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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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Scary Things Happen When You Don’t Put Safety First

Scary Things Happen When You Don’t Put Safety First

We’re not talking goblins or ghosts, but when you put your most important asset and biggest resource—namely your turf and your crew—at risk, scary things can happen. So beware and protect your course, your club and your people by steering clear of these common safety blunders. Poor Equipment Maintenance Preventative and regular equipment maintenance is paramount when it comes to safety. Put it on the...

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Top Reasons Your Golf Course Turf Suffers

Top Reasons Your Golf Course Turf Suffers

When your golf course turf suffers, you most likely re-seed or re-sod. But that’s just a Band-Aid solution—and one you’ll likely need to repeat before too long. For long-term results, you need to fix what’s causing the problem. To help you, BrightView Golf’s top agronomist have pinpointed five of the most common turf offenders and some new technologies you can use to help battle them. Read...

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How to Make Golf Course Specialty Equipment Work Smarter for You

How to Make Golf Course Specialty Equipment Work Smarter for You

With the industry moving toward more frequent, finely tuned applications and treatments for turf, you may be using your equipment more and in a different way. To ensure you have what you need, check our experts’ picks for the five pieces of specialty equipment every golf course should have and how to use this equipment to its best advantage. 1. Sprayer Going with frequent and...

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Experts’ Top Five Ways to Conserve Water on Your  Golf Course

Experts’ Top Five Ways to Conserve Water on Your Golf Course

Drought, abnormally dry conditions, water restrictions—2015 has been hard on the golf industry. Undoubtedly, no matter where your course is located, you and your team are working to conserve water. To help you get ahead, we’ve rounded up our golf course maintenance experts’ top five, tried and true, water conservation solutions 1. Do an Irrigation Audit Before you undertake any water conservation efforts, do an...

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Glendora Country Club Shares the Do’s & Don’ts of Turf Removal

Glendora Country Club Shares the Do’s & Don’ts of Turf Removal

Golf course turf reduction is among the most effective ways you can conserve water. Unfortunately, these golf course maintenance projects can also be incredibly complex. To find out how one club did it, we talked to Mike Mutschler and Jack Stoughton, the current and recent past president, respectively, at Glendora Country Club. Over the past year, Glendora removed 25 acres of turf, replacing it with...

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Challenging Times? Don’t Just Survive – Thrive!

Challenging Times? Don’t Just Survive – Thrive!

The economy may be strengthening, but challenging times still exist for the golf industry. To find out how one top club is not just surviving, but thriving, in this competitive environment, we talked to Frank Benzakour, General Manager at the Village Club in Sands Point, New York. Frank brings a long list of accomplishments to his role at The VCSP: In 2014, the Food &...

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Taming A Golf Courses 10 Toughest Turf Weeds

Taming A Golf Courses 10 Toughest Turf Weeds

Meet the top ten most tenacious weeds on golf courses throughout the United States. They invade your turf like a scourge, ruining not only the view but also the playing experience for your members and guests. We’ve written before on ways to control weeds, but what if, despite your best efforts, these unwelcome guests take up residence? Not to worry. If any of these offenders...

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