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Short-Term Planning for Long-Term Success

Short-Term Planning for Long-Term Success

Surprising but true — many clubs finish out their playing season without using the experience of the past season as the foundation for a strong plan for the next one. We see this time and time again. In a way, it’s not shocking; superintendents are busy with the day-to-day work of maintaining their course. Formulating a plan of short-term goals for next year simply doesn’t...

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Beware of Becoming a Zombie Golf Course

Beware of Becoming a Zombie Golf Course

Look around — they’re out there. Zombie golf courses, doing their death march, eyes unfocused, path unwavering. Sure they may look like they’re moving forward, and, yes, they may have seemingly healthy tee sheets. But the truth of the matter is they’re on the path to toppling into the grave forevermore. Does it frighten you? It should. Because in today’s golf environment, chances are high...

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Smart Planning for Course Asset Lifespan

Smart Planning for Course Asset Lifespan

Every asset on your golf course has a lifespan — from the greens to the tees to the bunkers to the irrigation system and the equipment you use to maintain it all. Managing these assets and planning for their eventual replacement takes careful planning and budgeting. We talked with some of our experts to get their insights on exactly how to go about this. Here’s...

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The Smart Approach to Tee Box Renovations

The Smart Approach to Tee Box Renovations

Think about it — everything begins on the tees. That’s where your guests and members first encounter your course. The extent to which the tee surface is firm and level and well turfed not only determines their first impression, it also sets expectations for their play experience. But tee boxes, especially given their footprint-to-foot traffic ratio, undergo a lot of wear and tear. So what...

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Our Clients Share How & Why Outsourcing Golf Course Maintenance Works

Our Clients Share How & Why Outsourcing Golf Course Maintenance Works

The Benefits of Golf Course Maintenance Outsourcing Everyone in the golf industry agrees: Relationships matter. The relationships and trust you build with your members, board and staff is critical to your success. We feel the same way about our clients. But don’t just take it from us; hear it from them. Glendora Country Club — Member Satisfaction at an All-Time High When Glendora Country Club...

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Wilt Watch – What to Do to Keep the Green in Your Greens

Wilt Watch – What to Do to Keep the Green in Your Greens

Summertime is full of highs — including high temperatures. Don’t let hot weather get the best of your course. Follow these tips from Dr. Todd Bunnell, our in-house PhD agronomist, to avoid golf course wilt and be sure your turf doesn’t suffer summer stress. How to Ward Off Wilt Think of it like this. Plants are a lot like people. When we get hot, we...

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The Myths & Realities of Outsourcing

The Myths & Realities of Outsourcing

It’s no secret: the term “outsourcing” isn’t viewed kindly in the golf world. For many general managers and boards the idea of letting someone else help with golf course maintenance means losing control. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, golf course maintenance cannot be outsourced, say, in the same way payroll can be. It’s simply not an off-site job. Proper maintenance and...

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Turf- and Time-Saving Tips for Managing Big Events

Turf- and Time-Saving Tips for Managing Big Events

Weddings, golf tournaments, annual celebrations — from Fourth of July fireworks to end-of-summer barbeques — are all commonplace on golf courses across the country and, if not handled properly, every single one of these events can wreak havoc on your turf or budget. The trick is knowing what to do before and after the events to minimize any potential negative impact. Just follow the steps...

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The Summer Scheduling Conundrum and Effective Turf Management

The Summer Scheduling Conundrum and Effective Turf Management

The heat is on and your turf is feeling it. As we discussed in an earlier article, proper vigilance and the right tool can make all the difference in preventing summer turf wilt. But how can you best manage workforce scheduling to ensure that your turf—and your budget—remain healthy? Here’s how. The Key to Summertime Turf Management As we pointed out in our earlier article,...

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A Whole New Game

A Whole New Game

It’s a different world in the golf industry these days – the competition for members and tee times is on the rise. Moreover, players are demanding better and better play conditions. It’s a tough environment for everyone in the industry. Controlling costs while maintaining consistently excellent conditions is more important than ever. What’s more, the operational and regulatory side of golf course maintenance has become...

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