Golf Course Turf Management: Tools and Techniques / Edition 1

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Inspired by the author's long-running seminar "Golf Course Maintenance for the Club Manager," this reference offers a wealth of common sense, practical solutions and tips to golf course superintendents and other turf management professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071410076
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/21/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Danny H. Quast, CGCS, is the owner of DHD Tree Products in Juneau, Wisconsin, and established one of the foremost tree programs for golf courses in the United States. He worked as Grounds Manager for the 1999 PGA Championship and the 1990 US Open, was Superintendent at the 1989 United States Golf Association Mid-Amateur.

Wayne Otto, CGCS, has been a golf course superintendent for 42 years. A resident of Grafton, Wisconsin, he was the first CGSAA-certified golf course superintendent in Wisconsin. A graduate of the Turf Management program at Penn State, he is also a fully certified member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Putting Green 1
Ch. 2 The Teeing Ground 17
Ch. 3 Fairways 27
Ch. 4 The Rough 53
Ch. 5 Trees on the Golf Course 61
Ch. 6 Bunkers 89
Ch. 7 Marking the Golf Course 103
Ch. 8 Car Paths and Roads 109
Ch. 9 Irrigation and Drainage 117
Ch. 10 Soil and Water Testing 139
Ch. 11 Fertilizer and Nutrition 153
Ch. 12 Cultivation 183
Ch. 13 Weeds Found in Turf and Landscapes 195
Ch. 14 Topdressing 275
Ch. 15 Best Management Practices (BMP) 285
Ch. 16 Best Management Practices and Integrated Pest Management 297
Ch. 17 Plant Growth Regulators 323
Ch. 18 Insect Problems and Insecticides Used in Turf 329
Ch. 19 Basic Chemical and Pesticide Principles 385
Ch. 20 Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary 447
Ch. 21 Communication 457
Ch. 22 Golf Course Budget 467
Ch. 23 The Turf Care Center 485
References 511
Index 515
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