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Vacancies: Finance, F&Bs, Golf & Sports

Posted by mynormas on April 10, 2014

Kekosongan jawatan. Sebuah kelab golf di pantai timur mempunyai kekosongan untuk jawatan-jawatan berikut:

A golf club in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia is looking for:

  1. Finance/Admin Manager. The education requirement for the post is a Degree in accounting, though I suppose if you have something that is the equivalent; they would consider.
  2. F & B Manager
  3. Chefs
  4. F & B Supervisors
  5. Golf & Sports Executive

For all the above vacancies, the club requires that candidates have a minimum of three years experience, if possible in a golf club environment.

Don’t take that too literally, it can also mean for those of you that has worked in a golf club in a lower position or perhaps in a slightly different job title than advertised: this is your chance!

Look, I made the jump from being an Assistant Estate Manager in an oil palm plantation to an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent ok? How big a jump is that?

But if you don’t want to take the risk, its alright: do pass the message to your friends who are good staff who may be interested. I’ve always thought that only the good people who will leave, the ‘average’ people will stay on, but we call them ‘loyal’ people in front of them. I just wonder why these ‘loyal’ people don’t seem to never stop complaining about their work, company, colleagues and bosses. Ya, you know who you are.

By the way, don’t start contacting me asking about how much they are willing to pay, coz I don’t know. I don’t know them and frankly, I don’t know you that well. Because, it’s not just how much the market is for that position, but more importantly, how much you are worth in the market.

What I do, is I don’t put how much I want on the resume or the form. Instead, I put the words “prefer to discuss” in that column. What is important is I get into the interview room. If I impress the interviewer enough, I can negotiate from a position of strength. If they can’t afford me; I made new friends (and admirers) and gained an interview experience. What if I don’t impress the interviewer? I don’t know; has never happened to me before. Usually if it has reached that stage, that means they were impressed by your resume already so as long as you dress well and speak well; and have a firm handshake, three quarter of the work is done.

Are you inspired enough? Quit complaining about your current company/boss. Sack them. No, say nothing yet. Go through your resume and edit it. Emphasise your strength, experience and accomplishment to suit the job or company that you are applying for. You can find sample formats of resumes here. NEVER, ever use the exact same resume everywhere.

Then write a cover letter that summarises them all and ask your new employer (yes that’s how confident you should be) to ‘stop looking’ because you are The One. I do that all the time. You’re shy? Why? What have you got to lose? You have a lot to gain. But if you are into ‘safe’ letters; you can find samples here.

And please don’t send ‘Word’ files. Print out your resume and scan it as pdf. Or print it as pdf, you can download a pdf writer for free. I use Cutepdf which you find here http://www.cutepdf.com/. I have my signature on file as a picture and I paste it on the letter before printing. Don’t forget to paste your passport-sized picture on the resume too.

Then, in this context, email your resume to ‘randomtemporarynameATgmail.com’ replacing the AT with @. I’ll forward it to the respective persons. The deadline (not dateline. Please) is 26th April 2014 midnight Malaysian time (yes I have overseas applicants too which I duly pass to the would-be employers – its their decision)

If you prefer hard copy: Send it to “Turf Consultancy Sdn. Bhd., 101, No 25 Jalan 31/N, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor.” but do email me at the above that you have done so.

I will forward all correspondence to the employer and have no hand in the selection.

But Good Luck anyway.

 

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Jerebu dan rumput

Posted by mynormas on March 4, 2014

Jerebu telah kembali ke Malaysia, kali ini, lebih awal dari tahun-tahun sebelumnya.

Jerebu yang menghalang sinar matahari.

Jerebu yang menghalang sinar matahari.

Biasanya kita akan lebih risau tentang kesihatan kita dan manusia lain bila kita bercerita tentang jerebu ini. Masa ini juga ialah masa untuk sesetengah orang untuk mencari salah siapa yang menyebabkan jerebu.

Dengan membuat andaian anda membaca ini kerana anda mahukan cadangan untuk rumput atau mungkin tumbuhan lanskap anda, maka saya akan abaikan cadangan untuk kesihatan manusia atau siapa bakar apa dan dimana dalam artikel ini.

Tidak ada kajian khusus pernah di buat untuk menilai kesan jerebu keatas rumput. Setakat yang saya temui, terdapat kajian keatas padi, tembakau, dan Meranti.

