Entries by Scott Zakany

Over Watering

In most areas that we are working in, we have been experiencing a dryer than average year and increased needs for irrigation. Whether your course is getting natural occurring irrigation (rain water) or having to supplement the rainfall with irrigation, applying the correct amount of irrigation is one of the toughest jobs that a superintendent […]

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Improving Patch Faces Removal Of Trees

(AUGUSTA,GA) Member Tim Martin has played at the Patch for years, he says the course is now on a roll. “This course is in the best shape that it’s ever been in the greens keeper and his staff have just done a tremendous job,” said Martin. Golf Course Maintenance Martin isn’t alone in praising The […]

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Conditions continue to improve at Augusta Municipal Golf Course

Flipping through a red photo album, John Fogel’s chuckle grew louder each time he turned a page. Inside the book were before-and-after photos of the greens at Augusta Municipal Golf Course, starting in early-2014 and going through the present. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF Golfers make putts on the practice green at the Augusta Municipal Golf Course. The […]

CEOs to hold roundtable discussion at 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America event focuses on key industry topics Lawrence, Kan. (Jan. 19, 2016) – Leaders of top golf organizations will join together from 3-4 p.m. Feb. 10 for “CEO Roundtable: Issues and Answers” at the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego. Organized by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) […]

Golf Course Maintenance Costs

Over the past 5 years I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked by a club official, “how can I lower my expenses at my club without sacrificing quality”? More often times than not, my response to that question is “are you efficient in all aspects of your operation and is that […]

Cutting Maintenance Costs Without Sacrificing Quality

“Golf course maintenance, including associated labor, is almost universally the largest single line expense item on a golf course’s operating budget.” One thing that I get asked all the time in this day and age is “how can I cut my maintenance costs without sacrificing the quality of the product”? While this is a broad […]