Calling time on 2017

by Chris Tritabaugh on Nov 1, 2017 11:31:27 AM

The golf course closed at the conclusion of yesterday's play, this is the 11th time in my career I’ve had the pleasure of calling time on a golf...


by Chris Tritabaugh on Sep 7, 2017 12:00:04 PM

Anyone working in any type of business has probably given great thought to the idea of optimization. One of my favorite uses of Google is for the...

Great Culture = Great Golf Course

by Chris Tritabaugh on Aug 11, 2017 12:05:38 PM

 The ultimate goal toward which Hazeltine turfgrass staff and I work each day is providing our members and their guests with the very best golf...


by Chris Tritabaugh on Jul 19, 2017 4:09:40 PM

Poa, annual bluegrass and Poa annua, are all proper names for this plant. Po-anna & Po are also frequently pronunciations, most often heard on...

Why Bentgrass

by Chris Tritabaugh on Jun 14, 2017 11:28:09 AM

In the past week, I’ve received a couple versions of the question; “Why do some of the greens have a brown tinge? Are they doing ok in this heat?”...

Putting Surface Aerification and Recovery

by Chris Tritabaugh on Jun 8, 2017 10:05:30 AM


In what has now been 10+ years as a golf course superintendent, I’ve performed a scheduled aerification of putting surfaces on 30 or so...

Bunker Rakes

by Chris Tritabaugh on Apr 21, 2017 2:29:45 PM

There was a time in golf when sand hazards, or bunkers they tend to be called today, were in fact treated as hazards. Maintenance practices were...

Golf Course Update-February 22nd, 2016

by Chris Tritabaugh on Feb 22, 2016 1:46:55 PM

The soul of the Minnesota golfer has been stirred. Bare ground any time after Valentine’s Day always seems to elicit such a response and I can...

The 2015 Turfgrass Staff

by Chris Tritabaugh on Aug 11, 2015 3:03:23 PM

One of the questions I am asked most frequently is something along lines of: “what is the one thing golfers do not know/understand about your...

 Hazeltine Turfgrass Interns

by Chris Tritabaugh on Jul 14, 2015 12:34:37 PM
(l to r) Zach Plum, Mitch Ronning, Peter Braun, Joey Brettingen and Steve Miller