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As a turfgrass professional, you understand just how much the quality of cut affects the quality of turf. Your golfers want a stellar playing surface and you want to provide the best conditions. Greg Turner and Jim Nedin provide unique insights in this recording from a seminar held at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando in Jan. 2020, where they explore the vital relationships between reel mower applications, quality of cut and after cut appearance.
Take a head-greenkeeper's journey with Erwan Le cocq, as he shares his knowledge on implementing autonomous mowers.
Many operations that occur at the turf care center can have environmental impact. In this 90-minute webinar, Gary Bogdanski, equipment manager at The Sharon Golf Club, examines some of these activities and how to apply best management practices for reducing their impact. Bogdanski discusses storage and handling of chemicals, waste handling, fueling operations, equipment washing, pollution prevention, and employee safety with these procedures.
When Trent Manning used a chainsaw to fell a huge cottonwood at Settindown Creek Course of Ansley Golf Club in Georgia, his co-worker took video of the event. In this On Demand, GCSAA team members quizzed Manning about the processes you see and behind-the-scenes info you’ll want to know. Ideas on ways you can use the resulting lumber at your facility round out this half-hour event.
If you’ve been using the same paper-based system for years at your facility maybe it’s time to take a look at making a change. John Patterson, equipment director at the Atlanta Athletic Club, has done some of the groundwork for you. In this 60-minute webinar from our equipment management series, Patterson covers the business case for implementing computer-based fleet management.
Now more than ever, safety comes first. Join Gary Bogdanski, equipment manager at The Sharon Golf Club for a 15-minute webinar providing guidance on navigating COVID-19 impacts in the turf care center. Reminders for safer operation and tips for the equipment manager converting to remote work are covered.
This event is available to all at no cost.
In this 60-minute webcast from our equipment management series, Mike Kriz covers cutting unit set-up techniques and maintenance issues we all encounter, with an emphasis on proper tear down, inspection and overhaul of cutting units and proper set-up techniques.
Making jokes on April Fool’s Day is fun but setting up your equipment incorrectly is no laughing matter. Eric Duncanson, equipment manager at Pine Needles & Mid Pines Golf Resorts, will help prevent any miss steps in this 60-minute webinar that concentrates on the basics of equipment set up and maintenance. Our target audience is new equipment technicians and assistant superintendents or anyone responsible for daily set up of mowing equipment and the associated attachments.
Roland McPhearson reviews the proper techniques, tool care and tool selection for drilling and tapping holes in various metals during this 60-minute webinar, part of our equipment management series. Listen in to pick up some tips you can use right away.
Original presentation date: Oct. 27, 2016
Education points: 0.1
Eric Duncanson, equipment manager at Pine Needles & Mid Pines Golf Resorts, provides an overview of electrical technology from basic principles, starting with Ohms law and progressing to more complex systems, and how it applies to turf equipment.
In this month’s 60-minute webcast from our equipment management series, Jim Ferrin, CGCS, presents ideas to help you in this competitive career environment.
Getting the most bang for your buck is important all the time, and especially when it comes to purchasing equipment for the golf course. In this recording from the 2021 Virtual GIS, Eric Duncanson looks at factors to consider in managing equipment across the board.
The turf care center where you work might not have been designed the way you would if you had the opportunity to construct a new building. You may never build from the ground up - but you can make changes to improve labor and equipment flow. In this 60-minute webinar, Mike Vogt, CGCS, shows ideas you can use when arranging space for equipment washing, maintenance and storage.
Get the inside scoop on preparing for the Equipment Management Certificate Program (EMCP) exams. Find out what to expect from the testing process and review sample questions with one of the exams’ developers. Cory Phillips, equipment manager at The Golf Club of Georgia, provides some details to help calm your nerves if you dislike taking any test! Diana Kern, GCSAA’s manager, education certificates & program validation, covers logistics of the online setup. Walk away prepared for a positive outcome on the EMCP exams.
Equipment Managers today don’t just keep the equipment fleet operational and cutting, they impact agronomy and the golfer directly - to a much greater degree than probably realized. In this 60-minute webinar, Bud White helps outline this relationship with concrete examples. Equipment setup, including vertical mowers, groomers, topdressers, brushes and cutting units, has the greatest impact on that number 1 factor - Quality of ball roll. Golfers’ rating of the putting surfaces traces straight back to the mechanic’s shop in so many ways and this webinar will help you see how choices you make have an impact.
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Recorded as part of the 2021 Virtual GIS, this event will help to increase your potential for success in obtaining this industry qualification.
Recorded live in San Diego during one of our GIS seminar offerings, this segment features Nick Christians, Ph.D., who shares details regarding some of the elements of turfgrass identification. He reviews several of the common turf cultivars, their characteristics and growth habits. Christians further explains how this plays a role in other aspects of golf course management.
Providing quality playing conditions for your golfers requires expertise, communication and teamwork. Rod Lingle, CGCS, has more than 40 years’ experience as a head superintendent and believes in a systematic approach to management practices. He'll give tips about critical practices in mowing, including sharpness and precision in setup, thickness of bedknives and of turf.
Google Drive can help your facility collaborate and stay organized. Learn the basics with Trent Manning, equipment manager at Ansley Golf Club. Start with this first video in a series to create a Drive for your facility, understand file types, learn how to share with your team, and more.
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