Golf News – July 6, 2016

00f195dAldila Dominates Tour Leaderboards

Aldila was also the most popular Driver Shaft and Wood Shaft at both the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and the Barracuda Championship. Five of the top nine finishers at the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational were using Aldila shafts and five of the top eight finishers at the Barracuda Championship were using Aldila shafts. With results like these, there’s no surprise the Aldila continues to be the most popular shaft in play on Tour.

The Tour is the ultimate proving ground. Week after week, there are more Aldila shafts in play on Tour than any other graphite shaft manufacturer. Aldila high-performance graphite shafts are the most played driver, wood and hybrid shafts on Tour because they are the most trusted for consistency and industry leading performance.

For more information on the Aldila Rogue, Tour Blue and Tour Green, RIP® Series, VooDoo, VS Proto™, and NV™ shafts, visit Aldila’s Web site aldila.com. Follow what’s new on Facebook.com/AldilaGolf.

DSCN0167National Study Shows Golf Courses Have Significantly Reduced Nutrient Use And Acreage Fertilized

Survey by Golf Course Superintendents Association of America also shows conservation practices account for 90 percent of the reduction in nutrient use

Lawrence, Kan. (July 5, 2016) – Golf course superintendents have significantly decreased nutrient use rates and the number of acres being fertilized, according to recently released results of a national survey that compared totals from 2006 and 2014. The survey was the second in the latest series of the Golf Course Environmental Profile reports, conducted by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and funded by the United States Golf Association (USGA) through GCSAA’s Environmental institute for Golf (EIFG).

The survey results from more than 1,500 golf course superintendents were collected and independently analyzed by scientists at PACE Turf and the National Golf Foundation, which published the findings for peer review before making the information public.

“This study shows us that the golf industry is doing more with less when it comes to nutrient use on golf courses. The numbers show that golf course superintendents have reduced nutrient use across the board with positive results,” said Wendy Gelernter, Ph.D., co-owner of PACE Turf, which has been providing data analysis for the golf industry for more than 25 years. “Conservation practices accounted for about 90 percent of the reduction in nutrient use.”

While the study demonstrated an overall reduction in fertilizer use, it also showed that golf course superintendents cut back most dramatically on their use of phosphate fertilizers, one of the three main nutrients used on managed turf. The study results showed a 53 percent reduction in the use of phosphate fertilizers from 2006 to 2014. The largest overall reduction in the use of phosphate and all nutrients was realized in the cooler climates of the Northeast and North Central regions.

The industry also lowered its use of potash by 42 percent and nitrogen by 34 percent, resulting in a drop of more than 80,000 tons of nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizers each year. Golf courses nationally are fertilizing fewer acres than ever before, which helped lower total nutrient use. Acreage fertilized with phosphate was again cut the most sharply, as superintendents reduced the application of phosphate on 463,000 acres, potash on 252,000 acres and nitrogen on 192,000 acres.

“Golf course superintendents are committed to their role as environmental stewards,” said Rhett Evans, CEO of GCSAA. “This national study further demonstrates our commitment to monitor resources used and willingness to implement change for the betterment of the environment.”

Visit gcsaa.org to review the complete survey report.

CordeValle_17H_0265-975x650The stage is set for women’s golf to finally get the attention it deserves

The U.S. Women’s Open is the biggest prize on the LPGA schedule and has been for years. It starts Thursday at CordeValle Golf Club, located among the vineyards a few hours south of San Francisco, only the third Women’s Open to be played in California. No other major sporting events are scheduled for late afternoon this weekend, golf included. Devastating flooding forced the PGA Tour to cancel The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.

The cast of characters is stronger than ever.

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Matt Meeker

Matt lives in sunny Orlando with his wife who allows his golf obsession to stretch the limits of normalcy. He's also a proud coach with The First Tee of Central Florida who loves teaching kids about golf and life skills.

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