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

ISBN: 978-0-470-19228-3
216 pages
January 2009
Tournament Management: A Superintendent


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.
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Table of Contents


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.

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Author Information

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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