Ramesh KR Wankhade
Current Golf Course
Kalhaar Blues and Greens
Date of Birth
Years in Current Golf Course
RW. After joining Bahrain Golf Club in the year 1992, my interest towards the game increased and at the same time respect for the people involved in the maintenance of the course also increased. This made me eager to learn more in this field and pursue my career in the same.
RW. I got my first on the job training in Bahrain Golf Club where I have learnt basics of golf course maintenance and golf construction. After that I was trained with R.N.A Constructions of DLF Golf Course as a Turf Officer. On the job learning was an important aspect for me as it gave me practical exposure on the field rather than just the bookish knowledge.
RW. I have attended seminars given by USA Golf Superintendent Mr.John Parham and got major training under Mr.Hamish Macculum about Golf Management. Toro and Jacobson training seminars were also very important in turf grass management.
RW. Being at the position of golf superintendent itself comes with many challenges. Management of budget and manpower and building good co-ordination are the basic which we face everyday. Condition of the green should support the tournament properly. For me, the biggest challenge is the satisfaction of the members and players about the play course.
RW. There is always a scope of improvement and learning new techniques and methods. Discussions with professionals of same field, attending seminars, workshops and visiting new golf courses helps to further enhance my knowledge of proper course maintenance.
RW. It is quite challenging as when Golfers complaint regarding tee marker we need to relocate the marker and recheck the cup position. When we meet Golfers routinely and get to know their complaints about tee marker or cup location, we can easily handle such situations.
RW. Environment plays a major role in relation to golf courses as different golf courses are situated in different regions and face unique environmental conditions. The flora and fauna of the region all depends on the environment. Environmental pollution may cause huge damage to the flora, fauna, water bodies and climate. Thus environment has a major affect on the golf courses.
RW. The first stage is primary treatment where the solid particles are removed. In the second stage of treatment the effluent water is processed to be free of solids and foul odour. Tertiary treatment is the final stage where removal of non biodegradable pollutants takes place and the resulting output can be used in the golf courses.
RW. In any profession the most rewarding aspect will always be the respect and recognition that one gets from their colleagues and seniors. Apart from this, hardwork and dedication towards your responsibilities and self satisfaction is of utmost importance.
RW. Yes , of course because after working for so many years in this field I feel so much attached and passionate about it that even if I got the chance to start my career over, I will still prefer to be Golf Superintendent.
RW. Taking proactive steps to avoid any kind of damage like pest and bacterial attack. Top dressing and timely repair of pitch marker should be given proper care.