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UPDATE: Check out the 5 finalists here.

Welcome to the Turf Diseases first contest giveaway. The rules are simple.
  1. "Like" us on Facebook or "Follow" us on Twitter or the Blog.  You must do at least one of these and must let us know who you are/which your following in the comments section (see #2)
  2. Give the photo below an appropriate caption. Captions must be left in the comments section of the blog. Captions will be accepted until Sunday October 3, 2010 at 8PM.
  3. Vote for your favorite caption on the Blog. The Turf Diseases authors will select their top 5 captions and create an online poll for the readers to select the ultimate winner. Voting for the final winner will end on Sunday October 10th at 8PM.
Turf Diseases Giveaway

      One winner will receive a copy of the Turfgrass Compendium. In addition, our sponsor Syngenta has donated funds to the APS Turfgrass Pathology Student Travel Fund.  Money for this helps to support graduate student travel to present research findings at our national pathology meeting.

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      So what are you waiting for...start thinking of that caption!

      Rules, Legalese, etc.
      Winners must 'like" us on Facebook OR "Follow" us on twitter or the blog. We have big egos and like to see our numbers rise. Captions must be left in the comments section of the blog and participants must also tell us where they follow or like us. Any captions left on our Facebook Page or Twitter will be admired, laughed at, and joked about, but WILL not count towards the official contest. The top five captions will be selected by individual turf disease authors and they reserve the right to select any caption they want for any reason. Bribes will not be accepted, but donations to the Turf Pathology Travel Fund are highly encouraged. The winner will be announced after final voting has ended on Sunday October 10th. The winner of the contest will receive a copy of The Turfgrass Compendium directly from our Sponsor.

      64 Responses to “Give a Caption, Win a Compendium”

      Nice picture and blokgi is a nice read and considered. I like it very much. Come take a look Teuvo images www.ttvehkalahti.blogspot.com blog and tell your friends should Teuvo pictures blog. Please leave a comment there. Have a nice autumn to you. Teuvo Vehkalahti Suomi Finland

      That's one hell of a ballmark!

      Turf Intern said...

      Alright happy, just two putt around the sinkhole and we'll beat him in sudden death. No I think I'll just win it now.

      2boysblue said...

      "Oh good! They finally got the jet out. So, the turf's not in that bad of shape, right? We can still play, right?"

      2boysblue said...

      Following on Facebook Melissa T Lawrence

      Jake Schneider said...

      It looks as if someone's taking this (w)hole "brown is the new green" fad a little too seriously. Following on Facebook.

      Rick said...

      So the member's don't like some of the bunkers ... Wait till they get a load of this one!

      Following on Facebook

      Anonymous said...

      Introducing the new Mega-Drain from Acme Drainage and Aeration systems. Warning: If drainage continues for more than 4 hours, consult a USGA agronomist.

      shane said...

      get ready your shovels... its time to have some fun!

      Steve said...

      Well then, I guess we gotta tone down that sub-air system, eh?
      - Stephen Hicks (following on facebook)

      Steven said...

      No need for the as-builts for this one

      Guillaume said...

      "Pythium was terrible this year".

      Following on Facebook. and Twitter (@Gu_Gre)

      Anonymous said...

      "What the ....?"

      U think we had some good penetration with the Deep Tine?"

      Ryan Bourne on Facebook,Kansas

      John FitzGerald said...

      "Let's see, do I call the Wife first or the Greens Chairman.. I know both calls will go about the same"!!!

      Greensuper said...

      McFiddish!!!!....Do you know what Gophers can do to a golf course?! Gotta get our best man on this one!

      Jeff Stuart said...

      At least there's not a lot of digging to do...

      Thad said...

      "Did you know there's a hole in the 10th green?" Head Golf Professional

      SODFATHER said...

      Come visit our course! Our new cup sizes will make it a memorable experience for even the most amateur golfer!

      SODFATHER said...

      10-4 Jimmy, there is a pipe under the green! That all you need from me today?

      SODFATHER said...

      "I smell varmint poontang, and the only good varmint poontang is dead varmint poontang, I think."

      SODFATHER said...

      Hey boss....is this a bad time to talk about that raise??

      SODFATHER said...

      Hi son, good news! Looks like I'll have plenty of time to coach your little league team this year!

      SODFATHER said...

      ...So, the gynecologist walks onto the green and says..."just another day at the office boys."

      SODFATHER said...

      It opens up over there.

      Anonymous said...

      If we fill it with water and paint a red circle around it we don't have to fix it.

      Paul Sabino
      The Farms CC
      http://farmsccsuperintendent.blogspot.com/
      http://www.ctgolfer.com/blogs/paul_sabino/

      Paul Sabino said...

      The good news is, I was able to remove the rock I hit with the cup-cutter.

      Paul Sabino
      The Farms CC
      http://farmsccsuperintendent.blogspot.com/
      http://www.ctgolfer.com/blogs/paul_sabino/

      Paul Sabino said...

      Another "@#*^%@$" low cup!!!

      Paul Sabino
      The Farms CC
      http://farmsccsuperintendent.blogspot.com/
      http://www.ctgolfer.com/blogs/paul_sabino/

      Paul Sabino GCS said...

