Yadvendra Shah

Current Golf Course

Delhi Golf Club

Email Id

Date of Birth

31 July

Years in Current Golf Course


GII. Why did you choose Golf Course Superintendent as a career?

YS.  I find the challenges of day to day maintenance very exciting. Every day is a new learning and to sum it all up no corner office can ever beat my ‘office’.

GII. What type of “on the job training” have you had in the field

YS.   I have taken part in the seminars of Dr. Micah Woods organized by IGU and RNA.

GII. What type of education, classes, seminars, or other training you have in the field of Turf Grass management?

YS.   I have done my Bachelors in Agricultural sciences and then completed my MBA in Agribusiness. Although these degrees are not exactly the same as Turf grass management but are dealt as equivalent.

GII. Describe the different challenges you face as a Golf Course superintendent. What seems to be the biggest challenge for you and why?

YS.   As a Super we face the biggest challenge of meeting the expectations of players and to maintain the turf as per agronomic requirements simultaneously.

GII. What would you do to further your knowledge of proper Course Maintenance?

YS.  I would like to do certification courses and if time permits then definitely I will pursue a master’s degree in turf grass managementa

GII. How challenging situations are handled involving Golfers who have concerns or complaints regarding the tee marker and Cup locations?

YS.  Well… I try my best to accommodate their complaints and if required show them or tell them the reason for the locations. The best policy is to try to maintain a dialogue with the players.

GII. What is your opinion of Golf Courses in relation to the Environment?

YS.  Golf courses are an important requirement for today’s Urban landscape, golf courses not only improve aesthetics of the area but puts unusable land to use and as is a well-known fact the turf not only provides a surface for pleasure of golfers but it removes more carbon from the atmosphere and adds oxygen in the air. For planning point of view Golf courses area good solution for run off problems in the cities.

GII. If your course uses effluent water, what process is used to prepare it for use on the course?

YS.  We use treated effluent water which is received by us after secondary treatment at the Sewage treatment plant. We simply filter the water and remove suspended solids before irrigation.

GII. What have been the most rewarding aspects of your profession?

YS.  Every compliment received from a member is rewarding in itself and then there is therecognition endowed by the organizers and managementafter completion of a successful tournament keeps me and my team motivated.

GII. Knowing what you do now, if you had a chance to start your career over, would you again choose the Golf Course Superintendent? If yes, why?

YS.  Yes as this is a rewarding profession.

GII. Best practice which you would like to share with other Golf Courses Superintendents.

YS.  1. Communication of activities to the players should be in advance.

        2. What needs to be done should be done i.e practices like aeration and top dressing can cause disturbance in play but the membership/players should be made aware of the reasons for the same.

Age when you started working

23 years

First Golf Course you worked for

Delhi Golf Club

Favorite Golf Course in India

Delhi Golf Club

Favorite Food


Favorite Drink


Favorite Pro Event

Panasonic Open India

Favorite Golfer

Rory Mcllory

Favorite Golf Set

Whatever makes me shoot a good score

Favorite Golf Set

Ford Mustang