Dua perkara utama pada jerebu akan memberi kesan pada rumput:

Pertamaialah jerebu tebal mengurangkan cahaya matahari yang akan mempengaruhi keupayaan rumput membuat makanan melalui proses fotosintesis. Fotosintesis hanya mampu berlaku bila tumbuhan mendapat cahaya matahari yang cukup.

Rumput sebelah kanan menerima kurang cahaya matahari.

Tumbuhan (rumput) yang tidak mampu membuat makanan tadi akan menggunakan tenaga simpanan yang ada di bahagian-bahagian lain seperti di batang atau akar. Bila tenaga simpanan ini habis dan masih tidak cukup sinar matahari untuk membuat fotosintesis, maka rumput ini akan mula memanjangkan lai daun nya.  Ia akan cuba untuk menambah luas permukaan daun supaya boleh memaksimakan cahaya matahari yang ada. Anda pernah lihat rumput yang tumbuh di kawasan redup? Ia akan menjadi lebih panjang dari biasa; panjang tapi kurus.

Kedua, di dalam jerebu tersebut terkandung partikel-partikel seni yang akhirnya akan mendap ke atas permukaan rumput. Kalau seni yang saya maksudkan ialah seni budaya tidaklah ia menjadi masalah. Tapi partikel2 disini ialah oksida dan juga ‘heavy metal’ seperti Plumbum dan Sulfur. Ia akan melekat pada permukaan daun atau tanah. Jika dibiarkan unsur2 ini akan terkumpul dan akhirnya memberi kesan ke atas kimia tanah atau rumput tadi.

Satu lagi kemungkinan ialah ‘hujan asid’ iaitu kombinasi hujan dan pencemaran udara. Tidaklah bermaksud akan berlaku hujan yang boleh melubangkan baju anda; tapi tahap keasidan air yang turun itu ialah lebih dari hujan biasa. Ini berlaku walaupun tiada jerebu. Anda juga bertanggungjawab untuk fenomena ini bila anda membuat apa2 pembakaran, termasuk enjin kereta anda. Hujan asid ini akan – sedikit sebanyak – meninggalkan kesan keasidan pada tanah juga.

Cadangan saya

Saya hanya mencadangkan anda perhatikan rumput anda, jika anda dapati ia mula memanjang (tanda-tanda nya ialah, anda mula memotong lebih banyak batang dari daun, atau anda dapati lebih banyak ‘sampah’ di kutip oleh pemotong anda dari biasa, atau sekadar dari pemerhatian mata kasar) maka anda patut menaikkan ketinggian potongan. Terutamanya green di padang golf.

Jika anda mampu siram dengan kuantiti yang banyak untuk ‘membasuh’ permukaan lai daun dan membawa partikel2 seni tadi  ke dalam tanah. Anda juga boleh membantu perjalanan air ke dalam tanah dengan hollow tining, slicing, spiking atau semata-mata mencucuk-cucuk tanah supaya air boleh turun ke bawah dengan cepat.

Lagi?  Doa banyak-banyak untuk mintak hujan atau salahkan orang sebelah yang tengah bakar sampah tu…

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Watering grass

Posted by mynormas on February 21, 2014

Siram rumput pada waktu awal pagi. Ini memberi masa untuk air meresap ke bawah dan boleh di ambil oleh akar rumput bila matahari mula panas di waktu tengahari. Bila siram, siram secara banyak dan sekali sekala (deeply and irregularly): ini akan mengajar akar rumput untuk tumbuh panjang ke bawah untuk mencari air. Jangan siram secara berjadual, contohnya setiap pagi tiap tiap pagi. Check sedalam dua inci dan lihat jika tanah masih basah; tak perlu siram.

Untuk penjaga rumput yang di potong pendek dan terdedah kepada matahari seperti green padang golf dan orang yang memotong rumput menggunakan mesin galas belakang: amalkan ‘syringing’ atau siraman ringan pada waktu tengahari. Ini akan menyejukkan permukaan atas tanah. Cukup sekadar dua putaran sprinkler atau satu nyanyian lengkap “Negaraku” sewaktu menyiram.

