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JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Although there are many job titles for workers on golf courses e.g. Apprentice, Trainee, Assistant Greenkeeper, Greenkeeper, First Assistant Greenkeeper, Foreman, Deputy Head Greenkeeper, Head Greenkeeper, Deputy Course Manager, Course Manager etc, there are three types of job.  These are greenkeeper, supervisor and manager.

Because of tradition or local needs, golf clubs may wish to continue to call their greenkeepers, for example assistant greenkeepers or trainees etc. Similarly, their supervisors may be called, for example, first assistants, deputy head greenkeepers or deputy course managers.  It is recommended that all greenkeepers working in supervisory positions are all called supervisors for job specification, salary and for terms and conditions of service. Similarly, managers can be called, for example, head greenkeeper or golf course manager. It is recommended that they are all called managers for job specification, salary and terms and for terms and conditions of service

The job specifications that follow show the range of duties that trained, qualified greenkeepers, supervisors and managers could perform.

Trainee greenkeepers should be undergoing training to enable them to undertake these duties.  Golf clubs can use these specifications to create job descriptions appropriate to their needs and to the capabilities of their staff.  For example, a trainee greenkeeper may be expected to perform only a limited range of greenkeeper duties and, similarly, a deputy course manager may not be fully competent in all of the management skills needed by a course manager.

GOLF COURSE GREENKEEPER JOB SPECIFICATION

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

Promoting the security of the workshop

Switching and brushing

Mowing banks

Mowing rough

Mowing semi rough

Mowing surrounds and approaches

Mowing tees

Mowing greens

Scarifying/verticutting turf

Aerating turf

Applying nutrition

Applying top dressing

Repairing divots

Irrigating turf

Identifying and controlling weeds

Job specs edited 29 August 2008

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