Chris Tritabaugh

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Poa-Optimized

by Chris Tritabaugh on May 9, 2018 1:23:26 PM

Back in early September, I wrote of how we had worked to optimize in three different areas of the turfgrass operation-practice area, bunkers and...

Mid-April Golf Course Update

by Chris Tritabaugh on Apr 12, 2018 12:55:30 PM

This has been a spring to try a golfer’s patience. By this time last year, the golf course had been open for one week. Fortunately spending six years...

Early Spring Golf Course Update

by Chris Tritabaugh on Mar 29, 2018 2:33:33 PM

Predictions of Opening:

As the winter winds down, and the inevitable question comes, “What do you think? When will we be open?” My typical response...

Early Winter Update

by Chris Tritabaugh on Dec 13, 2017 1:33:18 PM

 

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...

Optimize

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...

Poa!

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 occasions....