Greenkeeper job specifications

  • A fully trained, qualified golf course greenkeeper must be competent in the following:
  • Monitor and Maintain health, safety and security in the workplace
  • Responding to emergencies
  • Maintain good standards of health and safety for self and others
  • Switching and brushing
  • Mowing banks
  • Mowing rough
  • Mowing semi rough
  • Mowing surrounds and approaches
  • Mowing tees
  • Mowing greens
  • Mowing fairways
  • Scarifying/verticutting turf
  • Aerating turf
  • Applying nutrition
  • Applying top dressing
  • Repairing divots
  • Irrigating turf
  • Identifying and controlling weeds
  • Identifying and controlling pests
  • Identifying and control of turf diseases and disorders
  • Preparing ground to establish turf
  • Establishing turf
  • Identifying grasses on the golf course
  • Marking of hazards, out of bounds and ground under repair
  • Moving tee markers
  • Maintaining bunkers
  • Maintaining golf course furniture
  • Changing holes
  • Rolling turf
  • Driving a tractor with implements
  • Undertaking routine machine maintenance
  • Preparing machinery for use
  • Preparing machinery for storage
  • Measuring green speed and interpreting the results
  • The rules of golf relating to golf course maintenance
  • Preparing ground to establish plants on the golf course
  • Establishing plants on the golf course
  • Maintaining trees and shrubs on the golf course
  • Identifying plants on the golf course
  • Communicating effectively
  • Dealing with disagreements/conflict
  • Keeping management informed
  • Understanding their roles and responsibilities