Explore some of the theory involved in maintaining bowling greens.
What is involved within this course?
The key subjects – maintenance practices, soils, fertilisers and nutrients, to plant growth, general controls and new developments, plus more – are studied through a progressive one-day IOG Learning course. With delivery from an industry expert, experience an educational training day featuring an informative presentation and explore some of the theory involved in maintaining a bowling green. In addition, you will also receive a Certificate of Attendance. (Food and drink are provided).
What does the course content cover?
The key subjects within this course are:
1. Playing surface requirements
2. Performance Quality Standards: Undertaking an assessment
3. Safe working practices
4. Soils, pH and top-dressings
5. Turfgrass identification
6. Fertilisers and nutrients
7. Pests and diseases: identification and general controls
8. Moss and weeds: identification and general controls
9. New developments
Why should I participate in this course?
Ideal for experienced volunteers, employee professional development or just as a refresher for established employees, this learning route will support and develop skills for those who maintain or manage a bowling green. Keep your skills and knowledge up to date with the latest best practices, and explore the requirements you need to meet in order to increase your surface’s longevity. This course is worth 5 CPD points / 5 CPD hours.
What is the cost of the course?
Non-members pay: £280.00 +VAT
IOG members pay: £140.00 +VAT (50% off)
What can I do after this course?
To further build on the IOG route, enhance your learning by taking your next step with our Level 3 Bowling Greens: Advanced Turf Culture. An additional option, with further study, is to undertake the Level 2 IOG Technical Certificate in Turf Surface Maintenance – to possibly provide an initial formal qualification in turf maintenance. This qualification may also be beneficial for people who have completed other courses at Level 2 who wish to further develop their understanding of the technical aspects of turf maintenance. No practical work is involved with this qualification.
All course programmes are subject to review and change.