Golf Course Management – Part 1

Course Cost: £145.00 (exc.VAT)
PGA Member Cost: £110.00 (exc.VAT) – click here
Stewards Association Member Cost: £110.00 (exc.VAT) – click here
Material Matters Cost: £110.00 (exc.VAT) – click here


Study Time: Approximately 15 hours
Time Limit: 6-months to complete
Tutor Support: Included

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Course Summary – “Golf Course Management – Part 1”:

Any golf club’s primary product is the golf course, yet the science behind effective golf course management remains a little known subject amongst many club management teams.

This course, written by Laurence Pithie, a Master Greenkeeper with over 40 years experience, looks at the principles, practices and strategies relating to the maintenance of a golf course, from the Managers perspective.

Content:

Section 1 – Golf Course Management
– Management Structure
– Developing a Golf Course Management Strategy
– Work Planning, Personnel & Measurement
– The Role of the Course Manager

Section 2 – Course Environment & Climate
– Course Location & Regional Weather
– Soils
– Drainage
– Natural Vegetation
– Sustainability

Section 3 – Turfgrass Fundamentals
– Turfgrass Management
– Soil Components
– Soil Texture, Structure & Characteristics
– Plant Growth

Section 4 – Four Building Blocks for Managing Golf Turf
– Getting the Basics Right
– Growing Environment
– Water Management
– Nutrient Supply
– Mowing

Completing the Course:

Delegates must complete all units of the course, which include four quizzes comprising of both multiple-choice and free-type questions, to be awarded the “Promote Training Certificate – Golf Course Management – Part 1”.

Continuing Professional Development:

PGA Professionals will be credited with 85 CPD points by The PGA for successful completion/participation of this course, as part of the PGA’s Member Education Programme.

The course is also recognised by the Golf Club Managers’ Association and qualifies for 15 CPD points as part of their educational offering.