At the centre of this industry is the well-maintained facilities, the greens, the rough, as well as the clubhouses and carparks. Without maintained facilities, the consequences for this sport would be massive in terms of economically, as well as environmentally.
The greenkeepers work 24/7 to keep landscape in top condition; behind which is a structured approach to applying a horticultural technique that considers the different seasons, as well as the dramatic weather changes the country is experiencing.
Golf courses are important to our natural environment, and whilst the greenkeepers keep the turf in great condition; they also provide natural housing for wildlife around the courses, in the rough, lakes, trees and alike.
All greenkeepers must hold a basic sprayer qualification to apply any pesticides or fungicides when required. All chemicals that are applied are based on scientific trials and evidence.
The video below shows you when Jim Colins attends a Charity Golf day for work. It highlights how important amenity is for Jim to reach the golf course and to play a round of golf…. Badly!