Penjaga rumput juga patut menggunakan ‘soil wetting agent’ untuk membantu air tembus ke bawah. Ingat: ‘SOIL’ dan bukan ‘leaf wetting agent’ atau ‘plant wetting agent’. Kita boleh juga melakukan penebukkan tanah sedalam seinci dua untuk membantu aliran air terutamanya di kawasan kering. Tapi awas, kalau tak cukup siraman air, kawasan di tebuk itu akan kekeringan di bibir atasnya.

Akhir sekali, Tuhan telah jadikan rumput akan menjadi dorman dan coklat  bila cuaca panas berpanjangan dan tak cukup air. Bila air ada, ia akan kembali hijau. Ini untuk rumput sihat dan spesis tertentu Bermuda dan Zoysia serta Cowgrass dan Serangoon.

Water your grass (golf course, field, lawns etc) very early in the morning. This will allow the water to be soaked into the ground before the sun can evaporate the water and the grass has available water when in the heat of the afternoon. Watering in the evening may mean you are watering dead/dying/dormant/suffering grass: You’re too late! Plus water in the ground at night may cause diseases and algae. 
The catchphrase for watering grass is “deeply and irregularly”: this will train the grass to grow longer roots to search for water. Watering like clockwork every morning will encourage shorter roots and may waste water, especially for shaded areas. Before watering, poke the ground and check, if the soil is moist; take a chance and skip watering. Another test is if you can see your footprints on the grass, that means there is no moisture in the leaf and you need to water there and then. When you water, water until you judge water has penetrated at least two inches of soil (does NOT mean two inches of water). Newly planted grass will have shorter/no roots and needs to be watered more often, not with more water. For example; newly planted stolons/seeds may need watering every hour with just enough water to ensure the stolons are moist in this weather. Water too much and you have runaway seeds/stolons. 
 
Professional grass managers should look at using soil wetting agents; it will increase water penetration – among other things. For sun-exposed grasses that are cut at low cutting heights such as golf course greens and lawn owners who cut their grass once a month with back pack cutters (especially if you use nylon strings: you guys should try artificial turf) there is this thing called syringing aka very light watering in the afternoon heat. Yes at 12pm. Two full turns of the sprinkler or sing one Negaraku song till finish; complete watering. Forget the theory that the water droplets will act as lens to focus the sun’s rays: the heat will evaporate it before any damage is done. Syringing will help to cool down the top inch of the soil. Hot soil will injure the grass’ roots. 
Dried out. But the benefits will outweigh this short term aesthetic issue.

Dried out. But the long-term benefits will outweigh this short term aesthetic issue.

We can also do shallow spiking, slicing or solid tines with small diameter tines just to provide areas for water to penetrate. Or just poking with anything sharp for one or two inches in dry areas, will help. But not enough watering will cause the edges of the slits/holes to dry out. 

 
Lastly, don’t fret that your grass has turned brown. Most healthy grasses will go dormant when faced with prolonged dry weather and will green up again when there is adequate water. This goes for Cowgrass, Serangoon and most hybrids of Bermuda and Zoysia. Yours didn’t last year? That’s what you get when you buy new types of grass you don’t know enough. Your grass is not healthy? Its usually due to poor maintenance. Let it die and switch to artificial grass next year. No I don’t sell artificial grass, I just sympathise with poorly managed living grass.  

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Siram rumput

Posted by mynormas on February 7, 2014

Sprinkler irrigation in a golf course

Proses penyiraman padang golf

Menyiram adalah aktiviti ‘instinct’ penggemar rumput ataupun lanskap. Lebih dari membaja atau memotong. Mungkin kerana ia paling mudah atau paling murah atau kerana kita juga boleh merasa dahaga kita boleh empati dengan rumput yang kekurangan air.

Watering is an instinctive activity for most grass or landscape owners; especially in the Malaysian context, 2,500mm of rain notwithstanding. Whether a 200 acre golf course or postage stamp lawn, we water our lawns regularly. Two days of no rain and we would be watering our grass even if looks like it will rain later in the day.

I am arguing that the timing and schedule of watering needs to be examined.

