Vista, Calif., club, with original designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and more than 250 members and residents in attendance. The May 10 gathering highlighted the group’s plans for golf course refinement, updated programming and food and beverage enhancements.
A group of local businessmen, backed by 12 undisclosed investors, plans to rename and rebrand the club as Big Spring Lake Golf Club. The group has planned about $200,000 in renovations and is interviewing new management for the property, but the course and facilities will remain open throughout the transition.
The state of New Mexico is seeking an injunction on operations of the club and affiliated golf courses due to $35,600 in delinquent sales and operations taxes. The action, filed in state court on May 2, reports that the club is “chronically delinquent” in paying taxes, while the club’s property taxes separately total more than $500,000. Club owner Greg Collins could not be reached for comment.
• Operates at 18 decibels below its competitor, or 4 times quieter, specifically designed to create a more enjoyable customer environment
• Innovative door seal design and patent-pending floating technology significantly reduce vibration transmission and improve air flow
• Six program buttons with 34 optimized programs