Current Golf Course
ZIONHILLS GOLF COUNTY, Kolar, Karnataka.
Date of Birth
Years in Current Golf Course
PN. Got an opportunity to work for Bangalore Golf Club when I was looking for a change from floriculture in the year 2000 and continued with the same.
PN. Bangalore Golf Club in association with their designer Mr Phil Ryan deputed me to EAGLETON GOLF RESORT for a training. Over and above the 12 years of EOU model floriculture work experience came to a big help when managing soils and diseases.
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.
PN. 1. Poorly constructed golf courses due to lack of knowledge on local conditions like weeds, water availability, soil conditions, climatic conditions etc
2. Working with association committees.
3. Issues related to quality of construction due to poor advice from foreign technicians.
4. Managing water for golf course where STP water back up is not available.
PN. Course needs to be constructed properly keeping in mind the kind of local issues that would arise in future. All issues starting from killing of existing grass before constructing a golf course till it becomes routine maintenance, utmost care should be taken. Thereafter superintendent can concentrate on maintaining golf course to international standards.
PN. I follow a fair pin locations like 6 easy, 6 medium, 6 tough equally distributed to front, centre and back. Tee markers locations are placed equally in different areas – front, centre and back.
PN. Golf is always environmental friendly. The amount of grass surface area exposed for oxygen production is one of the highest per unit of ground.
PN. Tertiary treatment plant
PN. Recognition and remuneration
PN. Yes. Because there is more respect here for Golf Course superintendent when compared to other agri-based fields.
PN. Integrated golf course management.