Golf Course Agronomy (I-Z)

IMG Golf Course Services Team
Founded in 1960 with a single deal, sealed with a handshake between Mark McCormack and Arnold Palmer, IMG is now a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The Golf Course Services team at IMG is one of the most experienced in the golf industry, with expertise in all areas of golf development including golf course design, renovation and construction, pre-opening technical services, club operations, membership, marketing, training, finance and human resources.

International Golf Maintenance
Based in Lakeland, FL, International Golf Maintenance (IGM) is a full-service golf course maintenance company, overseeing day-to-day agronomic operations for clients to ensure the best possible golf course conditions within their maintenance budgets. Services include training existing maintenance employees, strategic planning, ongoing maintenance, and personnel management.

Johnston Design and Agronomy
Based in Singapore, Andy Johnston and Matt Swanson have worked together on golf course development projects around the world for more than 20 years. Their agronomic course maintenance programmes are tailored to suit the needs of each property, with a goal of producing elite playing surfaces synonymous with their reputation. Services include upscale golf course management and operations, tournament preparation, project management and agronomic support.

Kevin Munt Golf Consultant
Based in Hampshire, UK, Kevin Munt has managed commercial businesses and golf course maintenance operations over a 30 year period, including Buckinghamshire Golf Club, The Wentworth Club, Royal Dornoch Golf Club and John Jacobs Golf Associates. He runs an advisory service for golf course management, maintenance, greenkeepers, course managers and club owners and officials and can provide immediate and impartial advice that can rapidly assist a greenkeeper or course manager progress their management problems/issues and thus their courses condition, leading ultimately to profitability and harmony within their respective clubs. He also provides mentoring to Course Managers/Head Greenkeepers.

KPI Golf Management
KPI Golf helps golf clubs operate sustainably and profitably, where otherwise they may fail. Their aim is to improve finances and daily operations, deploy metrics-based management strategies for continuous refinement, and leverage resources at scale necessary to stay in business long term. KPI Golf focuses on maximizing efficiency in agronomy, club operations, food and beverages, membership sales, finance, IT and human resources.

New Zealand Sports Turf Institute
New Zealand Sports Turf Institute (NZSTI) is New Zealand’s only full-service sports turf consultancy group specialising in research, training and advice relating to design and management of natural and synthetic sports surfaces. Founded in 1949, NZSTI is recognised as the “standard setting body” for turf maintenance and management, providing independent, scientifically based advice on all aspects of sports and amenity turf planning, construction and maintenance. Almost every golf course superintendent in NZ is a graduate of the Institute’s National Sports Turf qualification.

Palmer Golf
Arnold Palmer Golf Management’s agronomic practices are led by Bud White, one of the golf industry’s most experienced agronomists and Senior Vice President of Agronomy. The agronomic team is deeply committed to delivering the best playing conditions for every Arnold Palmer course and helps superintendents achieve consistent quality course conditions through a comprehensive agronomic plan exclusively designed for each course.

Register of Independent Professional Turfgrass Agronomists
The Register of Independent Professional Turfgrass Agronomists (RIPTA) was founded in 2002 to help potential clients choose the best turfgrass agronomist for their needs. Rules for membership of RIPTA are strict and those allowed on to the Register are professional agronomists fulfilling criteria of independence, experience and academic excellence.

SAGE Golf Group
SAGE Golf Group is a professional golf management and consulting firm formed by a group of golf’s leading operators who, for 25 years, were responsible for operating and building the brand of the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Players Club Network. From its base in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, SAGE Golf Group offers services to new and existing clubs worldwide including golf course maintenance and agronomy, accounting and finance, food and beverage operations, sales and marketing, and human resources.

Sports Turf Consultants (UK) Ltd.
Sports Turf Consultants (UK) Ltd. are a group of agronomists and greenkeeping advisors based in Woking, UK. With over 30 years experience within the industry, principle consultant David Whitaker MG provides professional and independent assistance to the golf and sports turf industry throughout the UK and abroad on turf maintenance and agronomy, golf course improvements, machinery, budgets and training.

Sports Turf Solutions
With offices in six countries across South-East Asia, Sports Turf Solutions has trained agronomists, sales and support staff that are able to offer advice and products to turf managers across the region. The agronomic team have extensive experience with course preparation for numerous Major Tournaments, as well as European and Asian Tour Events hosted in South East Asia.

STRI Group
STRI is the world’s leading sports surface solutions provider. From its headquarters in Bingley, UK, STRI delivers a ‘plan, design, build and operate’ model that enhances pitches, facilities, golf courses and tournaments, all underpinned by world class research.

The R&A Sustainable Agronomy Service
Based in Singapore, The R&A Sustainable Agronomy Service will provide agronomy expertise to golf facilities in the Asia-Pacific region to support effective management of courses, achieve best practice in sustainability and ensure that golf thrives for future generations.

Thomas Turf Services
Thomas Turf Services are based in College Station, TX and have over 40 years of experience in designing and evaluating high sand content root zone mixtures for use in constructing and topdressing golf greens, fairways, tees and bunkers. Thomas Turf Services are dedicated to supporting the turf industry in building and maintaining the best possible turf facilities. They offer soil testing through an American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) accredited laboratory and can advise on fertility programs, bunker sand, root zone material selection and quality control during construction.

Tommy Witt
Mr. Witt has held several prestigious Director of Golf Course Operations positions including Austin and Bent Tree Country Clubs in Texas and the River and Cassique courses in Kiawah Island. He can provide agronomic consulting, agronomic expert witness assistance, and advice on construction and renovation planning and management, golf course operations, golf course superintendent searches, equipment identification and acquisition.

Touchstone Golf
Touchstone Golf is a golf course management company with offices in Austin, TX and Oakland, CA. They have managed every type of golf course property in communities nationwide, from municipal courses to exclusive private and resort golf clubs. They take a fully integrated, highly personalized approach to golf course management, based on the belief that excellent guest service, an outstanding food and beverage experience, superb agronomic conditions, and opportunities that engage, compel and more closely connect golfers with the game are integral to the overall success of the property.

Troon
Troon is a golf course management company based in Scottsdale, AZ. As a company committed to agronomic excellence, Troon uses and improves upon proven techniques to create the most celebrated playing surfaces in the world. Their proprietary scientific approach to agronomy encourages the use of organic, nature-friendly compounds and prudent chemical use to achieve agronomic goals at the most reasonable cost.

Turf Cloud
TurfCloud is the world’s leading digital golf course management system, a product of GreenSight, and powered by GreenSight’s unique automated drone technology platform. GreenSight is a Boston, MA based data intelligence company that is revolutionizing the industry using automated drones and artificial intelligence based analytics.

Turfgrass
Founded in 1997, Turfgrass is a world-leading golf course consultancy firm based in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. They specialise in agronomy, project and golf course management as well as private and commercial putting greens. They have worked on over 150 golf projects throughout Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, North and South America.

TurfNet
TurfNet is a community portal for the golf course maintenance industry. TurfNet features news, articles, golf course jobs and used equipment listings.

USGA Course Consulting Service
The USGA Course Consulting Service provides expert advice to help improve golf course playing quality, golfer experience, environmental sustainability and economic efficiency. Make your golf course the best it can be with guidance from the USGA Course Consulting Service.