Greenkeeper communication

Greenkeeping is an enjoyable, outside, hands-on role where the satisfaction of achievement can be clearly seen. This has allowed some course managers to ignore the importance of bringing their club members and officials with them in understanding what has to be done in providing the high performance surfaces for all-year-round golf.

Should it be left up to the outside consultant agronomist or Chairman of Green ? FineGolf believes the modern professional greenkeeper needs to be a visionary and :

A crucial part of the modern greenkeeper’s skill is communication.

FineGolf encourages course managers to have a FAQ page on their club’s website.  CLICK HERE  to read about this initiative.

Another encouraging phenomena is when greenkeepers develop their own blogs.

Below are links to interesting greenkeeper blogs.  Jonathan Wood, Superintendant at Enville’s two courses.  Iain Riddell, course manager at Royal Dornoch’s two courses.  Mark Broughton, course manager at Aldeburgh  Alister Matheson, course manager at Cruden Bay  Gordon McKie, course manager at St Andrews Old course  Sandy Reid, course superintendant at Carnoustie’s three courses  George Pitts, course manager at Yelverton Chris Mitchell, course manager at Royal Ashdown Forest.  Rhys Butler, Course manager at Royal St David’s.  Andy Ralph (Delamere Forest Course Manager’s twitter blog. Jonathan Knowles’s agronomy website

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