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Foley United Announces Former Honeywell Executive as New CEO
Foley United announced that Brad Kautzer has joined the company as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Kautzer succeeds Jim Letourneau who will remain with the company as a senior adviser, board member, and equity partner.

Tagmarshal Further Optimizing the Player Experience for The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island
Tagmarshal is operational at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, host of several major golf tournaments. Kiawah management identified pace-of-play as an important factor to further advance their world class resort. Benefitting from Tagmarshal’s industry-leading geotagging and pace algorithms, Ocean Course clubhouse staff and player assistants deploy its technology to provide accurate, non-confrontational player support for a consistent pace and an excellent on-course experience.

PBI-Gordon Celebrates 70 Years
Initially named Private Brands, Incorporated (PBI) on October 8, 1947, the company was founded by John Mueller and his son Robert Mueller, John Mathias, and Dr. Roy Boxmeyer. The founders’ strategy was simple: capitalize on the needs of companies such as Rohm & Haas, Stauffer, Velsicol, Dow, Monsanto, Ciba, and DuPont by formulating their basic chemicals, inerts, and emulsifiers as private label pesticides for farm co-ops and independent distributors. Private Brands, Incorporated acquired customer and fellow Kansas City company Gordon Chemical in 1956. The combined entity eventually changed its name to PBI-Gordon Corporation in 1970.

Intelligro’s CIVITAS TURF DEFENSE™ 2017 Early Order Program
CIVITAS TURF DEFENSE from Intelligro™ is introducing its 2017 Early Order Program to golf course superintendents, effective October 1 and extending to December 15 across the United States. Program participants are offered an incentive to purchase product now in preparation for 2018. CIVITAS TURF DEFENSE maximizes the plant’s ability to withstand both biotic and abiotic stresses to better prepare turf against winter damage that plagues so many courses across the country. CIVITAS TURF DEFENSE is a protection product with stress tolerance technology with no known resistance issues.

BASF Receives EPA Approval For Fourth Application Of Lexicon Intrinsic Brand Fungicide
BASF’s Lexicon® Intrinsic® brand fungicide is now labeled for four applications per year at the highest rate of 0.47 oz. per 1000 sq. ft.1 This is an increase over the original labeled rate of three applications per year, and will provide golf course superintendents with additional options in their spray programs. Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide optimizes disease control and provides plant health benefits for longer, stronger roots, increased growth efficiency, and greater stress tolerance. This broad-spectrum fungicide controls 27 diseases* for up to 28 days.

Exteris Stressgard and Indemnify Now Included in Bayer Fall Solutions Early Order Program
Environmental Science is launching the 2017 Bayer Fall Solutions™ Program, offering early order incentives for golf course superintendents moving into 2018. Fall Solutions opens October 1, 2017 and extends through December 8, 2017. The flexible program allows participants to save on individual products or product bundles to maximize savings per acre. With the 2017 Bayer Fall Solutions program, superintendents can expect to save on flagship Bayer solutions like Specticle® and Signature® XTRA Stressgard®, as well as innovations never before offered during Fall Solutions: Indemnify® and Exteris® Stressgard.

Culver Academies Golf Course, Restored by Bobby Weed Golf Design, Débuts on 2017 Golfweek’s Best: Campus Courses
Bobby Weed Golf Design, honored last year for its 2015 restoration of the Culver Academies Golf Course, in Culver, Indiana, announced the layout’s début on the 2017 Golfweek’s Best: Campus Courses list. The classic-era course, at #2 on the list, is the only course associated with a high school as opposed to a college or university. Another distinguishing feature is that the Culver Academies Golf Course is a nine-hole tract, one of only two on the list.