  1. Lets not water late in the evening. Watering in the evening causes the water to left in the soil when the weather is cool and in Malaysia; humid. Damp and wet soil conditions too often can lead to diseases and algae. Plus, we are watering AFTER the grass have dehydrated! Water in the morning so that there will be water in the soil for the grass when the sun is heating up.
  2. Don’t water every 24 hours or any other regular schedule. Water deeply and irregularly. Keep in tune with the water needs of the grass, don’t stress them too much but don’t water them too easily too; we want the grass to have deep roots.
  3. There is another method called ‘syringing’ especially for grass that is cut at a low cutting height. Its about ‘wetting’ the grass when the sun is at its hottest. Don’t worry about what you read that the sun will turn the water droplets into magnifying glass type of concave lens and focus the ray onto the leaf; the water will evaporate before any major damage is done.

Kebanyakkan kita menyiram rumput, terutama nya masa baru tanam. Ini bagus. Tetapi pada pandangan saya, kebanyakkan orang terlalu banyak siram dan ‘timing’ siram juga salah. Saya mempunyai beberapa pendapat.

  1. Siram di waktu pagi. Dengan cara ini air akan ada di dalam tanah bila tiba tengahari dan matahari terik. Menyiram di waktu petang pada hari panas ibarat memberi air kepada orang yang dah nak mati kehausan. Menyiram di waktu petang juga mengakibatkan tanah basah di waktu malam yang akan menggalakkan penyakit dan lumut.
  2. Siram ikut keperluan. Bila siram, siram banyak (supaya air masuk jauh ke bawah) dan jangan siram ikut jadual. Menyiram ikut jadual menyebabkan kita siram waktu air masih ada dalam tanah dan ini 1. membazir dan 2. memanjakan rumput. Rumput tidak belajar untuk mencari air. Check tanah, dengan cara memijak ataupun mengorek sedikit dengan jari untuk tengok basah atau tidak.
  3. ‘Syringe’. Kadang kadang, matahari terlalu terik dan kita kesian kat rumput yang layu. Cahaya matahari juga boleh membakar pasir topdressing kita dan mematikan akar rerambut (root hair) di permukaan atas tanah. Apa yang saya cadangkan – terutamanya rumput yang di potong pendek dan kawasan terdedah – ialah menyejukkan rumput dengan siraman lima minit ataupun dua pusingan penuh sprinkler pada waktu tengahari dan awal petang. Jangan takut pada teori bahawa air akan bertindak sebagai kanta untuk cahaya matahari membakar daun; kalau ia dah panas macam tu, air itu akan melowap.

Jika rumput anda telah kuning akibat kurang siram; kemungkinan besar ia tidak mati, hanya menjadi dorman. Teruskan siram supaya ia tidak mati terus. Bila cuaca dah sesuai, insya Allah ia akan baik semula.

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A friend in need…

Posted by mynormas on February 4, 2014

Managing a golf club is difficult and expensive. Maintaining a golf course or field is challenging. I’ve been there, done that and would like to share my experiences: hence this website, a couple of books that I’m working on and a consultancy.

Its a pity some clubs practice the saying “a consultant is someone called in at the last minute to share the blame” to the extreme, because though my charges are considered expensive by Malaysian standards, getting it wrong is an even more expensive and embarrassing.  And boy, have I seen some major lessons.

From bad choice of grass (I wouldn’t call it ‘wrong grass’, just ‘bad choice’) to expensive selection of machinery to dead grass, I’ve seen them all.

I don’t do cheap and I rarely give discounts. What I do give, is free service. Yes.  Free. But only one time. Not even transport cost if you are in the Klang Valley or in the general area of where I will be if outside the Klang Valley. One day or one inspection round (I don’t play  during work).

Some days what you or your people need is just a second opinion, or even a third one when there is conflict. I can do that.

Why am I making this offer? Well, a friend faced a major problem today and we communicated. I could feel the relief he felt being able to discuss with someone sincere and

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not trying to sell him anything.  Did I solve his problem? He did it himself, I just facilitated his reasoning with stuff that he already has in his store.

What’s in it for me? It felt good. It felt good because I helped a friend. It felt good because I had a hand in making one golf course better. It felt good because I learnt a new thing or two.

So go ahead. Give me a call. Or email me. Or if you are embarrassed, get a temporary Yahoo or Gmail email under a fake name and write a question on this website so others can benefit or even contribute. If you email me under a fake name, I may take my time to reply and chances are, I will put it up on this website anyway.