      I follow your blog.

      Paul Sabino

      Dan Salois said...

      Eh. That'll topdress out.

      gabe said...

      On baited breath, Nexus, the spiteful god of Velcro, waits for another heathen to a take his last steps as a lace looper!

      Gabe Towers (Facebook)

      Tom F said...

      Please Mr. Bunyan, NO CHIPPING on the greens. And get your damn blue ox off of the golf cart.
      (West Central Wisc)
      (I've seen this before, I know what causes it.)

      monkeyshooter said...

      I am so gonna need a bigger divot repair tool.

      monkeyshooter said...

      I think I need a bigger divot repair tool.

      Eric Morrison, CGCS said...

      Upon walking onto the green, a Superintendent's heart sinks into the ground.

      Jon said...

      After receiving samples at the lab, Kaminski pondered whether this newest type of turf syndrome would be termed "Rapid irrigation decline" or "Sinkhole patch." (Facebook fan and Blog follower)

      Dyrck said...

      I knew that construction guy was all talk and didn't know what he was doing - but nobody would listen to me!

      Damn; those USGA spec greens drain fast!

      Brady said...

      Give it a good shot of iron. Nobody will ever notice it!

      SODFATHER said...

      This is taking the 9th green at nine trick a little too far!

      SODFATHER said...

      If you will follow me a few more steps you will see the exact spot where Andy Dufresne arose out of the sewers in Shawshank Redemption.

      SODFATHER said...

      Boss, I'm telling you, there is no leak on the 14th green...what's that? Oh the blow out was on the 4th green...

      Sean said...

      Where do you think they got the idea for the bunker in the green at Riviera?

      Greg Hubbard said...

      Don't worry boyz, the fix is just a PhotoShop away!

      Anonymous said...

      Chris Blair - PSU Student.

      "Well, it only took 39 years, but Alan Shepard's 6 iron from Apollo 14 finally hit the green. Looks to be pin-high too!"

      Anonymous said...

      Oops, I forgot to mention where I am following you. Both Facebook and Twitter. Although it will soon just be Facebook as I am dropping Twitter. There are too many spammers and crazy rap singers trying to "follow" me; I do not even listen to rap. It is kinda like a bad dream... buy these golf clubs homie - boom chakka chakka chuck. I digress...

      Chris Blair

      All of the Turf Pathologists got together one night after a few light cocktails and conversation and designed the perfect cultural practice to reduce the severity of Fairy Ring on greens turf; voilĂ .

      Mike said...

      Following you on Facebook.

      "Really got to get a new cup cutter"

      Steven said...

      Those dam skunks are sure going deep for those grubs.


      Twitter / Fb

      Steven said...

      Don't sweat the small stuff. Atleast we can see the pipe.

      Twitter / FB

      Robert Searle said...

      "Alright, there's some more pythium on 9, lets go take of that."
      (folling on facebook)

      Chris Blair said...

      Chris Blair - again.. Following on Facebook :).

      "The Super said to put the hole in the middle for the weekend; I think it was position 5 - just somewhere to avoid the water. Well, I stopped when I saw the pipe. "

      Anonymous said...

      what I took away from that picture was the nice straight lines of the walk behind mower was ruined by the mower operator having two mow lines in the same direction

      Scott said...

      That salesman said deep tining would really open up my greens but this is ridiculous. (Follow the blog and Facebook)

      Anonymous said...

      Ughhh... yea we gotta talk to the proshop about selling those "prank" exploding golf balls!
      Derek Mohler
      Follow you on the Blog

      Ross said...

      "the sunken appearance of brown ring patch really stood out this year"

      Ross Overstreet - following on Facebook

      david said...

      "Who mowed this double dark line, time for winter and some more employee training."

      Theresa said...

      No one listened when the Super warned them about the capital costs on the golf course at Jurassic Park.

      Theresa - facebook

      Melissa H. Greene said...

      Ok, there's still a clear shot to the cup..let's just fill the hole with water, tell them it's a new hazard, and we'll fix it on Monday!!


      following on Facebook

      mld9 said...

      Turf pathologists are clashing over who gets to send in a Disease Note to describe the first case of Heart Rot on a putting green!

      Margery - FB

      The superintendent reluctantly agreed to a new memorial program last spring. The members think everything is possible.

      It's all fun and games until you find the mainline in the middle of the green.

      Oh yeah, the GM complained about the pin being to close to the edge of the sink hole and wants to see it corrected ASAP.

      Justin Ruiz, Twitter and blog follower

      Jon Scott said...

      ....and then the gas guy said to the oil guy, "it sure as hell wasn't ours!"

      Ryan said...
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      Ryan said...

      "Yep...looks like the perfect size hole for my greens committee chairman."

      -Ryan Gordon (facebook)

      Anonymous said...

      Looks to be a sandbagger in the midst of good intention. To paraphrase a movie (and give no credit I might add), this was your least original caption but yet, every hour, it keeps getting more and more votes - shame. It was fun while it lasted fellas. The other two are pretty good though; original and funny. Perhaps you and your sponsors should vote.

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