Babu Lall

Current Golf Course

Jaypee Greens Golf Course, Greater Noida

Email Id

Date of Birth

20th December

Years in Current Golf Course

2 years

GII. Why did you choose Golf Course Superintendent as a career?

BL.   When I joined DGC in 1976, very few professionals were there in this field, I thought this must be interesting to learn about Turf maintenance. I observed different maintenance practices to maintain Turfgrass and Golf Course. In Year 1982, “Asian Games” was conducted in our country and Delhi Golf Course was the venue for the game of Golf. During course preparation I learnt many essential practices from “Mr.R.C.Durant (Turf Specialist)” and then finally decided to choose GCS as a career.

GII. What type of ‘on the job training’ have you had in the field

BL.   I got my first “On the job training” in Delhi Golf Club where I learnt basics of golf course maintenance. After spending few years there, I joined “Bahrain Golf Club” as a Golf Course Superintendent. This was the first Green Golf Course of State of Bahrain as earlier they were playing on browns. I use to operate both the Toro Irrigation system and Turf care machinery on ground. Also I worked with “Ranjit Nanda Associates” for the construction of Arnold Palmer designed DLF Golf & Country Club in Gurgaon.

GII. Describe the different challenges you face as a Golf Course superintendent. What seems to be the biggest challenge for you and why?

BL.   Management of manpower and resources, correct application of chemicals & fertilizers, specific and timely dose of pesticides to control any kind of disease or pest are the greatest challenges. The most difficult challenge is to satisfy Golfers of different category like Pro, Beginners, Amateurs and Veteran Golfers.

GII. What would you do to further your knowledge of proper Course Maintenance?

BL.   Discussion with the professionals of same industry, attending seminars, workshops and visiting new/old golf courses.

GII. How are challenging situations handled involving Golfers who have concerns or complaints regarding the tee marker and Cup locations?

BL.   It’s very challenging but when you meet Golfers daily to know their complaints about tee marker and cup location it can be easily handled, I never make distances with the Golfers.

GII. What is your opinion of Golf Courses in relation to the Environment?

BL.   Every golf course has its own unique flora and fauna, which is maintained and also has the protected area. Definitely it reduces the environmental pollution, increases biodiversity, protects water resources, protects top soil from erosion and increases the landscaping values.

GII. If your course uses effluent water, what process is used to prepare it for use on the course?

BL.   We use only natural source of water for irrigation.

GII. What have been the most rewarding aspects of your profession?

BL.   The entire Golf industry recognizes me just because of my work and dedication towards Golf Maintenance. This is the most rewarding aspect for me.

GII. Knowing what you do now, if you had a chance to start your career over, would you again choose the Golf Course Superintendent? If yes, why?

BL.   Yes of course, because GCS profession has become my habit and daily routine, so I will continue with the same profession.

GII. Best practice which you would like to share with other Golf Courses Superintendents.

BL.   Timely mowing, aeration, verticutting, topdressing and other maintenance practices. Take steps proactively to avoid any kind of damage like disease or pest attack. Also do timely repair of pitch/ball marks, filling divots and raking bunkers.


Age when you started working

18 years

First Golf Course you worked for

Delhi Golf Club, Delhi

Favorite Golf Course in India

Delhi Golf Club, Delhi

Favorite Food

Aalu Paratha and Pickle

Favorite Drink

Apple Juice

Favorite Sports Magazine

Golf Plus

Favorite Pro Event

Indian open

Favorite Golfer

Major P.G Sethi ( 1st Indian open Winner)

Favorite Golf Set


Favorite Car