Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Golf Revenue Down? Not at IGM Courses.

Ninth Hole on Championship Course at ViewPoint
While many in the golf industry are experiencing poor revenue from reduced play and lower price points, a number of IGM maintained golf courses are experiencing the opposite trend. One example can be found in the particularly poorly preforming golf market in the Southwest. ViewPoint Golf Resort in Mesa, Arizona has seen continued revenue growth in 2013/2014 and course conditions are a big part of why the course is outperforming historical numbers and also its competition.
IGM Regional Manager Tyler Minamyer is quick to give credit where it is due, "Chris Parsons and the rest of our team have worked really hard to produce great playing conditions and also in support of the golf operations team headed by Frank Samprone. Working together helps ensure an all around great golf experience for all of ViewPoint's customers. Increased revenue is confirmation we're on the right track."

Friday, March 7, 2014

Golf Course Maintenance Tip from the Pros

Springtime is just around the corner.  At all IGM courses, we take pride in providing quality turf with as few weeds as possible.  As part of our practices, we apply both pre-emergent herbicides and post-emergent herbicides. Timing is an important part of both programs.

Depending on the location, springtime often marks the time when pre-emergent herbicides are applied.  These products prevent weeds from emerging and detracting from a uniform stand of turf.   With any of the products, a small amount of breakthrough can occur once the growing season is in full swing.  At this point, use various post-emergent herbicides to treat those pesky weeds. 
The correct use of pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides helps prevent your course or your lawn from becoming infested with unsightly and difficult to control weeds.