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2-Year Program Alum Talks Turfgrass Consultancy & Rory McIlroy
September 10, 2014Harrington’s practice area was finished about eight years ago, though it’s been remodeled and added to since. Harrington had a green built in imitation of the 13th at Carnoustie, with a severe slope running off the back. “The harder the shot, the happier Padraig is,” says John Clarkin, founder of Turfgrass Consultancy (“TC”) and the first Irish graduate of Penn State University’s Turfgrass Management Program.
Laying the groundwork: Beaver Stadium grounds crew chief Mark Kresovich meticulous about the field
September 8, 2014Mark Kresovich extends his right hand to a Beaver Stadium visitor on a warm, sunny, late July afternoon. Calloused, cracked and dry, Kresovich’s hands have all the markings of a seasoned laborer. His grip is firm and inviting as he slides his slick, mirror-lensed sunglasses up over his sunburned forehead and welcomes outsiders inside his domain with a wave.
Mike Burke on Cherry Hills
September 8, 2014The hailstorm that hit Cherry Hills Country Club over Father’s Day weekend was challenging enough. For superintendent Mike Burke, though, it was just the trigger point for an abnormal summer in getting the famed club ready to welcome the FedExCup Playoffs.