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Great Visit with Dr. Karl Danneberger

By: tenna on January 25th, 2017

All the staff here at Purgatory Golf Club enjoyed our visit today with esteemed college professor Dr. Karl Danneberger from the department of Horticulture and Crop Science at Ohio State University. I originally came into contact with Karl because he & I had both just published a book on iTunes. Well he lapped me a long time ago on that front as I still have only 2 and he has 14 books on iTunes now! If you haven’t downloaded any of his books for your iPhone or iPad, you need to. They are extremely well written and include amazing photos, great descriptions & informative videos. He even has one iBook that is a golf puzzle book. My son Clay was playing with it last night and really enjoyed it.

So that was 3 years ago, and we’ve only communicated by e-mail up until today. Karl was kind enough to drop by to see my art show Ballerinas on the Green. After we looked at the art, we had lunch with several members of our staff. I could have sat there all day, he had so many interesting stories about traveling the world consulting on golf courses from here to Egypt and everywhere in between. We talked about online classes, and what he is doing to make them more engaging, mole crickets, chemical treatments and new advancements in technology such as self driving putting green mowers. The time went so quickly. I can only imagine what a great professor he must be because he has an entertaining story on just about every subject.

What a great way to spend an otherwise dreary winter day. Thank you Karl for coming by, and don’t forget to download his books if you haven’t done so already!

 

PGC Crew & Karl

Karl visits PGC

Alan Hinds on Love and Golf

By: Tony Adragna on February 7th, 2014

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Alan Hinds, the Hamilton County Amateur Tournament Chairman, wrote a very interesting piece on the Visit Hamilton County blog.

His post spoke of the increase of couples playing golf together, and thoughts from both males and females about it.

To read the entire post, click here.

Golf Course Management iBook Video Review

By: purgatorygolf on October 27th, 2013

This is a video review of the free iBook Golf Course Management.

State Professors wrote and published it.

To find it in iTunes use the following link https://itun.es/us/iaGoJ.l

You can read it on an iPad or a Mac computer if you have upgraded to the operating system Maverick, because it has an iBooks reader. It cannot however be read on an iPhone.

They wrote it to compliment their online and introductory turfgrass management course.

If you’re a serious golfer, you need this book. It is loaded with so much great information, text, pictures, charts, movies and audio recordings. You can go out to dinner after a round of golf and wow your golf buddies with you amazing video and knowledge of how the Stimpmeter got its name.

It covers all the basics you would expect from an introductory turfgrass book such as:

  • Different types of grass,
  • Warm friendly grass like Zoysa and Bermuda grass,
  • Cool temperature grass like fescues and bentgrass.
  • Mowing height and how it impacts the grain of the putting green,
  • Irrigation
  • Aerifying or coring
  • The Stimpmeter, and where that name came from
  • Rolling the greens

The part I thought was the most interesting was the section on turfgrass pests. It has the most terrifying pictures of golf courses gone bad. It covers disease, insects and weeds.

 

Amerisure – Indiana Manufacturer’s Association Golf Outing 2013

By: Tony Adragna on September 17th, 2013

Amerisure – Indiana Manufacturer’s Association held their annual golf outing benefiting the Make A Wish Foundation at Purgatory Golf Club on Monday, September 16.

The outing was an 18 hole scramble, with a closest to the pin and a longest drive competition.

Following the scramble, a silent auction was held in the dining hall during the dinner hours.

A child that had been granted a wish from the Make A Wish Foundation also shared her story.

Look below for video from the event:

Golf Skate Caddy

By: purgatorygolf on June 18th, 2013

This is standing, ride on, battery powered,  golf club carrying device my son is drooling over.  It’s from Australia, and as far as I can tell it is not available in the States, although we are checking on it. If you want to check out their website it is http://www.golfskatecaddy.com.au.

Free iPhone book

By: purgatorygolf on May 28th, 2013

Front 9 iPhone book cover

We also have a book for your iPhone. It covers the front 9 for each hole it includes:

  • A description of how to play the hole
  • A flyover video
  • High quality images
  • An illustration of the hole including yardages created by golf course architect Ron Kern

It is only available from our website. We hope to have one soon that covers the back 9.

It is a large file and will take several minutes to download.

I made a brief video that walks you through how to import your new book into iTunes so you can read it on your iPhone.

You will also need to download the free ibooks app onto your phone to read this book.

 

Purgatory Artwork on Time Square & Las Vegas

By: purgatorygolf on May 21st, 2013

As part of our recent iBooks press release our artwork appeared on both Times Square in New York City, and on the Clear Channel sign in Las Vegas. So these images are the real deal, not something I Photoshopped together. Fun isn’t it?

Examiner.com’s Great Article on our iBook

By: purgatorygolf on May 15th, 2013
A screen grab from Examiner.com

Attribute Examiner.com & Rick Limpert

There’s a wonderful new article by Rick Limpert on the Examiner.com covering our recently released iBooks. Wow, I don’t think I could have written the article better myself. He included 5 screen grabs, links to iTunes for both books, and cover art. It’s great to hear an outsider’s thoughts on the books:

“So my hat is off to the Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana for releasing a brand new high tech book/app through iTunes showing off this beautiful course the people of Indiana should be very proud of.”

Rick Limpert is a tech savvy writer, and it shows up in his work. This Examiner.com article includes a slide show, and the post on his site from the PGA Tour Radio show on Sirius radio, channel 93 includes the complete audio from the show.

It’s great to have an early adopter like Rick Limpert appreciate our cutting edge iBooks.

 

Our Book on PGA Tour Radio

By: purgatorygolf on May 14th, 2013

More Heaven than HellYou can listen to the episode of the PGA Tour Radio and Rick Limpert for covering or iBook! What an honor to be discussed on the PGA Tour Sirius (channel 93) show. Thank you also to Lisa Sirkin Vielee of Gracie Communications for making them aware of our book.