by Bart Potter In today’s lesson in golf science we pay a visit to Gwen Stahnke, for whom a normal day’s work might include waiting on Koch’s postulates to play out. Koch’s postulates, as we all know, are four criteria designed to establish a causal relationship between a microbe and a … [Read more...]
The Green Game
Green is the color of golf, and it’s the word we know for the philosophy and practice of sustainability, responsibility and kindness to our golf environments. It means a golf industry that pays attention to nature and lives in harmony with green and growing things and the life that calls a golf course home.
You can’t go over them, and you can’t get through them. You will be in them, but it wouldn’t be Sahalee Country Club without them. It’s the trees – mature, lush, resplendent. They’ll be in evidence and almost certainly in play when the U.S. Senior Open comes to Sahalee July 26 – Aug. 1. The … [Read more...]
by Bart Potter IT WOULD BE easy to assume that everything in the care and feeding of Chambers Bay Golf Course – its maintenance, management and mindset – is all about the U.S. Amateur, in the near term, and the U.S. Open, in the not-so-distant future. But it was a golf course before it was a … [Read more...]
Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman, Wash., flows seamlessly up and down and around and about the contours of the topographic region that gives the course its first name. It’s safe to say it’s the only golf course in the U.S. – the world? – that sits beside a nuclear reactor and a grizzly bear … [Read more...]
by Bart Potter IT’S THE ONLY mnemonic device I’ve ever remembered. In case you’ve forgotten, a mnemonic* device is a trick to help you remember. One of the most famous (unless I’ve forgotten) is ROY G BIV. The great Roy G. Biv. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet … in that … [Read more...]