Every year, David Oatis from the USGA Green Section is invited to Burlington to share his knowledge and insights in golf course care and agronomics. David’s visits have been a part of the club for over 20 years. His vast experience and advice has proven successful through the many programs he has consulted on through the years. This relationship has truly helped mold the golf course to where it is today.
David’s visit this year was on August 24th. We discussed many current issues, in particular, our greens and our tough growing season. He also weighed in on our current long range plan proposals for 17. I encourage all members to read this report; it can be quite technical but most informing. For those who may have questions pertaining to the report, don’t hesitate to contact me directly through email. You can also find all past reports posted on the BGCC website under “Dean on the Green”. These older reports are a valuable glimpse into our past and a reminder of how far we’ve come!!
Click this link to our 2018 Onsite visit report…
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Dean Baker, Certified Golf Course Superintendent (27 years). He joined Burlington Golf & Country Club in 2012, where he has enjoyed the remodelling and renovation of this historic 1922 Stanley Thompson design. Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph where he remains involved with the program he graduated from, Associate Diploma in Turf Management. There he lends his expertise as an instructor to upcoming turf managers, by instructing the Human Resources for Turf Managers Course.Follow on Twitter More Content by Dean Baker