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Practical Golf Course Maintenance. The Magic of Greenkeeping. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2214291
  • Book
  • December 2004
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The revised, bestselling resource of practical, nontechnical advice for maintaining and operating a golf course

Practical Golf Course Maintenance, Second Edition presents the latest information and techniques for providing first–rate upkeep and management operations for any golf course. Clear, step–by–step coverage, unencumbered by technical language, includes critical advice on maintaining consistent bunkers, sand top–dressing and aerifying, technologies, pesticide storage, and other emerging technologies, as well as mowing techniques for greens, fairways, and tees?and much more!

This updated Second Edition offers reliable, state–of–the–art guidance and hundreds of helpful tips, including:
- Advice for growing grass with fewer pesticides
- In–depth discussions on cutting and cultivating
- Expert guidance for practicing moderation with green speed
- Coverage of different regional practices affected by climate, such as overseeding, sprigging, and other tips for practicing in the Bermuda belt

Practical Golf Course Maintenance, Second Edition is a valuable tool for golf course owners, developers, architects, builders, and superintendents; as well as greens committee members, irrigation specialists, field managers, turfgrass specialists, real estate developers, and landscape architects.
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1. Cutting Greens.

2. Cutting Tees.

3. Fairways.

4. The Rough.

5. Sand Bunkers and Their Maintenance.

6. Water.

7. Fertilizer.

8. Topdressing.

9. Aerating, Spiking and Verticutting

10. Spraying.

11. Flagsticks and Tee Markers.

12. Drainage.

13. Seeding, Sodding and Sprigging

14. Golfer Traffic and Paths.

15. Rules of Golf that Affect Maintenance

16. Trees 

17. Landscaping 

18. Managing People.

19. Budgeting for Tools and Machinery

20. The Turf Care Center.

21. Greenkeeping Common Sense

22. Job Descriptions


About the Authors.
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GORDON WITTEVEEN started the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association in 1965 and served as its first secretary. A past recipient of Golf Course Management magazine's Leo Feser Award, he started The Green Masters magazine and served as its editor for five years, and continues to write regularly for several magazines.

MICHAEL BAVIER has been superintendent at the Inverness Golf Club in Palatine, Illinois, for the past thirty–five years. During his career, he served as president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. He is a frequent speaker on the Turf Conference Tour, both in North America and overseas, often presenting with Gordon Witteveen "The Magic of Greenkeeping" seminar to wide–ranging audiences.
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