To help Meadowlake GC keep pace in a competitive market, Michael League has taken on a dual role as Director of Operations and Golf Course Superintendent.
Thanks to a comprehensive reconstruction and restoration project that elevated and revamped the entire golf course, The Preserve at Oak Meadows can finally enjoy calm after any storm.
In addition to the turfgrass that provides top-notch playing conditions, golf course superintendents have seen regular tree care take root as an important part of their maintenance strategies and routines.
When it comes to preparing a capital budget, golf course superintendents rely on planning, prioritizing, and powers of persuasion.
After more than 45 years in the golf industry, primarily as a superintendent, Bob Maibusch was looking for something different. As majority owner of Pine Grove Springs GC, he’s found that even as things change, much still remains the same.
Stoatin Brae, a new golf course with a Scottish influence at a southwestern Michigan resort, was built on a prime piece of property with sustainability and turf maintenance in mind.
While native areas on golf courses can help properties save costs and decrease their environmental footprints, that is no call for superintendents to get complacent. The areas require patience and TLC to take root—and once established, they are still not maintenance-free.
While mowing is a routine practice for golf course maintenance staffs, superintendents must be diligent about providing proper and consistent training to ensure the safety of their workers when operating equipment.
From replacing aging irrigation systems to dealing with Mother Nature’s endless surprises, superintendents are managing water inputs with new technology—and a respect for new realities.
With some of its holes built on the ski runs of Park City (Utah) Mountain, the challenging resort course of Canyons Golf offers unexpected opportunities for the staff and golfers alike.
It’s tough to outsmart Mother Nature, but superintendents can use a variety of practices to try to best protect their properties from weather-related trauma.
It took 10 years for Tim Campbell to settle on a career and complete his education—but after choosing golf course maintenance, he elevated himself, and the Palm Beach (Fla.) Par 3 Golf Course, to unique standings.
It may not be possible to completely eradicate disease and other threats from golf course greens, but superintendents have a number of available resources to keep them at bay.
More than ever, experienced and reliable equipment technicians are in high demand, to help course-maintenance departments run at peak efficiency.
Many properties are improving facilities that help golfers sharpen their skills and bring new players to the game. But to maximize their appeal and user satisfaction, they must get the same care as golf courses.