Sometimes it is hard to know where to focus your attention when working on the golf course. Somethings may seem more important than others, but it really takes an impartial whole view of the situation to understand what is important. This takes experience, and willingness to learn and try to do better.
Generally, the priority list for a golf course is Greens -> Tees -> Fairways -> Bunkers -> Roughs. When in doubt, this is the list that can be defaulted to. For example, if you only have 3 members of your team show up to work, and you need to get the golf course set up, would you have 1 person mow roughs, 1 person mow fairways, and 1 person work in the bunkers? Of course not – you would have 1 to 2 people mow greens, and 1 person set up the course. If more people show up, you would fill in the jobs, based on priority, going down the defaulted list. This list is a representation of the basics required to set up a golf course.
整體而言，高爾夫球場的優先順序是果嶺 -> 發球台 -> 球道 -> 砂坑 -> 長草。如果覺得不確定的時候，可以用這個作為預設順序列表。例如，如果您的團隊只有 3 名員工來上班，而您需要進行球場場地設置，您是否會安排 1 人修剪長草區、1 人修剪球道和 1 人整理砂坑？當然不會 – 您會安排 1 到 2 人修剪果嶺，1 人設置球場。如果有更多人手，您會依據上述列表的優先順序依序安排其他作業。此順序列表即代表了設置高爾夫球場所需的基礎知識。
Golf course setup is the #1 priority when working in golf course maintenance. Golf course setup encompasses everything related to golf course maintenance. All work done on a golf course is meant to help set up the course. Having staff available to move flag locations, and rotate tees daily is critical to the success of the golf course. It is to be reminded: you are here to set up a golf course. This is the entire purpose of the job. It is why you go into work every day; it is what you are trying to achieve. Do not forget this. Everything you do at work, is related to ensuring that a golfer has the best possible experience when playing at this golf course.
Mowing priority is: Greens 7x a week, Tees 4x a week, Fairways 3-4x a week, and Roughs 1x a week. Mowing is the very close second #2 priority whilst managing a golf course. The grass has to be mowed. This is critical to its health and development. If you are struggling to hit these mowing frequencies, you need to either A: hire more people, or B: schedule better with this being a major priority. There is no excuse to not being able to mow at this frequency, this is the job.
修剪的優先順序為：果嶺一週割 7 次、發球台一週割 4 次、球道一週割 3-4 次、長草區一週割 1 次。在管理高爾夫球場時，割草的優先等級是非常接近第一項的第二優先項目。草必須要修剪。 這對其健康和生長發展是相當重要的。如果您難以達成這樣的修剪頻率，則需要 A：僱用更多員工 或 B：進行更好地安排時間，因為此作業是主要的優先項目。沒有理由不能做到這個修剪頻率，這就是工作。
After mowing is completed, moisture management is next. It is critical to be able to monitor the moisture to keep the grass healthy. Turfgrass kept too wet is susceptible to disease and insect pressure. Turfgrass kept too dry will thin out and die. There requires a balance of moisture. This work needs to be completed every single day. Without it, you do not have a golf course.
After Moisture management, chemical applications is next. It is critical to be able to apply fungicides, insecticides, and fertilizers to the turfgrass. If you cannot do this, you will not be able to defend yourself against the disease and insect pressures. When this damage occurs, you will not be able to grow yourself back out of it without fertilizers. Chemical selection is extremely important, the type of chemical matters, the type of fertilizer matters. It takes experience to understand which to utilize on your golf course – but it is most important to have the ability to apply all these chemicals whenever you have to.
濕度管理之後，接下來是化學藥劑施作。對草坪草施作殺菌劑、殺蟲劑和農肥料是相當重要的。如果不能做到這一點，您將無法抵禦病害和蟲害的壓力。而當這些傷害發生時，如果沒有農肥料，您將無法讓草生長回復原狀。化學藥劑的選擇極為重要，化學物質的種類、農肥料的種類都會有影響。這需要經驗來了解您的高爾夫球場上要使用哪種產品 – 但最重要的是，要能夠在需要的時候施作這些化學藥劑。
Once you have the ability to be able to manage these 4 thing without any problems, you should have a well maintained golf course already, and then detail work is where you can spend the remainder of your time. Details are important, but they are only important if EVERYTHING else is already completed. Raking leaves in the rough may seem more important than spraying fungicides on the greens, but it is not. Having healthy greens always takes priority. You always want to be able to do what is the most necessary thing, you need to be able to schedule your staff to focus on your priorities rather than busy work.
一旦能夠順利管理上述 4 個項目，您應該已經擁有一座維護良好的高爾夫球場了。再來您可以把剩餘的時間用在細節工作項目上。細節工作項目是重要的，但只有在其他所有作業都已經完成的前提之下，它們才是重要的。在長草區耙收落葉看起來可能會比在果嶺噴灑殺菌劑更重要，但事實並非如此。擁有健康的果嶺永遠會是優先項目。您一定是先進行最必要的作業項目。您需要有能力安排您的員工專注於您的優先作業項目，而不是忙碌的工作。
If you are struggling to get the course mowed out to those international standards, you need to look to make a change. You need to try harder at scheduling or hire more staff. These things are critical to the success of the product you are trying to produce. When unsure of what to do, always ask a trusted professional to help guide you. It will save a lot of headaches and stress in this already stressful job. Try not to stress yourself out more.