We developed this blog to provide golf course maintenance information to our members. From projects, small and large, to updates on course conditions, we want to provide as much information as possible. Although we hope this blog answers all of the pertinent questions regarding our operation, we always welcome more personalized dialogue. If you have questions beyond the information found on this blog, feel free to contact our golf course superintendent, Trevor Hedgepeth.



Friday, March 14, 2014

One of the biggest keys to Kinloch's success over the years has been the organization, record keeping and planning that is done during the off-season.  This off-season has seen much of the same preparation.  Every year we meet and breakdown the programs from the previous year.  We discuss what worked or did not work, and what we can be done to get better the next year.   We put all of the information discussed in the meeting into our programs and plan the entire upcoming year.  These plans include fertility, chemical application, topdressing, growth regulator programs, cultivation programs, aerification schedules, small projects, capital projects, and many more.  

A snapshot of the spreadsheets created this winter

Once all of the programs have been vetted and revised.  We layout our maintenance calendar for the year.  We place three months’ worth of our programs on the whiteboard calendars in our conference room.  This is where we meet every day during the season to discuss and plan our days.

March and April Maintenance Calendars.

May Maintenance Calendar.  Member-Guest is only 62 days away.

This whiteboard is where we layout out staff assignments for the day
We know in the golf business there are so many variables that can alter our plans on the spot.  Having these plans and programs in place, and a daily part of our operation allows us to make quick informed decisions when a plan needs to be modified.  We believe this part of our program has been integral in the success of Kinloch's maintenance staff success.