Monday, March 7, 2011

Advice for High Schooler interested in Golf Course Management

Hi, I'm a sophomore in high school and I am really looking into a golf course management position to pursue as I get older. I was wondering what an everyday cycle was for a Superintendent. Would anyone want to give me some advice? - Alshae

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ethanol Issues with Small, 2-Cycle Engines

Our equipment tech has had many issues with small, 2-cycle engines this season, primarily overheating, fuel vapor lock and deterioration of carburetors. In conversations with other techs in the area, he has found that the ethanol in the gas is responsible for the problems.

A local distributor did some in-house testing and found that E-10 can vary widely from 5% to 20% ethanol, depending on the source. Echo has released a bulletin stating that running E-20 in their engines will void the warranty and this local distributor voids all warranties if anything less than 90 octane is used in their engines!

Several golf courses and one landscape company in the area have started using high octane gasoline with ethanol or are using high octane with no ethanol. There is a considerable increase in pricing for the ethanol free gasoline. Are other operations experiencing these issues? If so, have you done anything to rectify the situation?

Paul Diegnau, CGCS
GC Superintendent

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Monday, July 12, 2010

New MGCSA Blog Spot

This space is for turfgrass managers in general and MGCSA members in particular, to post topics of interest related to turfgrass.

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