Avoiding the 'Idea of the Day' Syndrome
The "Idea of the Day" is simply the tendency of clubs to take the path of least resistance when ideas, many of which involve changing the course or its play, are raised at club or board meetings. Before you know it, the project takes off like a plane without a pilot. Why is it so bad to act on what might seem like a good idea? Because ideas that are not in line with your long-term goals can interrupt the continuity and flow of the course.
The Grounds for Landscape Outsourcing
Doing more with less has become an unfortunate refrain for many schools. However, preserving the quality of education doesn’t have to come at the expense of campus appearance or safety. Outsourcing your landscape and grounds maintenance can help free up resources without sacrificing what matters most.
Beware of Becoming a Zombie Golf Course
It may seem like a daunting task, but there are hidden savings to tap into. We find that many courses are spending 5 to 10 percent more on their golf course maintenance annually than is really necessary to maintain high-quality and consistent conditions. Reinvesting those savings in your course can go a long way to staying out of the zombie zone.
Best Practices for Smart Scheduling Maintenance, Maximizing Play
Playing on a golf course with a mower nearby can ruin the day for any golfer. Noise, distraction, slow play, and obvious safety hazards are just a few of the reasons why strategic scheduling around peak play makes sense. To help you accomplish this, BrightView has outlined three best practices for smart scheduling your course maintenance.
Trees: To Remove, or Not to Remove?
No one wants to think about removing trees from their property, but sometimes it’s an unfortunate reality. When a tree moves from an asset to liability, it’s time to call in the experts for safe and efficient removal. Here’s how to know if removal is something you should consider.
L.A. Lakers: Comerica Bank Best of LA Women's Business Awards Program 2018-19
Caroline Weilert, BrightView Vice President of Marketing and Brand Management, was recently awarded the Comerica Bank Best of LA Women’s Business Award for the month of December. She was chosen for the Woman of Business category, which acknowledges women executives who are non-owners of the business.
Resort at Squaw Creek Partnership Proves Expertise Goes Beyond Golf
Working together with Kurt Buxton, Vice President of BrightView Design Group, Squaw Creek’s farm-to-table vision soon became a reality. In addition to his design expertise, Buxton was well versed in sustainable agriculture and particularly in hydroponics, a soil-free method of growing plants in sand or gravel that recycles water and saves nutrients that normally leach through soil.
Anaheim Golf Courses Beat the Economic Downturn
For more than 15 years, BrightView has partnered with the city of Anaheim to help maintain their two 18-hole municipal golf courses. When the economic downturn hit, Anaheim called BrightView to help them reduce operating costs, while maintaining the level of excellence their golf community had come to expect.