Maintenance

  • Agronomic planning: Less art, more science

    March 2018
    When approaching the complex task of controlling pest and disease damage — particularly on greens — rely on solid data, the latest research, and a thorough but flexible plan.
  • Self-service: Renovation at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

    November 2017
    Arizona superintendent Ryan Kreizenbeck tried his hand at design during a recent renovation project, and the result has drawn rave reviews from all involved at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club.
  • Fast forward: Davenport Country Club

    October 2017
    The makeover of Iowa’s Davenport Country Club offers a blueprint for renovating on an aggressive timeline as well as recapturing a storied course’s original personality.
  • Much ado about Midland

    September 2017
    The two-part transformation of a West Texas course brought its share of unusual obstacles, unexpected lessons and unique triumphs, all culminating in a refreshed look and feel just in time for the club’s 90th anniversary.
  • Assessing golf course infrastructure

    August 2017
    How long can you expect the many, varied components of your course to last? A veteran superintendent breaks down infrastructure life spans to help you optimally plan and budget for future restoration, renovation and replacement work.
  • Laser-focused

    July 2017
    A Colorado club adopted a high-tech option to ensure precise yardage markers for a nine-hole addition to its course offerings.
  • Electric maintenance equipment: Can you hear me now?

    July 2017
    While the economic and environmental advantages of electric maintenance equipment are particularly appealing, plugging in also offers additional benefits. A Tennessee superintendent provides an in-depth look at electrifying one’s fleet.
  • Playing by the (drone) rules

    June 2017
    Responsible use of drones on golf courses requires a thorough understanding of the regulations, along with registration and passing the FAA’s test for the safe operation of drones.
  • Can groundwater keep your course green?

    June 2017
    Groundwater can be a replacement or a backup for the municipal water supply, as well as a budget saver and an insurance policy when water is scarce.
  • Riomar Country Club: Polishing an oceanside gem

    January 2017
    Through prudent planning, clever budgeting tactics and some lucky nods from Mother Nature, the renovation of a renowned Florida course came in on time and with funds to spare, allowing for some added bonuses.
  • Water swap: Middlefield Golf Course

    November 2016
    For an Oregon golf course, a change in ownership meant a change in its irrigation source, and the switch has brought substantial savings of both water and money.
  • Finding the right mix

    September 2016
    Rising labor costs? Hydrophobic soil? Automated injection systems can help turf managers address these and other concerns.