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Author(s):Brame, Bob
Author Affiliation:Director, North Central Region, Green Section, United States Golf Association
Title:The superintendent, the rules of golf, and course maintenance: Compartmentalizing is a common mistake with course maintenance and the Rules
Source:USGA Green Section Record. Vol. 45, No. 4, July/August 2007, p. 1-6.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Far Hills, NJ: United States Golf Association, Green Section
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf tee maintenance; Rules of Golf; Playability; Trees; Golf rough; Casual water; Tee markers; Divot recovery; Pin placement; Hole liners; Flagsticks; Marking; Mowing; Clipping removal; Bunker rakes; Bunkers
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the relationship between golf course maintenance and The Rules of Golf. Suggests that "golf course maintenance, or the conditioning of the course upon which golf is played, cannot be separated from the Rules that define the game." States that "superintendents are faced with an assortment of challenges in today's golf course maintenance, and they typically do a good job of balancing the demands and expectations." Lists "the top ten Rules-related mistakes as seen by select USGA [United States Golf Association] staff within the Championship, Regional Affairs, and Green Section departments", including local rules; divot filling; hole placement, liners, and flagstick; green mowing; brush and clipping piles; bunkers: edging and rakes; tee maintenance and marker placement; and course marking. Concludes that "to move away from the identified mistakes and to eliminate compartmentalizing, there must be good communication within the maintenance department and between the superintendent and other key staff at the course...The Rules of Golf are in fact guiding maintenance activities. Knowing the Rules and applying them to the art and science of golf course maintenance will elevate credibility and present the full challenge of the game."
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Brame, B. 2007. The superintendent, the rules of golf, and course maintenance: Compartmentalizing is a common mistake with course maintenance and the Rules. USGA Green Sec. Rec. 45(4):p. 1-6.
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