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Author(s):Whitten, Ronald E.
Author Affiliation:Special Assignments Writer, Golf Course Management
Title:Mighty Oakmont rumbles again
Item is a:*Professional
Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 51, No. 5, May 1983, p. 14-15, 17, 21, 23, 25-26.
# of Pages:7
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Course profile; Golf course renovation; Golf tournaments; Tournament preparation; History; Routing; Golf greens; Compaction; Problem-solving; Aerification; Irrigation systems; Golf course irrigation; Bunkers; Penal design; Bunker rakes; Golf green speed; Personal profile; Career growth; Golf course restoration; Bunker construction
Facility:Oakmont Country Club, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Subjects' Names:Latshaw, Paul; Garbin, Ferdinand; Loeffler, Emil F.
Abstract:Profiles the Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Provides a brief history of the course and describes the construction and maintenance of the "rock hard" greens. Discusses the problems (including compaction) faced by greenkeeper Emil Loeffler and superintendent Jack Synder and how they solved them. Explains how the course's reputation was ruined after an incident involving overwatering of the greens during the 1973 U. S. Open and after balls became easier to recover from the bunkers. Describes how Paul Latshaw, superintendent at Oakmont, has changed the course to improve its reputation including rebuilding the bunkers and maintaining the greens. Includes a profile of "Dutch" Loeffler (Emil F. Loeffler, Jr.).
Note:Includes sidebar, "Dutch's touch", p. 25
Note:Pictures, color & b/w
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Whitten, R. E. 1983. Mighty Oakmont rumbles again. Golf Course Manage. 51(5):p. 14-15, 17, 21, 23, 25-26.
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