Golf Course Management – Part 1

Course Cost: £145.00 (exc.VAT)
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. PGA Members also qualify for a preferential rate through enrolment via the PGA members website – click here.

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