Editorial advisory members vow to make a difference to improve their operations.
It’s the time of the year when New Year’s resolutions are made. So we asked the esteemed members of our editorial advisory board, “What golf maintenance resolutions are you making for the New Year?”
Get the turf in shape
Being healthier is something that most of us challenge ourselves to do in a New Year’s resolution. Plant health is a buzz phrase that I’m starting not to like, but if we can grow/maintain healthy turf then I think we would all be happier. Our New Year’s resolution for the course is almost like resolutions for a lot of us. For example, the course could shed a few pounds, that is pounds of fertilizer, and in return it could be leaner, harder and faster. We’re going to try and stay well groomed and not rough around the edges so the turf will be maintained with the sharpest of equipment. We’re also going to work our turf out — make it sweat a bit. But at the end of the day the turf will be stronger.
The turf is only going to get the water it needs with no preservatives. Finally, we’re going to do our best to let the course breathe good air, so some trees have to go.
Golf Course Superintendent/COO