Current Golf Course
Poona Golf Club Ltd
Date of Birth
Years in Current Golf Course
HA. It was always a fantasy to do a non routine job. This is my passion now as this job was out of the routine type than other jobs. It is a challenge to achieve than a career. I have chosen it as a career as it is a job in the open field rather than in an air-conditioned cubicle.
HA. Attended 03 seminars by Dr. Micah Woods, 01 Seminar by Dr. Bud, Agronomist at USA.
HA. I am qualified as Master of Agriculture. Attended seminar at Pattaya, Thailand on turf grass maintenance and in Singapore on Asian Turf Maintenance.
HA. Initially, being a lady superintendent was a big challenge I had faced. Some time it is quite tough to maintain “a well maintained course (agronomically)” just because authority on board is not in agreement. Many time it’s challenging to execute the agronomy suggested by non-agronomist/agriculturist.
The biggest challenge is to maintain the optimum standard’s playability of the course as per the requirement of the ground or availability of sources due to unsuitable suggestions or implications ordered. Many a times its personality oriented turf maintenance than a agronomical turf maintenance.
HA. Reading Turf maintenance available data is definitely adding up in knowledge. Practical experience sharing with National & International superintendent is also knowledge booster.
HA. I always handle all complaints positively, diplomatically either tee marker or cup location or any other related to course maintenance. I always follow the approved tee rotation system and pin position allocation way which helps to explain better to professionals/Golfers.
HA. Golf Courses acts as natural habitat for all wildlife flora and fauna. It acts as bird’s sanctuary. Best part of the golf courses is you can get fresh breeze even when you are surrounded with pollution if the course is at the middle of the city. The golf courses situated in the middle of city acts as Mitochondria of Oxygen.
HA. Presently our water source is natural water source.
HA. Successful setup/presentation of course for all professional tournaments with maintenance team. Even with all complaints making golfers/members enjoy their day at golf courses with smile on face while leaving the course the ends of golf rounds ,is rewarding
HA. Definitely ,Yes (Probably Private Course). It’s more of passion than a career.
HA. 1. Knowledge/on ground experience sharing with fellow Superintendents.
2. Healthy & true professional competition within industry.
3. Recommendation should be to the true to type candidates.
4. One must respect the practices followed by his/her ex-superintendent fellow at the course in their tenure keeping in mind the steps/actions taken would have been as per the need of that time/situation.
5. Must follow suitable best local agronomic practices & agricultural products.