Dr. Indrajeet Yadav
Current Golf Course
Gulmohar Greens Golf & Country Club Ltd. Sanand, Ahmedabad, Gujrat
Date of Birth
Years in Current Golf Course
IY. I worked on the Bermuda grass in aspect of pathology during my M.Phil project and came in touch with Golf Courses and got motivated to choose it as a career.
IY. I have done Golf Course Management training at Jaypee Greens Golf Course Greater Noida and submitted Project Report on different aspects like Turf Maintenance, Landscape, Machine Maintenance, Irrigation System, Man Power Management and Course Operation. I have worked with Ranjit Nanda & Associates, Delhi and on their behalf have consulted 1) Bombay Presidency Golf Club, Mumbai, during their re-construction and 2) Willingdon Sports Club, Mumbai.
PN. Attended 1. Education seminars conducted by GCSMAA several times.
2. Equipments seminars conducted by IPI/TORO, Rainbird
3. Golf industry shows
4. Interaction with other golf course superintendents and colleagues.
IY. I have done Doctorate in Botany and have taken complete training of Golf Course Management from Jaypee Greens Golf Course, Greater Noida. I have attended Dr. Micah Woods lectures, national, international seminars on the turf grass management and worked with renowned consultants of the industry.
IY. Golf Superintendent position is very challenging position. It requires working with limited resources, budgeting, sanctioning and various approvals from the management alongwith making harmony between the members, management & the staff. Weather, Climate, and consistency of the course playability are some of the additional job challenges.
IY. I keep myself updated for course maintenance to study related research papers of turf grass from different recognized universities and journals of the turf sports grounds globally. I also attend various Expo’s and seminars organized by IGU & GCSMAI.
IY. We keep our Cup Locations on the greens as per SOP and align our tee markers every day before tee off.
IY. Golf courses are high oxygen producers and habitat of various Flora and Fauna. Golf Courses do carbon sequestration and play key role in management of Green House Gases. They provide space to use urban recycled waste water instead of polluting rivers. They also work as natural water reservoir, protect soil erosion and control smog.
IY. We are using Sintex Biological Sewage Treatment Plant for effluent water of our premises. STP work on bacterial activity and multilayer micro membrane functioning. We are planning to increase the capacity of STP for recycling effluent water to use in larger scale.
IY. Satisfaction of Golfers and aesthetically maintained course is real reward of our profession.
IY. Yes, because you work in the healthy natural environment and make your efforts towards Go Green.
IY. 1. Record cycle of the specific agricultural problems, diseases and disease causing organism, their symptoms, effect, observations for preventive cure
2. Keep updating your soil, water, plant tissue reports so that you can maintain your course effectively & economically.
3. Always keep motivating your team and their efforts.
4. It never matters how your course is designed but what matters is how you maintain your course.