Mike Graves, Golf Course Superintendent

by Chris Tritabaugh on Mar 10, 2020 11:51:01 AM

I’m proud to announce that Hazeltine Assistant Superintendent Mike Graves is the new Golf Course Superintendent at Faribault Golf and Country Club....

How to best fix a ballmark

by Chris Tritabaugh on Oct 3, 2019 12:12:45 PM

During my time at Hazeltine, ballmarks on greens have been a frequent critique. Unfortunately, they are an inherent part of the game. What is...

Post Aerification Update

by Chris Tritabaugh on Aug 12, 2019 2:21:47 PM

Summer aerification of the golf course was completed last week. As has typically been the case, the aerification of the greens, tees and fairways was...

Trolleys=Push Carts

by Chris Tritabaugh on Jul 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When I run across someone who's played golf as a guest at Hazeltine. One of the comments they almost always make is; "I love being able to take my...

Golf Course Update-May 2019

by Chris Tritabaugh on May 20, 2019 1:44:14 PM

Golfer comments since the course opened have been very positive; far more positive than the weather. As frustrated as golfers have been with the...

How We're Preparing our Course for the 2019 KPMG Women's PGA Championship

by Chris Tritabaugh on Mar 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to preparing the golf course, the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is both completely familiar and altogether different.

Part of the...

Spring 2019---A late opening? Probably not!

by Chris Tritabaugh on Mar 26, 2019 9:00:34 AM

“I suppose all this snow means a late opening?”

“Not necessarily.”

2016 Ryder Cup Turf Recap

by Chris Tritabaugh on Mar 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The Turf Team Family

We had to make sure the conditions for the course were Ryder Cup-level, which meant bringing in a team of volunteers working...

Onward and Upward

by Chris Tritabaugh on Sep 5, 2018 1:43:39 PM

July Update

by Chris Tritabaugh on Jul 31, 2018 3:08:08 PM

One of the many things I’ve learned during my time as a golf course superintendent, is sometimes its best to let the golf course speak for...