Of the many misconceptions about golf and conservation, the belief that maintenance crews waste water couldn’t be further from the truth. Modern golf operations revolve around proven science and technology. The title “golf course superintendent” doesn’t even fit anymore, replaced by “director of agronomy.” After watching just a few minutes of this golf and water conservation video, you’ll see why the science-sounding moniker fits.
There Are No Incentives to Overwatering
Golf course agronomists – Curtis Tyrrell at Desert Highlands, Todd Bohn at Desert Mountain, Brandon Reese at TPC Scottsdale, Ernie Pock at Grayhawk Golf Club, Seth Miller at Troon Country Club and Jeff Goren at Mirabel Golf Club – discuss the balancing act of maintaining firm, fast conditions for golf by irrigating just enough.
Soil Conditioning and Water Conservation
Jeff Goren, Director of Agronomy at Mirabel Golf Club, discusses the club’s aggressive top-dressing, soil-conditioning program and its positive impacts.
Science and Technology Drive Water Conservation
Golf course agronomists – Todd Bohn at Desert Mountain, Brandon Reese at TPC Scottsdale, Ernie Pock at Grayhawk Golf Club and Seth Miller at Troon Country Club – explain the way modern golf course agronomy practices rely on cutting-edge science and technology to conserve water along with other precious resources.
Pioneering Water-Saving Turf
Curtis Tyrrell, Director of Agronomy at Desert Highlands, discusses his pioneering work with water-saving Zoysia grass.