People who are chosen to work as golf course maintenance workers are usually seasoned individuals who have deep insight into handling gardening, landscaping, and grounds-keeping duties.
Golf course maintenance workers are hired primarily to see to the planning, mulching, and weeding needs of a golf course but they are usually expected to do a lot more to ensure that the course looks beautiful and is free of disease.
Skills and Abilities
As a golf course maintenance worker, you will be required to be physically dexterous, so that you can work on your feet for long hours.
Since exposure to harsh weather conditions is a given in this job, gold course maintenance workers are required to be able to withstand extreme weather conditions.
The ability to use and maintain work-related equipment and tools is imperative, as you will be working with them on a daily basis.
Although golf course maintenance workers are not required to possess a formal degree (except maybe a high school diploma), it helps if they are aware of the mechanics of the game of golf.
Golf Course Maintenance Duties, Tasks, Roles and Responsibiltiies for Resume
• Consult golf course blueprint layouts and plan planting activities accordingly.
• Create and maintain liaison with seeds, bulbs, and plant suppliers to ensure on-time and accurate delivery of supplies.
• Acquire fertilizers and pesticides and ensure that they are stored in safe storage areas.
• Apply pesticides and fertilizers in predetermined quantities to ensure the growth of green areas and ward off any potential pest attacks.
• Mow golf courses to specifications by operating and using hand and power mowing equipment.
• Hand-rake sand bunkers and remove any debris or hazardous materials from the course.
• Change cups on putting greens and ensure that any damaged ones are replaced before the start of a game.
• Perform inspections of facilities and grounds and report any hazardous situations in an immediate manner.
• Operate string trimmers to trim around flower beds, trees, and bushes.
• Handle aerating, fertilizing, and seeding tasks along with reconstructing bunkers and traps and correcting drainage problems.
• Perform course setup for daily play and tournaments by coordinating efforts with the golf course management teams.