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Practical Greenkeeping Hardcover – 25 Aug 2003


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  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews; 2nd Revised edition (25 Aug. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0907583121
  • ISBN-13: 978-0907583127
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 2.8 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 408,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The first edition of 'Practical Greenkeeping' was produced in 1997 to fill a huge void in practical knowledge in a format that could be easily understood at all levels. Jim Arthur's experience, advising more than 550 golf clubs in Britain and Europe and acting as consultant agronomist to the Championship Committee of the R&A, made him the ideal man for the job. His no-nonsense, down-to-earth approach conveys his message loudly and clearly. Golf courses can flourish by following traditional methods that are the most simple and most effective, both in terms of condition and cost. This second edition contains a large amount of new material in the form of appendices to chapters, bringing the debate right up to the minute in terms of new regulations on pesticides and fertilisers and restrictions on the use of water. Now, more than ever, the sound traditional advice in 'Practical Greenkeeping' is vital to all those involved in the preparation of golf courses. New generations of student and trainee greenkeepers will find the content of this book invaluable and it will also stimulate much debate and provide encouragement for experienced course managers.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David B. Robinson on 14 May 2009
Format: Hardcover
I have like many golfers have absolutley no knowledge of the art of green keeping but can complain with the best of them. Having heard another weeked of complaints about the state of our greens I thought that I had better find out something about the subject. This book made for the most informative and easiest reading I have ever encountered on any subject matter. I quickly grasped the well written messages, which are repeated as well placed reminders, throughout the book. If only Green Committes at many Clubs would take the time to read this absorbing book.
Buy this read it and sound like an expert when discussing your own course!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By james15 on 1 April 2012
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I'm working as an assistant greenkeeper at a golf course in Derbyshire, and I bought this book after my boss recommended it. It tells you everything you need to know and a bit more besides, it's better than any books I've had before. I'm planning on getting some greenkeeping qualifications over the next couple of years, and I can see this book coming in very useful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Birbeck on 5 Aug. 2013
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This is THE book to have for greenkeepers. My son is about to start an NVQ level 3 in Sports Turf and Amenity Grassland management and his placement is with a golf course. He says this book is fantastic and everyone he speaks to highly recommends it too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brendan Austin The Guild on 9 April 2010
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Jim Arthur gives a good perspective on course design and history of construction. He then deatails with clear examples of every aspect of good course maintenance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stevie Harrison on 5 Feb. 2009
Format: Hardcover
If you are on a golf club committee for greens, get this book, informative, easy to understand, learn the lingo.

Good book.
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This book is - or should be - every golf greenkeeper's bible. Jim Arthur is particularly scathing about greenkeepers who over-water and over-feed with phosphate fertilisers, thus encouraging annual meadow grass - the enemy of golf.
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