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Practical Golf Course Maintenance


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Foreword ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii 1 Greens 1 2 Tees 26 3 Fairways 34 4 The Rough 45 5 Bunkers and Their Maintenance 54 6 Water 70 7 Fertilizer 82 8 Topdressing 91 9 Aerating, Spiking, and Verticutting 101 10 Spraying 117 11 Seeding, Sodding, and Sprigging 127 12 Drainage 144 13 Trees 157 14 Landscaping 168 15 Traffic and Paths 174 16 Changing Cups, Flagsticks, and Tee Markers 184 17 Rules of Golf That Affect Maintenance 195 18 Budgeting for Machinery and Tools 201 19 The Grounds Maintenance Facility 208 20 Managing People 218 21 Greenkeeping Common Sense 227 22 Job Descriptions 235 Index 247 About the Authors 254

About the Author

The late GORDON WITTEVEEN started the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association in 1965 and served as its first secretary. He served on the Board of Directors of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and was a past recipient of the GCSAA's Distinguished Service Award and the Leo Feser Award. He started The Green Masters magazine and served as its editor for five years. MICHAEL BAVIER (retired) was the longtime superintendent of Inverness Golf Club near Chicago. During his career, he served as president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and was a past recipient of the GCSAA's Distinguished Service Award. He is a frequent speaker on the Turf Conference Tour, both in North America and overseas.

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