Water issues in the golf industry — from WOTUS and water quality to drought in California and the long-term impact of recycled water on turf — are no strangers to superintendents and others in golf course management.
But those issues and their effect on the game will reach a much broader audience this week as Golf Channel's Morning Drive (7-9 a.m. Eastern) debuts its first "Water Week," with a host of familiar faces taking to the airwaves to share stories about golf's water conservation efforts and best practices to employ in the face of water challenges facing turf managers everywhere.
Highlighting the week from a GCSAA perspective is an appearance by association CEO Rhett Evans on Wednesday as he discusses "the pressure on superintendents of balancing water conservation efforts with high expectations from golfers for immaculate playing conditions," according to a news release from the network.
Others who will be appearing on Morning Drive this week include Bob Farren, CGCS, director of grounds and golf course maintenance at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort; Jim Moore, director of the USGA Green Section's educational programs; Dana Lonn, the managing director of Toro's Center for Advanced Turf Technology; and golf course architect Steve Smyers.
We'll be posting the video from these appearances throughout the week here on the GCM blog, so stay tuned. Here's the complete release from Golf Channel about Morning Drive's Water Week: