Explore aspects of turf culture which are applied in managing bowling greens
What is involved within this course?
The key management subjects – soils, drainage and irrigation, to grasses, nutrient levels and IPM, 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 aspects of turf culture which are applied in managing bowling greens. On completion of this final training step you will be able to successfully manage pitch playability. 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. Soils: Problems of, and dealing with, compaction
2. Irrigation management
3. Drainage: impact on playability
4. Grasses – choosing seeds and cultivars
5. Managing nutrient levels for optimum playing surfaces
6. Integrated pest Management (IPM)
7. Managing surfaces with Performance Quality Standards
Why should I participate in this course?
Ideal for experienced volunteers, employees and line managers, or just as a refresher for established employees, this learning route will support and develop skills needed to manage a bowling green surface. Explore, develop and reinforce applied technical skills and knowledge, with the latest, best practices, and lead your team to success. This course is worth 5 CPD points / 5 CPD hours.
What is the cost of the course?
Non-members pay: £300.00 +VAT
IOG members pay: £150.00 +VAT (50% off)
What can I do after this course?
To further build on the IOG route, undertake the Level 3 IOG Technical Diploma in Turf Surface Management – or Level 3 IOG Supervisory Management – providing formal qualifications in different aspects of turf management. These qualifications may be beneficial for people who have completed other courses at Level 3 who wish to further develop their understanding of the technical aspects of turf management or leadership and management skills. No practical work is involved with these qualifications.
All course programmes are subject to review and change.