Tournament Management: A Superintendent's Guide to Preparing a Golf Course for Competition

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 20, 2009 - Architecture - 199 pages
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From national to local events, everything superintendents need for a successful golf tournament

Written for all superintendents and greenkeepers, Tournament Management addresses the needs and challenges you face in planning and managing any one of the thousands of golf tournaments held each year. From high-profile professional-level events to smaller regional, amateur, or membership outings, this book offers practical guidelines that can be easily adapted to all types of courses and to all types of tournaments.

Everything you need to prepare and maintain courses for tournaments is covered, in easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail, including:

  • Evaluating staffing needs

  • Implementing an effective agronomic program

  • Preparing greens, tees, fairways, bunkers, and roughs

  • Tending to cup-cutting, pest management, and fertilization before and during the tournament

  • Conducting and assessing the results of a trial run

  • Managing professional events

Tables throughout the book summarize key data for at-a-glance reference, and plenty of photographs help you implement the procedures set forth in the book. The final chapter offers a comprehensive pre-tournament checklist, ensuring that everything is in place and in order well before the tournament begins.

Whether you need to prepare for a televised national event or a small local event, this guide ensures that the staff and greens are ready to host a successful tournament.


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Implementing an Effective Agronomic Program
Greens Management
Tees Fairways and Roughs
Appendix A
Appendix B

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About the author (2009)

John C. Miller, CGCS, is the Tour Agronomist for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). He assists the LPGA tournament operations staff in developing consistent course conditions, primarily in the areas of greens speed, fairway widths, and the height of cut for roughs and fairways, and serves as a liaison between the LPGA and the host facility's golf course management team. Previously he was at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace in Ohio where he was the host superintendent for five consecutive PGA Nationwide Tour Dayton Opens. Mr. Miller is a frequent lecturer at industry conferences, including national, international and regional meetings. He is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the Miami Valley of Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association.

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