Master Planning

  • Assessing infrastructure

    How long can you expect the many, varied components of your course to last? A veteran superintendent breaks down infrastructure life spans to help you optimally plan and budget for future restoration, renovation and replacement work. Read this article in the August 2017 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Can you hear me now?

    A Tennessee superintendent offers an in-depth look at electrifying one’s fleet. Read this article in the July 2017 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Regional trends in land use and environmental practices on U.S. golf courses, Part 2

    Changes in land use over the past 10 years have led to reduced acreages for maintained turf, overseeded turf and irrigated turf. These practices are the basis for lowering the environmental footprint of the golf industry. Read this article from the May 2017 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • National trends in land use and environmental practices on U.S. golf courses, part I

    Changes in land use over the past decade have led to reduced acreages of maintained turf, overseeded turf and irrigated turf. Read this article from the April 2017 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Proposed Changes to the Rules of Golf in 2019 and Golf Course Maintenance

    In this 90-minute webinar, Jack Fry, Ph.D. reviews the potential impact of proposed Rules changes in 2019 and discuss other routine course maintenance practices and how they impact the Rules.

  • Adopting BMPs: How Your State Can Get Started

    J. Bryan Unruh, Ph.D., and Stacey Kingsbury will cover the nuts and bolts of BMP planning and development during this 90-minute webinar. The instructors will also detail the specifics of starting a state BMP program.

  • Boo Environmental Risk Management at Your Golf Course by Kevin Fletcher PhD

    Presented at the 2017 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show, this session featured five-minute, fast-paced talks on all aspects of golf course management.

  • Municipal Golf Operations Challenge Your Thinking presentation by Josh Heptig

    This presentation at the 2017 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show covers management practices and philosophies regarding labor practices, equipment leases, dynamic pricing and communication.

  • ASGCA Forum Unintended Consequences of Stroke Play and the Opportunities of Match Play presentation by the American Society of Golf Course Architects

    In this presentation from the 2017 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show, ASGCA members discuss consequences such as longer rounds and higher maintenance costs, and whether match play can help address those issues.

  • What Legacy Will You Leave presentation by Henry DeLozier

    Presented at the 2017 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show, this session featured five-minute, fast-paced talks on all aspects of golf course management.

  • Accessible Golf: Making It a Game Fore All

    Accessible Golf addresses the specific aspects of building a full-participation golf program. You’ll find details for making golf accessible within the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act, taking into account the specific needs of your community and its individual members. This book is available in the GCSAA Store.

  • Sharpening your axe

    Proper agronomic planning and programs can set your golf course on the path for success, year after year. Read this article in the April 2016 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Improving Management & Communication for Your Facility's Success

    In this 90-minute webinar, Bill Maynard, CGCS, outlines the management and communication skills you need to explain the impact of budget choices on turf conditions and golfer satisfaction. Access this free member webinar at My Learning Hub.

  • Resource and Waste Management Planning by Gary Ingram, CGCS

    In this presentation from the 2016 Golf Industry Show, Gary Ingram, CGCS at Metropolitan Golf Links, explains the importance of including resource and waste management planning in your budget, how to develop a plan, tools to calculate savings, how to motivate your facility and more.

  • Resource and Waste Management Planning by Jeremy Payne

    In this presentation from the 2016 Golf Industry Show, Jeremy Payne walks through a resource management case study at Napa Golf Course.

  • Resource and Waste Management Planning by Josh Heptig

    In this presentation from the 2016 Golf Industry Show, Josh Heptig, of the San Luis Obispo (Calif.) department of parks and recreation discusses merging environmental and business sustainability, and the concept of zero waste.

  • Expect the Unexpected: Plan Now to Minimize Your Risks

    In this 90-minute webinar, Debra Swartz provides instruction on how to develop and implement spill response and training plans to help meet state and federal requirements for hazardous and nonhazardous materials. Access this free member webinar at My Learning Hub.

  • Turf Maintenance Facility Design and Management

    This book is an essential resource covering all aspects of setting up, and efficiently operating, a turf maintenance facility. This book is available in the GCSAA Store.

  • Smarter, smoother labor tracking

    A superintendent-designed program has made managing daily job duties at The Valley Club easier and more efficient, and it allows labor data to be stored and usefully displayed. Read this article in the October 2015 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Mastering Pace of Play

    The Complete Guide to Mastering Pace of Play addresses golf course operations including maintenance practices, clubhouse policies, training systems, course flow, course design, and more. This book is available in the GCSAA Store.

  • Summer spectacle

    Despite financial obstacles and unfortunate weather, Naperville (Ill.) Country Club has kept its signature Fireworks Extravaganza booming thanks to prudent post-event evaluation and some strategic tweaks. Read this article in the July 2015 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Resorts: Management and Operation

    This third edition is a summary of 30 years of thought, analysis, and research into resort management written from a business viewpoint and focused on the unique structure of resorts. This book is available in the GCSAA Store.

  • Remodeling road map

    Considering a golf course renovation? Master planning is a key step that marries the wants and needs of the facility with the architect’s ability to deliver on those expectations. Read this article in the October 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Brainstorm

    Thinking ahead to develop a formalized weather management plan can help superintendents prepare for severe weather events and, maybe, save lives. Read this article in the May 2013 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.