This is a video review of the free iBook Golf Course Management.
State Professors wrote and published it.
To find it in iTunes use the following link https://itun.es/us/iaGoJ.l
You can read it on an iPad or a Mac computer if you have upgraded to the operating system Maverick, because it has an iBooks reader. It cannot however be read on an iPhone.
They wrote it to compliment their online and introductory turfgrass management course.
If you’re a serious golfer, you need this book. It is loaded with so much great information, text, pictures, charts, movies and audio recordings. You can go out to dinner after a round of golf and wow your golf buddies with you amazing video and knowledge of how the Stimpmeter got its name.
It covers all the basics you would expect from an introductory turfgrass book such as:
- Different types of grass,
- Warm friendly grass like Zoysa and Bermuda grass,
- Cool temperature grass like fescues and bentgrass.
- Mowing height and how it impacts the grain of the putting green,
- Aerifying or coring
- The Stimpmeter, and where that name came from
- Rolling the greens
The part I thought was the most interesting was the section on turfgrass pests. It has the most terrifying pictures of golf courses gone bad. It covers disease, insects and weeds.