(National Golf Course Owners Association)
This site is for golf course owners but any golf course professional will
benefit from their golf course becoming a member. Many of you may already
be members of the NGCOA but if you're not, the Golf Max Program is part of
your membership privileges. Golf Max is a program that can save all
aspects of the golf course money (Pro shop, food & beverage, and grounds
maintenance). Many golf courses have saved $1000 or more on fertilizer
alone not to mention fuel savings. At the website you can search or
look at all the companies currently supporting the Golf Max Program.
The NGCOA has chapters in Canada and the U.S. so companies supporting Golf
Max are local or companies you currently do business with.
IVRnet is a tee time booking website. You can book tee times in most
provinces and American States with more golf courses coming on line all the
time. Ivrnet is also a company that supplies golf courses with tee
time booking solutions that free up pro shop staff from the phone.
The automated system allows golfers to book tee times from a touch-tone phone
or Internet connection. They will never get a busy signal and the entire
process takes around 40 seconds. Many private courses are coming on
line with this system and even smaller courses will benefit because their
limited staff will be free to do things other than constantly answering the
www.prizegolf.com (Prize Golf)
Prize golf is a virtual golf game that you download from the Internet (1.3MB)
and play offline. You can play in tournaments and win prizes.
You can even look up other players information like drive accuracy, distance,
and greens in regulation to allow for some harmless taunting. If you
have some free time and a passion for golf, try this site out.
(The Irrigation Association)
The mission of The Irrigation Association, a non-profit, North American organization,
is to improve the products and practices used to manage water resources and
to help shape the worldwide business environment of the irrigation industry.
The Irrigation Association's interest in water resources encompasses the
application conservation, drainage, improvement and recovery of water for
economic and environmental enhancement in agriculture, turfgrass, landscape
and forestry. If you are looking for information regarding irrigation
certification, education, books, how to hire a contractor, any new product
releases, or irrigation news in general, this is the site to surf.
www.pickseed.ca (Pickseed Canada)
This is the website for Pickseed Canada. The company focus is, and
always has been, to bring with their seed the technical expertise and know
how to ensure that the customer maximizes his returns from the seed products
purchased. The company operates the only private forage research in
Canada, developing persistent, productive varieties for the more demanding
northern climates. Under the Turf link you can find information on
seed, mixtures, and any of the main cool season grasses that they carry.
Under the Lawn link there is a section that diagnoses problem situations
for your lawn.
If you come across any interesting web sites (turf or non-turf related) please
forward this information to Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Steve at email@example.com.