The Golf Management Institute of Canada will begin two new classes in January, including Golf Course Design, Construction and Turf Management, which begins Jan. 13, with live online chat sessions each Tuesday
The course addresses golf course design principles and turf management practices.
In golf course design, students will learn how the golf course architect designs the golf course throughout all phases of the development. In addition to designing a new facility, students will learn how to renovate and/or expand an existing facility.
The processes of obtaining permits, and dealing with local authorities about environmental issues associated in golf course development will also be discussed.
In turf management, the fundamentals of golf course maintenance will be addressed. Grass and soil identification, drainage systems, equipment use in maintenance procedures as well as establishing and successfully implementing a turf management program will also be topics covered.
An introduction to pesticides and fertilizers will also be included.
Also beginning in January is Food and Beverage Management, which gets underway Jan. 15 with live online chat sessions each Thursday.
This course provides an overview of foundations for food and beverage management in the golf industry.
The course provides students with the opportunity to learn about specific areas in a food and beverage operation including product knowledge, service, financial management, purchasing, and control systems.
In addition, students will perform practical and applicable exercises and projects related to managing a successful food and beverage operation.
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