From Golf Course Industry magazine–At this time of year some golf course superintendents are looking forward to the longer nights and cooler temperatures while their counterparts in the South are gearing up for the invasion of the snowbirds. But no matter where superintendents live, fall is the beginning of football season. Many cheer on their Alma maters because quite a few of the turf programs where we were students are universities considered to be major players in NCAA football.
In case superintendents think that growing grass in the summer is difficult, then think about the stadium managers that have the challenge of having their product on TV September-December when many venues have dormant grass that takes a beating. Like any turf managers, stadium managers have challenges different than what golf course superintendents are accustomed to.