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...

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.”

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...


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...