The Golf Management Institute of Canada will be starting two new online courses in early January, including Golf Course Design, Construction and Turf Management.
This course addresses golf course design principles and turf management practices.
Students will learn how the golf course architect designs the golf course throughout all phases of the development and 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 be topics covered in this course.
An introduction to pesticides and fertilizers will also be included.
Course instructors will include Vito Cirone, executive director at Burnside Golf Services, Kevin Holmes, senior golf course architect at MBTW Golf Design and Jarrod Barakett, owner/operator of J. Barakett and Associates.
Food and Beverage Management is the other course being offered.
This course will provide an overview of foundations for food and beverage management in the golf industry.
The course will provide 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 food and beverage operation.
The course instructor is Glenn Phillips, regional director of hospitality for ClubLink Corporation.
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