Ohio’s five affiliated chapters of the GCSAA have combined to partner with FOX Sports Ohio’s popular golf show, The Golf Zone with Jimmy Hanlin, to highlight the role of the golf course superintendent.
The collaborative effort was made possible by the GCSAA’s outreach grant, where matching funds are available for programs focused on increasing awareness of the superintendent profession. The Golf Zone airs live from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm on FOX Sports Ohio and is accessible to 5.4 million subscribers in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York.
This Sunday, May 22, the new segment titled, The Superintendent Report, will make its debut and will continue every Sunday through October. In the first episode, GCSAA director and superintendent at Westfield Country Club, Mark Jordan will appear in studio to discuss his recent visit to Washington D.C. for National Golf Day as well as Ohio Turfgrass Week which is May 22-29.
Over the next 20 weeks, the segment will be utilized to promote the golf course superintendent, the environmental benefits of golf courses, unique locations and much more. Guests will appear live in studio, by phone or in some cases, segments will be pre-recorded to give viewers an inside look at the role of the golf course superintendent.
Written by Dr. Jay Hobgood, The Ohio State University
After a warmer than normal March the weather pattern will shift back to a cooler pattern at the beginning of April. An upper level trough over eastern North America will produce northwesterly flow for much of the first two weeks of April. The northwesterly flow will bring cooler air from Canada. As weather systems move from west to east across the U.S., we will get some warm days, but on average the temperature will be slightly cooler than normal for April. Northwesterly flow tends to bring drier air. Several storms systems will bring significant rain during the month, but the precipitation is likely to be slightly below normal for April.
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OSU Turf Club hosts this golf outing for the purpose of raising money for the turfgrass students who travel and participate in the Golf Industry Show and Sports Turf Managers Show Turf Bowl competitions.
Most travel expenses are out of pocket for us students, in which case not many of us go. We are hoping to give more students the opportunity to experience these annual conferences and Turf Bowls as they are excellent learning experiences.
To allow more students to attend, we need a big turnout for the outing. Information about the golf outing is included within this note (click here).
As you know, Ohio State alumni and program supporters are located all over the world! These annual conferences are our opportunity to interact with these individuals, talk about the current program and in many cases, line up future employment.