Practical Golf Course Maintenance The Magic of Greenkeeping

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Edition: 3rd
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2012-11-15
Publisher(s): Wiley
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Unique in its practical, nontechnical approach, Practical Golf Course Maintenance, Third Edition has been fully revised to deliver the most up to date information on maintaining and operating a golf course. Critical coverage includes 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.

Author Biography

The late GORDON WITTEVEEN started the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association in 1965 and served as its first secretary. He served on the Board of Directors of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and was a past recipient of the GCSAA's Distinguished Service Award and the Leo Feser Award. He started The Green Masters magazine and served as its editor for five years.

MICHAEL BAVIER (retired) was the longtime superintendent of Inverness Golf Club near Chicago. During his career, he served as president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and was a past recipient of the GCSAA's Distinguished Service Award. He is a frequent speaker on the Turf Conference Tour, both in North America and overseas.

Table of Contents





1 Greens

2 Tees

3 Fairways

4 The Rough

5 Bunkers and Their Maintenance

6 Water

7 Fertilizer

8 Topdressing

9 Aerating, Spiking, and Verticutting

10 Spraying

11 Seeding, Sodding, and Sprigging

12 Drainage

13 Trees

14 Landscaping

15 Traffic and Paths

16 Changing Cups, Flagsticks and Tee Markers

17 Rules of Golf That Affect Maintenance

18 Budgeting for Machinery and Tools

19 The Grounds Maintenance Facility

20 Managing People

21 Greenkeeping Common Sense

22 Job Descriptions


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