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Since 1970, we have celebrated Earth Day on April 22 each year. That makes April the perfect month to talk about the connections between golf and the environment. Many golf courses, including my home course TPC Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Dallas at Las Colinas, conduct Earth Day activities that show their deep commitment to environmental stewardship. Golf has …

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Since the earliest days of golf, this question has recurred, “What are my responsibilities as a golfer to maintain the golf experience?” This question is so big and so misunderstood that I reached out to my good friend and teammate at TPC Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Mike Kiesling, our Director of Golf, to help …

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It’s still winter, but spring is right around the corner and spring is when we get the most questions and comments about turf. Usually, the first and most passionate questions evolve around turf and weed control, especially home lawns. Every turf-focused member and homeowner wants to know, “How do I control the weeds in my lawn?” This month we will …

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Trees are an integral part of any golf course or residential landscape. Trees provide many benefits such as oxygen, erosion control, shade and habitat for a variety of wildlife just to name a few. Trees also come in a variety of shapes, sizes and characteristics. In fact, there are 319 species of trees listed in the Texas Big Tree Registry, …

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One of the best things about being a golf course superintendent is being surrounded by acres of healthy emerald green turf grass, from the club lawns to the putting greens there is no doubt about the beauty and serenity that high quality turf brings.  Our footprint at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Dallas at Las Colinas features 289 acres …

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Jon Drago has been the Tournament Director of the AT&T Byron Nelson going on 17 years. In that time, he has seen many changes to the tournament, but the last few years have seen its ups and downs, from the construction and move to Trinity Forest, to last month’s news that the PGA TOUR was pulling the plug on hosting …

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Tony Finau plays fast because of mosquitoes.  On the modest public course where the tall Utahn learned the game, he found that long pauses gave the skeeters a better chance to land, so he and his brother kept up a brisk pace. Brooks Koepka plays fast because there’s the ball and there’s the target and 10 more data points hurt …

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On the final tee in the final round of The Open Championship quite a few years ago, someone told Golf’s Biggest Showoff that he trailed by two. He’d have to make an eagle two on the par-4 18th at Royal Lytham & St. Annes to tie. The Showoff received the news without apparent emotion, then banged out a long drive …

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By: Curt Sampson Weighing in on Rick Reilly’s new book – Commander in Cheat (Hachette Books 2019) is to skate on thin ice, for in these troubled times, expressing the wrong opinion of the Leader of the Free World can get you disinvited from Thanksgiving dinner and left out of the will, while agreement can cause people to re-discover just …

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Cue the calliope, the circus is coming to town–in golf tournament form! Sorry. Comparing the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic to a mere circus may be the worst kind of smart assery, but on the other hand: there will be exhibitions by a strong man; there will be a midway, sort of; many, many (parking lot shuttle) rides; and chances to …

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