Chris Tritabaugh

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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 tell...

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 job?”...

 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

The Importance of Rest and Recovery

by Chris Tritabaugh on Jun 23, 2015 12:24:36 PM

Anyone who exercises on a regular basis knows the importance of rest and recovery. Exercising is great for the body, but too much of a good thing can...

Hazeltine National’s Sand People

by Chris Tritabaugh on Jun 3, 2015 1:18:44 PM
(l to r) Herman Haag, Mike Fremming, Glenn Schull, Jim Mirick, Jerry Klooster, Bob Hovorka (not pictured) Dick Krueger and Joe Lajeunesse

Golf Course Aeration-At Hazeltine, it’s really not that bad, and here’s why

by Chris Tritabaugh on May 21, 2015 6:33:12 AM

The golf course has been aerated this week and this always produces questions along the lines of: “how bad are you going to beat the course up?” The...

As Dry As We Can Be

by Chris Tritabaugh on May 7, 2015 8:27:47 AM

It is no secret that I like to keep a dry golf course; any time of the year is a good time to keep the course dry, but for my money, no time of the...

Divots, Divots Everywhere

by Chris Tritabaugh on Apr 30, 2015 2:10:54 PM

Divots, Divots Everywhere

Bentgrass Promotion in Fairways and Poa Annua Herbicide-Spring Update

by Chris Tritabaugh on Apr 20, 2015 10:51:13 AM

If you have played the golf course this spring, it is clear to see that the turf wintered very well. The only exception to this is the areas of...