Weather delays Michigan golf season

By Greg Johnson  With the recent snap of winter weather, the Michigan golfing season and course superintendents are on hold.  Fairways and greens were mowed during a recent break in the weather at The Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe in Grand Rapids, but it almost wasn’t worth the effort. “We…

The essentials of aeration

Text: Greg Johnson Jack Thomasma, golf course superintendent at The Golf Club at Thornapple Pointe—also known as the course visible to automotive drivers on eastbound Interstate 96 as they approach Grand Rapids—joked the course always looks green from a distance. “The faster you drive by, the better it looks, too,”…