Every year thousands of golf tournaments are held across the globe, from high profile majors like the PGA Championship and British Open to smaller regional, amateur, and member-guest events. Superintendents are responsible for preparing the course in anticipation of a tournament and maintaining the course during the event. This book offers superintendents and allied professionals all the tools they need to prepare and maintain golf courses for tournaments. It offers practical guidelines for a successful tournament, from how to prepare greens, tees, fairways, bunkers and rough through cup-cutting, pest management, and fertilization prior to and during the tournament to tips on managing professional events.
Foreword. Chapter 1: Planning and Communication. Chapter 2: Back to the Basics. Chapter 3: Greens Management. Chapter 4: Tee, Fairways and Roughs. Chapter 5: Bunkers. Chapter 6: The Little Things That Matter. Chapter 7: Pretournament Checklist.