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10 Things Top Clubs Do

10 Things Top Clubs Do

In the golf world, competition isn’t just on the golf course. It’s going on between clubs as they compete for members and guests. What are the secrets to rising to the top? To find out we talked to Phil Kiester, Chairman of the National Club Association, “Award for Excellence in Club Management” recipient in 2000 and General Manager of the Country Club of Virginia, which...

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Your Guide to Leasing & Buying Golf Course Maintenance Equipment

Your Guide to Leasing & Buying Golf Course Maintenance Equipment

Replacing golf course maintenance equipment is a big decision for any club. Costs are high and the issues complex. Getting it right requires not only knowing your options, but also weighing them wisely. To help you navigate the process, we talked to Chris L. Schauerman, Senior Vice President of the Sports and Entertainment Group for PNC, a bank that specializes in golf course maintenance equipment...

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Solving the Puzzle of Efficient Labor Planning Year-Round

Solving the Puzzle of Efficient Labor Planning Year-Round

As spring tiptoes its way around the country, some golf courses are still dealing with snow while others in year-round climates are dealing with rain—or lack of it. For most golf course maintenance operations, the busy time is looming as turf (and weeds and diseases) start to wake up. It’s a good time to take stock of your year-round labor planning. Why? Because golf courses...

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Avoiding the “Idea of the Day” Syndrome

Avoiding the “Idea of the Day” Syndrome

It may have happened at your club. It could have struck a club near by. The sad truth is that when the “Idea of the Day” syndrome hits, it can harm a club for years to come. So what exactly is this syndrome and what are the signs? You might be surprised. Here’s what it is and what to look out for. When a Good...

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Five Things Effective Green Committees Know

Five Things Effective Green Committees Know

Every private club has a green committee and every club has stories to share on how effective (or not) their green committee has been. But stories aside, there are some basics that every member of a green committee can consider that will help ensure that when tales are told of his or her tenure on the committee, they’re positive ones. We’ve gathered up five basics...

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Setting the Right Communications Standards for Golf Course Maintenance

Setting the Right Communications Standards for Golf Course Maintenance

Ask anyone in the golf industry if they think communication is important when it comes to setting and maintaining high standards for golf course maintenance and they’ll respond with a resounding “Yes!” Now ask those same individuals if they’ve formalized a thorough communications schedule at their own course and we’re going to bet the response is “Well, sort of.” This can be a problem. Why?...

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The Five Things to Know about Spraying Control Products & Plant Protectants

The Five Things to Know about Spraying Control Products & Plant Protectants

Spraying control products and plant protectants is an important element of an effective  golf course maintenance agronomic program. Golf course spraying is also one of the bigger ticket items. Depending on the size and maintenance standard of your golf course, these applications can cost anywhere from $30k to more than $100k, annually. For that reason—and for the long-term health of your golf course—you want to get...

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Smart Moves for Annual Golf Course Maintenance Equipment Planning

Smart Moves for Annual Golf Course Maintenance Equipment Planning

The end of the year is closing in and 2015 is approaching fast. By now you’ve probably jumpstarted your year-end review and maybe even started to tackle some short-term planning. Before you pop the champagne, there’s one more thing you can do to ensure that 2015 is off to a good start—a thorough golf course equipment assessment. Think of it: You’ve got a year’s worth...

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Making the Most of Equipment With an Off-Season Overhaul

Making the Most of Equipment With an Off-Season Overhaul

If your course is seasonal, there are about three months of downtime you can use for annual equipment maintenance. But before you run off and start planning…hang on a minute. We’re not just talking about simple fine-tuning; we’re talking about a complete overhaul and to help us understand the reasons behind an all-out seasonal equipment overhaul and what goes into it, we spoke with Vince...

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The Benefits of a Year-End Review

The Benefits of a Year-End Review

The season is over, the year is nearly done; time to take a deep breath and kick back, right? Wrong. Now is the ideal time to gear up for a year-end review — one that will inform your Annual Golf Course Maintenance Plan for the coming year. Why do this? Because your golf course is a living, breathing organism that is ever-changing or evolving. The...

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