Regional Updates


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Cold Weather Blemishes - December 2014
Grubs And Sandhill Cranes – A Really Bad Combination - November - 2014
Managing Signalgrass Begins With Proper Identification - October 2014
Extension Granted For Use Of Nemacur (Fenamiphos) - October 2014
Extended Rainfall Can Be A Challenge - September 2014
The 2014 World Amateur Team Championships: A Long Way From Florida - September 2014
Proper Nematode Sampling Yields Reliable Results - August 2014
USGA Session Returns For The 2014 Florida Turfgrass Association Show - August 2014
Brown Now Will Bring In The New Green - July 2014
Today’s Forecast: A Daytime High Of 90 degrees And A 50 Percent Chance Of Afternoon Thunderstorms - July 2014
Does Your Turf Have A Case Of The Goose Pox? - June 2014
Common Challenges - June 2014
It’s Hot And The Grass Is Growing - May 2014
Overseeding Transition Time - May 2014
Making Room For Wildlife - April 2014
Summertime Maintenance Plans: Don’t Forget About The Collars - April 2014
Make The Decision To Cut Now While The Pain Is Fresh - April 2014
Important Dates And Chemical Updates For Florida Golf Courses - March 2014(2)
Feral Hogs – Nature’s Rototillers - March 2014
Green Committee University: March 4-7, 2014 - February 2014
Cold Conditions Cause Turf Color Loss - January 2014
Early Winter Concerns: Disease Activity And Soft, Wet Playing Conditions - January 2014
Time To Turn Off The Spigots - December 2013
The Fall Transition And ‘Muddy’ Golf Balls - November 2013
White Grubs On Greens - October 2013
Highlights From The 2013 North Central Florida Turfgrass Field Day - October 2013
Getting Our Ducks In A Row - October 2013
Prepping For The Winter Season - September 2013
Summertime Cultivations Wrapping Up In The Rain - September 2013
Join Us In Orlando For The FTGA Annual Conference And Show - August 2013
Fairway And Rough Heights Vary By The Season - August 2013
2013 USGA/NTEP Warm-Season Putting Green Test - July 2013
Update From The Sunshine State - July 2013
Just Trying To Keep Up - June 2013
Soggy Conditions Can Be Challenging - June 2013
Hanging On Strong And Popping Up Again - May 2013
Let The Cultivations Begin - May 2013
2013 Ike Grainger Award Presented To J. Mark Black - May 2013
An Extended Cooler Spring - April 2013
Winter Season Damage - April 2013
Educating Others, One Junior Environmentalist At A Time - March 2013
Don’t Miss Out On A Great Education Opportunity - March 2013
Mid-Season Blemishes - February 2013
Early 2013 Winter Season Conditions - January 2013
Early Sprays Keep The Poa At Bay - January 2013
They're Back! - December 2012
Leaf Spot Disease On Greens - December 2012
Still Trying To Catch Up From The Summer - November 2012
Manage Cart Traffic Proactively - November 2012
For Something a Little Different – The 2012 World Amateur Team Championships - October 2012
Partner Links
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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit

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American Express

Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit

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