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2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PGMB 210 - Introduction to Turfgrass Management

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Laboratory Hours: 2

Prerequisite(s): Must be enrolled in the PGM or Recreation & Sports Mgmt. program

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course introduces the student to fundamental concepts, strategies, and skills associated with turf grass management and highlights the roles and responsibilities of the golf course superintendent. It covers common maintenance operations, such as aeration, watering, mowing, etc. The course also includes elements of golf course design and renovation, and helps students acquire essential knowledge about turf grass varieties and uses in recreational areas. It also presents the roles of the superintendent and the PGA Professional and how they can work together to provide outstanding golf experiences for customers.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Distinguish between the responsibilities of the golf course superintendent and maintenance staff Answer customers and members questions about course maintenance issues that affect play and the golf experience
  2. Demonstrate various strategies for improving communication and cooperation among the PGA Professional, the superintendent, and the maintenance staff
  3. Describe turfgrass concepts, such as types of grass, soil and nutrient needs, and the impact of climate, traffic, and other types of stress
  4. Describe common practices for maintaining healthy turfgrass, such as mowing, watering, fertilizing, aerating, pest control, and disease management
  5. Identify function-related golf course design factors, such as drainage, traffic control, and safety, as well as course-playability, aesthetic, and environmental considerations
  6. Describe practices that protect the environment and improve the golf course