The effort to raise the number of players at America’s public golf courses has a new champion in Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones. Jones is assisting Michael Chaplinsky, the president / founder of Turf Feeding Systems, in a long-term study of municipal golf courses and their visitors.
The focus of the study is sustainable golf, which Chaplinsky says is less about “bird houses and flowers” and more about “reducing costs and water use.” Lower costs to operate help keep public courses in business.
Three public golf courses will be part of the research, starting with Boiling Springs Golf Course in Woodward, Oklahoma, where superintendent Jeff Wagner was the first to sign on to the study.
Golfdom will publish the results of the case studies next year in a summary report story.