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Author(s):Cornish, Geoffrey S.
Title:Why the grass is greener
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Volume Editors:Sheehan, Laurence
Monographic Source:A Commonwealth of Golfers 1903-2003: A Centennial Tribute to the Game and Its Players, 2003, p. 192-195.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Norton, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Golf Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: History; Education; Golf course superintendents
Abstract:States that "in 1927, Amherst [Massachusetts] native Lawrence S. Dickinson (1888-1965) established the first course ever at college level on the subject of turfgrass management and science. It was designed specifically for course superintendents, then known as greenkeepers, and was devoted to the development and maintenance of fine turfgrasses on golf courses and other large lawn areas." Briefly profiles the original Dickinson Winter School for greenkeepers, stating that it "was of 10 weeks' duration with attendees arriving in Amherst direct from the field. Two-year students in the Ornamental Horticultural Department of the Stockbridge School of Massachusetts 'Aggie' could also attend under certain conditions."
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Cornish, G. S. 2003. Why the grass is greener. In Sheehan, Laurence (ed.) A Commonwealth of Golfers 1903-2003: A Centennial Tribute to the Game and Its Players. Norton, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Golf Association.
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