Practical Golf Course Maintenance: The Magic of Greenkeeping

Practical Golf Course Maintenance: The Magic of Greenkeeping

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by Gordon Witteveen, Michael Bavier
     
 

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The revised, bestselling resource of practical, nontechnical advice for maintaining and operating a golf course

Practical Golf Course Maintenance, Third Edition presents the latest information and techniques for providing first-rate upkeep and management operations for any golf course. This book's, clear, step-by-step coverage, unencumbered by

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The revised, bestselling resource of practical, nontechnical advice for maintaining and operating a golf course

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

This updated Third Edition offers reliable, state-of-the-art guidance and hundreds of helpful tips with:

  • Major revisions throughout to address the latest information on computer- operated irrigation systems, new equipment for all aspects of course maintenance, water quality and conservation issues, and managing people
  • A clear approach that avoids technical language and scientific citations while delivering practical advice that can be immediately applied on the course
  • Coverage of all aspects of course maintenance from tee to green, along with guidance on managing the course for the rules of the game and managing the business aspects of course management and maintenance

Practical Golf Course Maintenance, Third Edition is a valuable tool for golf course owners, architects, builders, golfers, golf professionals, club managers, and superintendents, as well as greens committee members, irrigation specialists, field managers, turfgrass specialists, real estate developers, and landscape architects.

Editorial Reviews

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A practical guide for golf course workers and superintendents. Early material covers cutting and cultivating operations, with chapters on cutting tees, sand bunkers, fertilizer, spraying, seeding and sodding, and golfer traffic. Later chapters consider management operations, tools, and turf care. Appendices offer job descriptions, case example maintenance programs, and general information for golf employees. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
"This type of practical, common-sense information is just not available in many other technical books - fun to read - like being in a classroom"—-Golf Course News

"Witteveen and Bavier set out to create a practical, real-world guide to maintaining a golf course, a book that would allow them to pass on their knowledge to a whole new crop of superintendents - and that's exactly what they've done"—-Golf Course Management

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118143742
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
629,433
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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