www.deere.com/golf (John Deere)
This month we feature the websites of the three major golf course turf care
equipment manufacturers. Over the years since their development they
have added many features. Most notably they now all have their parts
catalogues available online, along with technical articles and service bulletins.
The sites all have the same basic features displaying their equipment, accessories,
and where to buy (dealer locators). One interesting thing that is also
included now, is the option to purchase pre-owned equipment and to purchase
equipment online. Each manufacturer also makes it easy to get to pages
within their sites that offer related equipment whether it is carts, skid
steers, or utility equipment.
(NAIT – Golf Course Turf Management)
(NAIT – Turfgrass Equipment Technician)
It’s that time of year again. Check out the newly revamped Turfgrass
educational programs (Golf Course Turfgrass Management Technology and Turfgrass
Equipment Technician) offered at the Fairview Campus of the Northern Alberta
Institute of Technology – NAIT.
www.dwquailgolf.com (D.W. Quail Golf)
Shop online at this wonderful little site devoted to unique and different
golf accessories. Their speciality is everything golf. If you
are looking for one item, chances are you’ll find dozens: from videos, to
training aids, to apparel and gifts. If nothing else you can get your
fill of ideas.
If you know nothing of the latest craze in puzzle games, check out this site
on Sudoku. Even though it is all about numbers, there is no math involved.
It is a wonderfully simple game, with one rule, that challenges your ability
to use logic and reason. The difficulty level ranges from easy to extreme.
Perform a Google search and you will be able to find online free versions
of the game to get a taste of the fun.
(Canadian Curling Association)
Those of you that know me, know that I am passionate about Canada’s second
favourite sport . . . curling. I have curled competitively over the
years and I am a Level III Ice Technician with Curl Canada. The curling
season is now well upon us and the CCA’s website has a wealth of information
dealing with the sport of curling. There is a section on Learning to
Curl that deals with youth, junior, school, and adult curling and talks about
coaching of the sport. There is another one called Fan Central that
has all the draw schedules and news for all the big events coming up – the
Tim Horton’s Brier, the Scott Tournament of Hearts, the Karcher Juniors,
the Ford Worlds, and of course the Olympics in Torino, Italy is just around
the corner. If you happen to sit on a board of directors for your local
curling club, there is a section on the Business of Curling that has bits
on Best Practices and Industry Contacts and they even tell you how to apply
for grants and loans that are available for your club. There is also
a section called About the CCA if you wanted to learn more about how the
organization is set up and operates. One thing about this website as
well is that there is a pile of pictures from various events that have taken
(Paper Throw Game)
While you are wiling away the winter season, you may have the occasion to
throw some paper into the wastebasket. So, here is a good computer
version of this past time. Good for a laugh. Not sure why the
wind in the office seems to be changing direction all the time.
If you come across some interesting websites that you would like to pass
on, please email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff at email@example.com.