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.
1. Cutting Greens.
2. Cutting Tees.
4. The Rough.
5. Sand Bunkers and Their Maintenance.
9. Aerating, Spiking and Verticutting
11. Flagsticks and Tee Markers.
13. Seeding, Sodding and Sprigging
14. Golfer Traffic and Paths.
15. Rules of Golf that Affect Maintenance
18. Managing People.
19. Budgeting for Tools and Machinery
20. The Turf Care Center.
21. Greenkeeping Common Sense
22. Job Descriptions
About the Authors.
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.