Regional Updates


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Start The Year Off Right By Developing A Water Management Plan - January 2015
Nothing Like A Fresh Coat Of Paint - December 2014
Timely Pruning Benefits Trees And Turf - November 2014
Kiss Your Ash Goodbye - October 2014
When Crew Size Dwindles, Priorities Change - October 2014
Preparing For The Fall And Winter Can Be Completed While Golfers Enjoy The Course - September 2014
Safety First - September 2014
Be Careful What You Wish For - August 2014
Water Woes - July 9, 2014
Double Duty - June 2014
Puddles Predict Problems - June 2014
Robbing Peter To Pay Paul - May 2014
Time Can Heal All Wounds - May, 2014
One, Two, Tree…You’re Out! - April 2014
Turf Will Need Time To Heal This Season - April 2014
Don’t Be Fooled - April 2014
Recovery Will Be Part Of The Preparation For The Season - March 2014
A Lose-Lose Situation - March 2014
Don’t Over React – Time To Consider All Options - February 2014
Temperature Fluctuations Have Triggered Concern - January 2014
A Frigid Opportunity - January 2014
Water, Nutrient Management And Pace Of Play - December 2013
Mr. Sandman - November 2013
Renovate, Restore And Replenish - October 2013
Harvest Time - October 2013(2)
Renovation – Newer, More Sustainable Bentgrass Varieties Are Being Sown - October, 2013
Autumn Shade - September 2013
Hazard Ahead – Sand Depth Matters - September 2013(2)
Now There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day - August 2013
Look Under The Surface To Maintain Playing Quality - August 2013
Time For Plan B - July 2013
Decisions Are Made Every Day – What You Decide Not To Do Can Make A Difference - July 2013
Dialed In - June 2013
Check The Mower Setup…Sharp, Well Adjusted Mowers Work Best - June 2013
The Weather Must Cooperate For Grass To Respond - May 2013
Fairway Fooler - May 2013
Change Is A Certainty! - May 2013
Covers Can Cure The Winterkill Blues - April 2013
Be Patient - April 1, 2013
“(Vole)re, Oh Oh” (With Apologies To Dean Martin) - March 2013
Find The Right Fit - March 2013
A Notable Exception - February 2013
Seed For Thought - February 2013
Golf Course Work Continues In The Offseason - January 2013
January Thaw - January 2013
Engaging 2013 - January 2013
Punching Through - December 2012
The Dreaded Donut - November 2012
Heads Up! - November 2012
Time to Bale Some Hay - 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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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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