·Management of the golf course maintenance budget including capital expenditure requests for new and replacement equipment, soil and plant management products, labor requirements, repair costs, and ancillary expenditures necessary to efficiently meet mutual conditioning goals.·Appropriate turf maintenance programs in conjunction with the design philosophy, climate, soils, water quality, and resource capability.
·Relevant environmental compliance procedures and documents in conjunction with local, and federal environmental requirements.
·Evaluation of existing grass types to determine whether they are still able to meet goals for playing conditions, if not make recommendations for suitable replacement.
·Status review of greens and bunkers with a view towards performance for both agronomic and playing conditions through observation, history, and appropriate laboratory testing. This information will be used to develop a plan for improvement and/or to maintain to the desired standard.
·Review and analysis of the irrigation system performance, including current water quality, the age of the infrastructure, and maintenance and repair costs. If necessary, an irrigation design consultant can be brought in to perform a complete audit of the system’s efficiency and make recommendations for improvement.
·Review of golf course drainage performance with a view to improvement through cultural programs and additional drain installation.
·Status of the golf course equipment inventory, maintenance facility, the existing maintenance and repair procedures, and the training needs for the mechanics and operators.
·Assistance in finding qualified key staff members and introduction to professional networks of superintendents and academics throughout the world.
·Programs to address any and all other issues related to the maintenance of the golf course to its full potential and sustainability.
·A typical Consultation will involve a comprehensive golf course evaluation with Superintendent and relevant team members at that facility to identify agronomic and maintenance issues present so a plan can be created addressing priorities and determine what resources and processes are needed to address those issues
·Consultations are available for however often the Client would request. The most successful style of consultations are 3-4 site visits per month, but frequency is flexible and can be adjusted to cater to your needs and limitations.
·Carlyle will advise relevant team members at their facility on a daily basis as needed via phone and email to help produce best possible playing conditions with resources provided as well as provide regular reports on the status of immediate, intermediate, and long-term goals.
·Through the term of the contract, the agronomist’s responsibilities will be to assist in the development of the relevant course maintenance programs and operations as follows:
·All visits will focus on the immediate, intermediate and long-term goals as outlined in previous discussions and reports and address any new challenges as they come up