Chris Tritabaugh

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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...

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...

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...


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...