Entries by Scott Zakany

The Key To Winning Online

When your followers mention or share your brand online, engaging with them poses an excellent opportunity to encourage them to refer their friends to you. Your interaction can appear on their friends’ feeds and build your reach!  Many of your followers on social media are already fans of your brand! They are the Cheerleaders you […]

When Harmful Chemicals Attack!

Cypress Golf Course Service (CGCS) is very aware of being sensitive to the environment. With the attention that fertilizers and pesticides golf courses use to maintain them under constant scrutiny, having a committed environmental plan by the maintenance department is essential. While there are several ways to approach the maintenance of a golf course, taking […]

A Guide To Managing Labor Costs

Surveys conducted* by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) reveal that labor accounts for 52 percent to 65 percent of a course operation’s total budget. The surveys only generalize the relative size of this budget line item but do not reveal the challenges of the tasks themselves: the course design requirements and the […]

The Cost of Maintaining a Golf Course

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 […]

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 […]