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5 Ways to Help Your Golf Greens Battle Heat Stress

5 Ways to Help Your Golf Greens Battle Heat Stress

Aaah summer! The sun, the beach, fresh local produce, vacations and long days playing golf. We humans love summer. But, if you have a golf course in hot climates like the Western United States, your putting greens may not feel the same way. Heat and humidity in the summer months through early fall create a stressful situation for golf greens and putting surfaces. We spoke...

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2016 Year in Review: Big Changes, Notable Awards & Bright Future Ahead

2016 Year in Review: Big Changes, Notable Awards & Bright Future Ahead

Looking back, this past year was one of change, not only for the world at large, but also for our clients and our company. In 2016, we became BrightView Golf Course Maintenance, a result of the merger between ValleyCrest Landscape Companies and the Brickman Group, the two leading landscape services companies in the world. “While we remain the golf course maintenance specialists we’ve always been,...

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The True Cost of Not Having the Right Equipment

The True Cost of Not Having the Right Equipment

Golf course maintenance equipment is expensive and for good reason. The type of equipment needed to maintain quality-playing conditions is very specialized and few manufacturers make it. But as expensive as it is, not having the right equipment can cost you more. What is the right equipment for your course? It depends. Topography and site conditions, course size, geographic region, budget and patterns of play...

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Why Does Golf Course Maintenance Cost So Much? Part 2

Why Does Golf Course Maintenance Cost So Much? Part 2

Smart Ways to Get the Most Value from Your Agronomic Budget Typically labor and plant protectants make up the largest cost categories in any golf course maintenance program. As discussed in an earlier article, there are measures you can take to maximize your labor dollars, but what about agronomic inputs and materials? Costs keep climbing and technological advances continue at a rapid pace. How can...

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Three-Part Series: Why Does Golf Course Maintenance Cost So Much?

Three-Part Series: Why Does Golf Course Maintenance Cost So Much?

The Dollars and Sense of Golf Course Maintenance Labor, Payroll and Payroll Expenses Yep, there it is again, rearing its ugly head at you during budgeting meetings. You know. That significant section of golf course maintenance. It’s eating up 30-40 percent of your overall budget…AGAIN. Does it give you the chills just thinking about how many dollars you have to set aside each year to...

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U.S. Kids Golf Foundation: Fostering a Family Game

U.S. Kids Golf Foundation: Fostering a Family Game

Spotlight on Youth Golf + How You Can Get Involved What is golf? Within that simple question lies the essential challenge before the golf industry. Many, in fact most, people define golf by a score, by a swing or by a series of difficult skills to master. Those things are important, but is that really how the game should be defined? In the same vein,...

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10 Ways You Can Make the Most of Trade Show Season

10 Ways You Can Make the Most of Trade Show Season

Trade show season is upon you and with it comes a wave of excitement as you gear up to “hit the floor.”  You’re refreshed and ready to network with colleagues and vendors, learn about new technologies and, most importantly, discover ways to better manage and upgrade your course… Or are you? Is it often easy to find yourself (not to mention, your Board), wondering if...

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2015 Highlights & Looking Ahead

2015 Highlights & Looking Ahead

As we reflect back on 2015, we at BrightView Golf Maintenance are filled with gratitude. It has always been our belief that the success of the owners and operators we work with largely defines our own. This past year, our partners have proven this belief true. Collectively, our portfolio of customers had a very successful year and, as a consequence, so did we. The golf industry...

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2015’s Most Popular Articles

2015’s Most Popular Articles

What subjects captivated your peers in 2015? What tips, tricks and solutions made the top of their list? Here’s an easy way to find out. Check out our top 5 resource articles and get a jump on what you need to do to make your club and course more competitive in 2016. A Whole New Game The Smart Approach to Tee Box Renovations Two Steps to...

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Best Practices for Smart Scheduling Maintenance & Maximizing Play

Best Practices for Smart Scheduling Maintenance & Maximizing Play

Ask any golfer and he’ll tell you, playing on a course with a mower nearby can ruin the day. The noise, distraction, slow play and obvious safety hazards are just a few of the reasons why strategic scheduling around peak play makes sense. To help you accomplish just that, we’ve outlined three best practices for smart scheduling and ongoing success with your course maintenance. 1....

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