DCPC Green and Grounds

The Home Page of the Dedham Country and Polo Club's G&G Department
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This site was set up...
...as an experiment and it seems to have been successful.  We have had over 12,000 page views in the first year and over 4,000 visitors, the same has held true for every year since. 
Still, the primary purpose of developing a web site for this aspect of a golf operation is to definitively present what impact we have had on the golf course.   Much of the work that happens at a golf course  happens behind the scenes with golfers only getting the occasional snapshot of the progress, I hope that this site brings more of that to the forefront.
This  site's value..

This site has not only been helpful in portraying what DCPC's Green and Grounds Department has been doing, but, according to site reports,  we have become a stop for those interested in golf course architecture, golf history, and links management.  

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Our tweets are mostly notifications of cart policy or playing policies for the day.  It also serves as a news feed for blog updates.  To sign up click on mwstack in the Twitter box below.

Michael W. Stachowicz
Green and Grounds Manager
Dedham Country and Polo Club
124 Country Club Road
Dedham, Massachusetts  02026
What's New:

Golf Course Architecture magazine has published an article that is a response to the article I authored this spring.  It is a good start to what could be a great conversation industry wide.
Another article from the Wall Street Journal that is very timely...here.  This talks about the very brutal summer the country has had and the difficulties keeping turf alive through it. 
There is some good news...there has been an article I have been researching and working on for at least a year and it got published in Golf Course Architecture magazine.  A pdf is available by clicking here.
Once again the Wall Street Journal stays ahead of the pack when it comes to golf.  A look at water use and playability vs. aesthetics.  Brown is the New Green

Some new articles from the Wall Street Journal here and here.  The first one is about the new owner of North Shore Country Club and his search for the true architect of the course and its importance to him.  The second is about attracting more women to golf, but there are lessons there for all golfers in how we set up golf courses to retain golfers.

Golf Digest has a whole section dedicated to golf and the environment.  One section in particular where they interview superintendents from top 100 courses.  Take the time and listen to the audio that they have put with each slide.  This gives a real good pulse on the industry and what we are facing.  Click Here.  

Good article in the New York Times about water conservation and superintendents leading the movement. We implement many of the same thoughts and techniques here at Dedham.

DCPC gets a mention in Golf World.  It looks like some information posted only on this site has been used.



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