Uma Shankar Shukla
Current Golf Course
Jaypee Greens Golf Course, Greater Noida
Date of Birth
Years in Current Golf Course
USS. I love nature and horticulture from the bottom of my heart. When I started working, DLF Golf & Country Club was my first job place. It was a fantastic experience for me to work for beautification of Golf course and maintenance of Turf. Then I realized I had a job where my hobby may become my profession. So I choose GCS as a career.
USS. I have attended seminars of Dr Micah Woods organized by IGU, GIA and GCSMAI. Regarding “On job training” I must give credits to DLF Golf & Country Club for 1 year special training.
USS. I have done my Bachelors in Agricultural Science from Pantnagar University and then joined DLF Golf & Country Club where I had completed 1 year training program under experienced team. Also I attended various Turf Management seminars organized by GIA and GCSMAI.
USS. Challenges are of various types like irrigation water shortage in Hyderabad, Soil & water salinity in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Fortunately I have worked in different area with these issues and find out desired solution locally. The biggest challenge for me was to work for Boulder Hills Golf Course, Hyderabad with the minimum water use, hardly we could irrigate Greens and Tees during peak summers. The summer was supposed to start from January till June (before Monsoon starts) was the biggest challenge for me. Secondly control of local weeds (Digitaria, Motha, Crabgrass, Nutgrass, etc) at Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida with the use of Chemicals is equally difficult job for me.
USS. I would like to attend more seminars and workshops. I also keep discussing maintenance issues with my seniors who are working in different Golf Courses. I am a member of GCSMAI which conducts various seminars, expo and webinars to keep updated with current affairs and inputs.
USS. There is a science behind Tee markers and Cup location change, It allows using maximum Tee and Green area and providing time for better Turf recovery. Nowadays members know these issues very well and co-operate with GCS.
USS. Golf Courses are very important in respect to increase biodiversity, flora and fauna, protect local water bodies and creation of artificial lakes, multiplication of local cultivar of plants and trees, protection of soil from erosion and degradation, enhancement of aesthetics by landscaping and flowers, provide shelters for birds and animals.
USS. We don’t use effluent water for irrigation.
USS. I love nature and my hobby is Horticulture & Landscaping. And when your hobby becomes your profession that gives the feeling of most rewarding person on the earth.
USS. Yes for sure. Because now my hobby has become my profession.
USS. Plan well before doing and work as per plan. Team building, create leaders under your team and give them responsibility for better results. I think team work is much more important than working alone.