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TURF 122
Turf Maintenance Practices


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 40

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:20


Description
Students are introduced to the methods used in maintenance of sports fields, parks, school grounds, and golf courses. It prepares students for cooperative work experience and for entry into the turf industry.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate turf maintenance practices for healthy turf.
  • Discuss and perform cultural practices critical to sports fields such as: proper soil sampling, field inspections, mowing practices and field preparation before and on game days.
  • Use skills related to the maintenance of golf courses such as selecting maintenance materials and euqipment.
  • Identify co-op internship-training opportunities, and prepare documentation for securing an internship or industry-related position.
  • Create a stencil for use on a sports field or golf course.
  • Identify tools used by turf managers.

  • Course Topics
  • Sports field mowing patterns
  • Sports field preparation - baseball/softball
  • Golf course set-up
  • Making stencils
  • Golf course bunker maintenance
  • Turf maintenance practices
  • Pond and creek maintenance
  • Useful and practical turf maintenance tools
  • Specialty golf course mowing practices
  • Painting logos

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    TURF 122
    Spring 2013
    5042
    William Griffith
    TURF 122
    Fall 2012
    5042
    William Griffith
    TURF 122
    Spring 2012
    5042
    William Griffith
    TURF 122
    Fall 2011
    5042
    William Griffith
    TURF 122
    Spring 2011
    5042
    William Griffith


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
    X
     
     
    X
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.