My email for Q&A is mynormasATconsultant.com (replacing the AT with @) and my Malaysian office number is o3 5131 oo66. Do let it ring, we do a lot of field work and the call will be transferred to a mobile phone if no one picks up.

Oh… if you have any special requests for a topic to discuss or write about (because you want to show it to someone) that can work too. Maybe. It depends on the relevance and my time.

So good luck and Happy New Year!

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Buying a machine

Posted by mynormas on January 27, 2014

This article is not about “what machine to buy”; but about “why you should consider buying a tractor instead of a golf course machine”. In the context of Malaysia; there is just not enough of good mechanics for golf courses especially for golf courses that are further away from KL or major cities where suppliers will have their support teams. And lets face it, most suppliers are pretty stretched in trying to meet demands of after-sales support too.

So why don’t golf courses that don’t have good mechanics and cannot depend on suppliers back-up consider buying tractor mounted mowers to mow their roughs? Or even fairways?

Good fairway from a cheap tractor

Good fairway from a cheap tractor

I know you will give the answer: a five-gang mower will give a better quality of cut than a tractor mounted/towed reel mower, let alone rotary mower. Really? Maybe in the beginning. MAY. BE.

I’m sure you will agree that a tractor mounted or towed rotary mower that’s  out in the field working will give you a better quality rough or fairway than a five-gang mower in the workshop. Never mind the cost of repairs. Never mind the cost of back-lapping or grinding the reels. Never mind the cost of bedknives.

I’ve seen a golf course that don’t know how to set the height on their reel mowers buy a rough mower that sat in the workshop more than it works in the field. And that machine, that only a good golf course mechanic can repair, costs ten times more than a mini-tractor that their current mechanic, or the mechanic at the oil palm plantation next door, or the mechanic at the nearest heavy machinery workshop in town can handle.

The lovegrass just springs back up behind the mower. But notice that the leaves are quite nice.

The lovegrass just springs back up behind the mower.

I’ve seen a golf course that’s infested with lovegrass (Chrysopogon aciculatus) trying to solve the problem with 11-bladed reels on their fairway mower! No kidding! I was there the day the delivery was made. The delivery guy shrugged and said “that’s what they ordered” when I pointed at the box and looked at him wide-eyed. Months later they asked me how to solve the lovegrass problem: I said, “rotary mowers pulled by mini tractors!” They bought two China-made mini tractors with rotary mowers (they call them slashers) for half the cost of a single five-gang mower, and their fairways looked so much better.

Lets keep this short and to the point. For Malaysian golf courses, football fields, local councils or anyone else that don’t have a good (experienced, trained, qualified) mechanic buy tractors or mini tractors  with rotary mowers or slashers or mowas or even reel mowers. You will find them cheaper by a whole lot. Cheaper to buy and cheaper to maintain. Heck, you can even find reliable second-hand tractors good enough! Only problem with that is you may end up with a few brands or models of tractors on your field.

A word of advice; buy four-wheel drive tractors even if your field is flat. It gives better traction when the field is wet without damaging your grass.

The best thing about a tractor is; you can use it for many other things with the right implements; that tractor can help you with transport, spraying, aeration etc. No. That is not the best thing. The best thing is that it is cheap. Much cheap. More-than-half-the-price kinda cheap.

You will find a lot more people to help you maintain it; especially if you are not near KL or other major cities. Especially compared to a purpose-built, single-use five-gang mower.

To my friends who sell golf course machinery; this is about the client. Not your machine, not your brand.

Among the many possible uses of a tractor.

Among the many possible uses of a tractor.

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Drainage

Posted by mynormas on January 20, 2014

It is said that there are three important things on a golf course and they are: drainage, drainage and drainage.

In a talk to club managers in an MGA event, I tried to explain the issue especially the part about helping water to get to the drains: the dethatching, the scarifying and especially the aeration part.

Saliran adalah isu penting untuk padang golf, dan sebarang kawasan yang ditanam dengan rumput hiasan. Seorang pemain golf terkenal yang kini menjadi seorang pereka padang golf pernah berkata; “Ada tiga perkara yang paling penting untuk sebuah padang golf, saliran, saliran dan saliran”. Di sini saya cuba untuk menekan kan bahawa ianya bukan sahaja tentang parit dan salir air, tetapi ia juga tentang bagaimana air boleh tembus atau masuk ke dalam tanah. Contohnya melalui proses ‘Pengudaraan‘ ataupun ‘slicing’

Slicing will help with aeration and water penetration.

