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The Golfers Resolutions for Ball Mark Repair - January 2015
Can Water Containing High Bicarbonates Seal Off Your Soil? - December 2014
Research On The Impact Of Shade On Bermudagrass Cultivars Presented At ASA Meetings - November 2014
Prepare Your House For Winter Visitors - October 2014
Drought Impacts On Golf Courses Trees In The Southwest - October 2014
Five Sure Ways To Mess Up Overseeding - September 2014
What Does A 50-Percent Water Cutback Look Like? - September 2014
Double Aeration Is Gaining Popularity In The Southwest - August 2014
The Saga Of Wet Bunkers - August 2014
It’s A “Sticky” 12 - July 2014
Turf Conversion Projects Are A Popular Topic In California - July 2014
Summer Breeze And Trimming Trees - June 2014
An Education About Equipment - June 2014
Los Lagos Golf Course Hosts Stonegate Elementary Third Graders For A Day Of Outdoor Learning - May 2014
Fire – Emergency preparedness At Courses In California - May 2014
Firm The Sand On Bunker Faces By Doing Less - April 2014(2)
Two Takes on Evaluating Warm-Season Grasses In California - April 2014
Brushing And Growth Regulation Enhance Bermudagrass Transition - April 2014
Highlights From The Northern California Regional Conference - March 2014
Adding New Sand To Existing Bunkers - March 2014
Drought Remains Top Issue In The Southwest - February 2014
Get A Jump On Spring Weed Control - January 2014
Winter Issues In The Southwest - January 2014
Research Update From New Mexico State University - December 2013
The Unintended Consequences Of Cart Traffic On Overseeded And Non-Overseeded Turf - November 2013
Fall Color In The Southwest - October 2013
Autumn Maintenance In The Southwest - October 2013(2)
NTEP Warm-Season Putting Green Trial Begins In The Southwest - October 2013
Update - 2013 Turfgrass Field Day At UC Riverside - September 2013
Monsoon Storms Damage Courses In The Southwest - September 2013
Water, Overseeding And Bermudagrass Encroachment Are Hot Topics In The Southwest - August 2013
Championship Green Speed - August 2013
A Simple And Effective Method To Establish Naturalized Grass Areas - July 2013
Despite The Heat, Ryegrass Lingers On - July 2013
Getting Hybrid Bermudagrass And Kikuyugrass Rough To Stand Up - June 2013
Bermudagrass Road To Recovery - June 2013
Tree Troubles In California - May 2013
Tools To Expedite Removal Of Aeration Cores From Greens - May 2013
The How And Why Of Vertical Mowing Greens - May 2013
Only You Can Prevent Scalped Bermudagrass Greens - April 2013
Dry Winter In California Could Impact Water Supplies In 2013 - April 2013
It’s Spring – Time For An Irrigation Audit - March 2013
A Simple Method For Smoothing Tees - March 2013
Weed Control In Non-Overseeded Bermudagrass Greens - February 2013
Regional Conference Highlights ADA Compliance Issues - January 2013
Why Journaling May Save Your Course Thousands Of Dollars! - January 2013
Cool Season Brown Patch - December 2012
Take a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter - December 2012
Simple Tool for Controlling Bermudagrass Encroachment - November 2012
Practice Facility Tees: One Level Is Better Than Two - November 2012
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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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