Building a Golf Green
The perfect book for every superintendents bookshelf is 'How to build a sand based golf green'
Written by: Keith McIntyre Mark Parker and David Warwick.
Book covers in depth:
● Budget considerations
● Designing a golf green
● Sand profiles for greens
● Perched water tables and the capillary fringe
● Selecting the correct sand
● Designing the drainage for greens and bunkers
● Designing the irrigation for the green
● Planning the sequence of construction
● Setting out the green and surrounds
● Stripping and shaping the surrounds
● Shaping and building bunkers
● Shaping the base of the green
● Installing sub-soil drains into a green
● Placing the gravel layer on the green
● Placing the sand layer on the green
● Installing the irrigation # Establishing grass on the green
● Oxygenating greens with the Turfair system
“Keith McIntyre has a BSc. Hons. From the University of New England and a MSc. from the Australian National University and has 30 years experience in sportsturf. He was at the city Park’s Technical Services Unit (TSU) in Canberra a specialist group working in the technical management of open space from 1977 to 1995. Keith headed up the group working in turf management soils drainage and irrigation. He is now a turf management consultant.
TSU built up a reputation for excellence in cool season turf management and irrigation but its most important contribution was in the field of sportsground construction soils and drainage.”