As the Asian golf industry dives headlong into the Millennium’s new decade, one pressing problem threatens to linger as the industry looks for new ways to keep costs in check while it charts a course for growth.
The perennial challenge faced by the industry in general relates to the cost of maintenance of a golf course.Granted, a golf course is a living organism with acres of hybrid turf that needs to be mowed, watered, fertilised, and taken care off. This is an on-going expenditure and one that often places a big burden on golf course owners and operators.
In tough times, the maintenance of a golf course takes the first whack in any cost cutting drive. Although it is one of the easiest operational aspects of a golf course to be squeezed from a cost perspective, unfortunately, this action affects the state of a golf course. It does not take rocket science to figure out what happens when compromises are made to agronomical practices – a course simply goes belly-up and golfers complain, resulting in reduced play, minimised revenues and everything goes into a one-way slide downwards!
There must be a way to arrest this challenge in a business environment where budgets need to be kept trim and affordable. Just making claims that new varieties of turf can help to minimise maintenance cost is not enough. The need is for a sustainable maintenance practice that can keep maintenance cost in check while ensuring that golf courses retain their pristine condition always.
There is a way and the man who is going to help golf courses in the Asia Pacific along a win-win pathway to maintenance cost control is multi-award winning golf course architect, Brian Curley, principal of Schmidt-Curley Design, the firm behind the giant Mission Hills Complex in Shenzhen, Dongguan and Haikou in China. Curley is arguably one of the most successful course designers operating in Asia.
Sign up now to listen to Curley as he shares his thoughts on how you can cut your maintenance costs and still come out tops in keeping your golf course in supreme condition.
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