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June/July 2002
by Dave Allan and Steve Wilson, Fairview College   (Hunter Industries)

The Hunter Irrigation site contains useful information on the wide range of products they manufacture and sell.  From the main page there is a link to the separate Hunter Golf site.  Here the golf products are exclusively featured.  The resource section in particular of the main site contains info on a variety of topics including installation, spring start-up and winterization.  All of their product literature is available in PDF form.  The design tools and software section contains irrigation component specifications and installation details for professionals bidding on and installing systems.  The files are available in AutoCAD DWG format.  The Irrigation System Design Calculator can determine your design capacity and working pressure.  

(Sports Illustrated – Golf Online)

This is an excellent website for the latest on up-to-date golf happenings in the world.  The site rivals ESPN’s online offerings and I feel does a better job in many respects.  The main page is full of golf news.  The link section is split into the front and back nines.  The more popular links being in the front nine.  You can find tournament and player statistics in a searchable database.  There is feature information on all of the tours.  You will find weekly golf instruction tips. In the back nine you can find a link to a searchable database of real estate located on golf courses throughout the world.  You can also track your game (free and premier paid membership levels), find fitness tips, follow seniors, women’s and junior golf.  The history section features articles from the past with links to challenges faced by the game in the present.   (Dead Duck Decoys)

Dead Duck Decoys may have the answer to your hard to solve geese problems.  Decoys mimicking dead geese can keep problem Canada Geese at bay.   (Golf Gear Review)

This site has the potential to be a useful tool for all kinds and makes of golf equipment evaluation.  The review section (user submitted) is a little thin at the moment, but has great possibilities.  They feature golf equipment news stories on a regular basis.  There is an extensive list of links to all of the major golf equipment manufacturers.   

(Good As New Golf Balls)

Looking for a deal on golf balls?  Check this site out for a variety of grades.  Good As New Golf Balls is a Canadian Company based in Thornhill, Ontario.   (Mini Putt Golf Game)

An excellent Internet game of mini golf created in Flash® animation.  Warning:  it is highly addictive.  

(Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre)

The Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre is a joint venture of Olds College and the Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation (ATRF).  The ATRF funds and directs the operations of the PTRC.  The PTRC conducts research and disseminates information regarding the management of turfgrasses on the Canadian prairies.  You can find research reports and summaries on fertility trials, winter injury trials, turfgrass diseases, soils and amendments, varietal trials, and weed trials.


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