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Author(s):West, Guy C.
Author Affiliation:President, Greenkeepers' Club of New England
Title:[Equipment and benefits]
Column Name:Cost facts
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Source:The Turf Survey. Vol. 1, No. 2, March 1936, p. 19-20.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Cleveland, OH: G. A. Farley
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Equipment; Budgets; Records; Golf course management; Costs
Abstract/Contents:Discusses potential techniques for calculating golf course maintenance costs, stating that "cost systems for golf course cost keeping are many in number...A standardized system for all golf courses is not practical, due to the vast difference in courses." States that "any cost study attempted...should be made over a five-year period at least, and with all facts in mind." Suggests that "the use of more and better equipment does not always mean lower costs. Possibly it may mean a better standard, or that the operation done with the equipment is done more times. The change from a five-gang hook-up for mowing fairways to a seven-gang will show a saving in mowing time, but the time may not be saved, as the result may be that the fairways will be mowed an extra time per week, taking up the time saved, but resulting in a better standard of maintenance." Cautions that "before buying new equipment or before new construction, think over the possible 'hidden costs' which may be involved." Concludes that "there are many ways that costs are of help to the greenkeeper. It is his job to convince his greens chairman of their worth. As he does this there is bound to occur a much better co-operation and understanding between them, which will certainly help all concerned to better efforts."
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West, G. C. 1936. [Equipment and benefits]. Turf Surv. 1(2):p. 19-20.
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