I would recommend this book to anyone like my self with a basic knowledge of gardening who is serious about bowling green Maintenance. For me it had the right mixture of practical advice with technical knowledge. With this book and access to a computer to search out the free advice on the net you are off to a good start. It can also be a helpful reference point when confronted with the " experts " who know how the green should be maintained and who perpetuate some of the myths on green speed etc. " I remember one year when old Jock was the green keeper carnaptious old ****** the green was so fast you could deliver your bool, stop to light a cigarette, walk up the green and arrive at the head before your bool ". The good old days!