In The News

 

GOLF COURSE INDUSTRY MAGAZINE

JANUARY 2015

Bunkers for bent
Prairie Landing Golf Club swaps sand for grass in an effort to make course easier to maintain and play.
Golf Course Industry Magazine January 2015 – By Hal Phillips

 

JUNE 2014

Poa and hope don’t mix
GCI’s Bob Lohmann outlines being proactive in your approach when seeding. Determining your golf course’s desired opening date is a good place to start.
6/26/2014 – Disease

MAY 2014

So says Nostra-Bob-mus
In 2010 GCI’s Bob Lohmann made 10 predictions about the industry in 2020. Four years older and wiser, he takes stock of his clairvoyant abilities.
Golf Course Industry Magazine May 2014 – By Bob Lohmann

APRIL 2014

A grow-the-game initiative that delivers
Guest columnist Todd Quitno shares a practical plan to design/fund/build a short course or practice area at your facility that will generate cash flow and attract new golfers. Is it too good to be true?
4/28/2014 – Industry News

JANUARY 2014

Divide and conquer
GCI’s Bob Lohmann explores how to best adapt your master plan into a dozen or so smaller projects that can be handled individually and with available funding.
1/6/2014 – Industry News, Renovation, Management

NOVEMBER 2013

It’s a gas
Bob Lohmann makes a close examination of Basamid, one of golf’s few future fumigation options.
Golf Course Industry Magazine November 2013 – By Bob Lohmann

SEPTEMBER 2013

Retaining water
Reid Golf Course constructed a giant wetland to manage a water-retention problem. In doing so, it created a giant filtration system that cleans up the stormwater before heading downstream.
Golf Course Industry Magazine September 2013 – By Bob Lohmann

JUNE 2013

Small ideas, big changes
If your aging greens need an upgrade, small changes can be an effective, cost-conscious alternative to a full-scale renovation project
Golf Course Industry Magazine June 2013 – By Bob Lohmann

MARCH 2013

Hard hat required beyond this point
Instead of creating a master plan for course renovations, a better approach is to compose smaller, more attainable projects to tackle.
Golf Course Industry Magazine March 2013 – By Bob Lohmann

DECEMBER 2012

Best laid plans
Avoid the common traps and added costs superintendents and courses fall into during a renovation project.
Golf Course Industry Magazine December 2012 – By Bob Lohmann, ASGCA

OCTOBER 2012

Can you dig it?
GCI’s exclusive research on trends in renovation and construction.
Golf Course Industry Magazine October 2012 – By Mike Zawacki

AUGUST 2012

No lip service
GCI’s Bob Lohmann highlights two programs — First Links and Links Across America –that are actually growing the game of golf.
8/20/2012 – Industry News

Short-changed scenario
How does a superintendent cope when a course is built on the assumption that 40-50 percent of the water would come via effluent, from adjacent home lots, but only a fraction have been built?
Golf Course Industry Magazine August 2012 – By Bob Lohmann

JULY 2012

Course to architect: What have you done for me lately?
What does a superintendent do when a golf course irrigation system was designed and built on the assumption that 40-50 percent of the water would come via effluent, from adjacent home lots, but only a fraction of those homes have been built? GCI’s Bob Lohmann explores this scenario.
7/9/2012 – Design, General, Industry News, Irrigation, New Construction

JUNE 2012

Design it forward
In his analysis, GCI’s Bob Lohmann questions whether simplifying golf adds value and suggests that bunkers may hold the real key.
Golf Course Industry Magazine June 2012 – By Bob Lohmann

MAY 2012

Think Big
GCI’s Bob Lohmann explains how courses can be a solution to their communities’ water mitigation problems.
Golf Course Industry Magazine May 2012 – By Bob Lohmann

FEBRUARY 2012

Really playing the course
Typically, the only person who knows a course’s yardage from tees to pins is the superintendent. GCI’s Bob Lohmann offers some thoughts on tee placement and tee design to give players an opportunity to get more fun out of the game.
2/17/2012 – General, Renovation, Tees & Greens Maintenance

 

SPORTS TURF MAGAZINE (STMA)

JULY 2011

Will Outsourcing Become the New Normal?  by Hal Phillips (with Bob Lohmann)
In 2010 GCI’s Bob Lohmann made 10 predictions about the industry in 2020. Four years older and wiser, he takes stock of his clairvoyant abilities.

AUGUST 2010

Time for Field Builder Certification
LSF’s Bob Lohmann reports that the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) launched its new Field Builder Certification Program and discusses the program’s potential importance.