Regional Updates


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The Cost of Maintaining Trees - October 2014
Routinely Closing The Course For Maintenance - October 2014
Does Your Divot Pattern Help Or Hurt The Golf Course? - September 2014
Tree Roots Are Far More Extensive (And Problematic) Than Most Realize - September 2014
Aerators…Start Your Engines! - August 2014
The 89th And Final U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship: A Community Event - August 2014
Save Resources With Tee Top Irrigation - July 2014
Aerial Photography And Videography Are Practical And Affordable - July 2014
Using A Blog To Discuss Major Challenges Facing Your Course – Ridgewood CC, Waco, Texas - June 2014
St. Louis Country Club Is At The Top Of Their Game - June 2014
Featured Blog - Wichita Country Club Golf Course Management - May 2014
Getting The Word Out - May 2014
Layers In Greens Are Trouble No Matter Where They Come From - May, 2014
Take Stock Of Your Water - April 2014
Time For Decisions - March 2014
Postemergence Winter Weed Control In Dormant Turf - January 2014
A Real Winter With Freezes And Everything - January 2014
Winter Tree Work – More Than Just Pruning - December 2013
Rain, Golf Shoe Damage And Continuing Education - October 2013
Drought And Encroachment - September 2013
Weather And Water - August 2013
Less Water = Color Reduction But Not Quality Reduction - July 2013
Bermudagrass Pests In 2013 - June 2013
USGA Agronomists Conduct A Simulated TAS Visit For CMAA Members - May 2013
Is It Really Spring? - May 2013
Spring Preparations For Summer - April 2013
We Are Freezing – Take Precautions! - January 2013
It Is Time To Test The Water - December 2012
Fall Management Suggestions - October 2012
Traffic And Trees - The Drought Continues To Impact Courses Throughout The Region
The Heat Moves North - July 2012
Mid-Continent Regional Update - June 2012
Recovery From Drought Takes Time And Warm Weather - May 2012
Critical Spring Management Factors - March 2012
Spring Applications And Drought Considerations - January 2012
Mid Continent Fall News - November 2011
Out Of The Oven And Into The Fire - August 2011
Hot Tips For This Summer - July 2011
Practice Like A Pro - July 2011
What Drought Restrictions Mean For Golfers - June 2011
The Drought Of The Lower Mid Continent - June 2011
Where Do The Roots Go When There Is Too Much Water - May 2011
Bermudagrass In The Spring - April 2011
Courses Generally Emerging From Winter In Good Condition - March 2011
Bentgrass Still Works In The South - March 2011
Spring Fever In February - February 2011
Winter A Holiday For Greens? - January 2011
Conference Season Is Here! - November 2010
Summer Recovery Tips - October 2010
Lose A Battle To Win The War - August 2010
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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.

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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.

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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.

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