Maintenance

  • 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.
  • Ground control: Navigating a renovation

    September 2016
    Sharing his turf with a team of outside professionals during a sweeping course renovation taught a Chicago-area superintendent worthwhile lessons in collaboration, planning and project management.
  • Tree care: In good company

    August 2016
    Looking for outside help for managing and maintaining the trees on your golf course? Intent on tackling the task in-house? Here’s what to consider.
  • An irrigation evaluation

    June 2016
    To tackle irrigation system deficiencies at the root — rather than just reacting to them — a Colorado superintendent put his turf to the stress test. The results debunked some long-held beliefs.
  • Triage for trees

    February 2016
    Have a troubled tree on your hands? Before you take action, you need to diagnose. Here, a certified arborist guides you through the process of determining just what’s befallen an ailing tree.
  • Master planning for golf course renovations

    October 2014
    Considering a golf course renovation? Master planning marries the wants and needs of the facility with the architect’s ability to deliver on those expectations.
  • Golf course landscaping for fall

    October 2013
    Color has an undeniable impact on golfers and the golfscape, and fall furnishes a dazzling palette all its own. A horticulturist offers insight on incorporating plants with fall appeal.
  • The fundamentals of frequency of clip

    November 2012
    Adding this easy measurement to your toolbox can improve the quality of your turf — think increased ball roll without lowering height of cut — while cutting maintenance time and costs.
  • A tale of two golf course renovations

    October 2012
    Neighboring Hawaiian resorts chose different but successful approaches to the dilemma of whether to close or stay open during major renovations.