Equipment Managers today don’t just keep the equipment fleet operational and cutting, they impact agronomy and the golfer directly - to a much greater degree than probably realized. In this 60-minute webinar, Bud White helps outline this relationship with concrete examples. The cutting quality of the reels is an obvious impact, but did you know that poor cut quality causes more disease, and can affect ball roll quality? Many relate putting green quality to speed, especially on the tour, but the pros actually evaluate putting quality in this order:
- Quality of ball roll
- Green firmness
- Putting speed
Equipment setup, including vertical mowers, groomers, topdressers, brushes and cutting units, has the greatest impact on that number 1 factor. Golfers’ rating of the putting surfaces traces straight back to the mechanic’s shop in so many ways and this webinar will help you see how choices you make have an impact.
Original presentation date: Oct. 17, 2018 Education points: 0.1
This course has captioning as part of the recording.
About the Instructor
Bud White's expertise reflects his long association with golf course architects, superintendents and construction managers, as well as his own field experience in golf course construction and grow-in. He has consulted on over 400 construction/renovation/grow-in projects and has had project management experience on a Morrish/Weiskopf development. He was formerly a USGA agronomist in the Southeast. His book, Turf Manager's Handbook of Golf Course Construction, Renovation and Grow-in, was released in 2001. Bud has taught both seminars and webinars for GCSAA.
Member price: $0
Non-member price $60