Slicing will help with aeration and water penetration.

 

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20 year-old greens

Posted by mynormas on January 7, 2014

Some of us in Malaysia seem to make it look like there is an unwritten rule that greens need replacing at a certain age. I decided to explore this at a forum in Pahang, two years ago. These were my slides, some are self-explanatory and some… well you should have been there.

<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”https://www.slideshare.net/normas98/20-year-old-greens-for-upload&#8221; title=”20 year old greens. A discussion. ” target=”_blank”>20 year old greens. A discussion. </a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/normas98&#8243; target=”_blank”>Normas Yakin</a></strong> </div>

 

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Rumput Banjir

Posted by mynormas on December 16, 2013

File pic: Flooded field.  Gambar hiasan.

File pic: Flooded field.
Gambar hiasan.

With the amount of rain some of our friends have faced and will face, there are bound to be some people who are worried about their flooded lawns, or fields, or perhaps even golf course. What should we do? Most of the time, the flooding is of a day or so; which means that the grass would usually survive and there are other more pressing things to worry about. But when we’ve settled them all and it’s time to look at our precious grass; or perhaps for those whose jobs are to look after grass, what should we do? Well, firstly removed as much remaining water as possible from your grass; whether it is visible standing water or sub-surface water. Then remove whatever was brought in by the water; visible debris is easy but when it comes to silt and fine sand; those will clog up your soil profile and cause future drainage problems. If possible, wash off the silt with high volume of irrigation water. Preferably not the kind you can drink, coz it sounds like, you know, a sin to use precious water at times like these. Then when the weather has improved, do some aeration to penetrate the silt layer; to be on the safe side.

Musim monsun, banjir, tengkujuh sekarang memang mencabar. Walau apa kita panggil keadaan cuaca sekarang dan sesiapa pun kita nak salahkan, yang penting sekali ialah kita dan orang orang kita selamat. Lepas tu kita cuba untuk selamatkan harta benda kita.

Selalunya air banjir akan surut selepas beberapa hari dan kebanyakkan rumput akan boleh bertahan keadaan air banjir untuk beberapa hari itu. Bila air surut, kita akan mempunyai lebih banyak perkara yang lebih penting yang perlu kita selesaikan sebelum kita nak fikir tentang rumput ataupun halaman kita. Tapi bila semua yang lain dah settle ataupun untuk orang yang kerjanya memang menjaga rumput samada di taman ataupun di padang, apa seterusnya?

Pertama sekali, kita mesti keluarkan sisa air bertakung di atas permukaan rumput dan juga berusaha untuk mengeluarkan air yang bertakung. Gunakan pam air, atau gunakan hos untuk sedut secara ‘siphon’ (macam dulu… curi petrol dari kereta orang) ataupun guna cangkul untuk buat longkang sementara supaya air mengalir keluar.

Gambar hiasan: membuang pasir yang terlalu tebal.

Gambar hiasan: membuang pasir yang terlalu tebal.

Kedua, kita bersihkan apa yang air banjir bawak masuk. Daun kering, kayu, sampah yang dulu kita buang merata (padan muka!), pampers dan apa apa yang bukan berasal dari rumput kita, kita buang. Yang kita nampak senang, tapi yang kita kurang perasan seperti selut dan pasir halus yang mendak adalah merbahaya pada masa panjang kerana ia boleh menyumbat profil tanah kita dan menyebabkan air tak boleh tembus ke bawah. Ia juga mempunyai potensi membawa unsur-unsur lain yang boleh mengubah sifat kimia tanah kita. Gunakan cara manual dengan penyapu, penyodok, cangkul, tangan dan sebagainya. Ataupun gunakan air untuk ‘pancut’ selut dan pasir lari.

Ketiga, repair kawasan yang rosak – jika ada. Beli rumput baru dan tanam ataupun ‘curi’ dari kawasan sempadan kawasan sendiri. Ataupun curi dari belakang tiang gol ataupun sempadan green dan collar yang jauh dari tempat golfer masuk. Ganti di tempat yang rosak tadi.

Tebuk tanah untuk 'pengudaraan'

Tebuk tanah untuk ‘pengudaraan’

Keempat, bila cuaca dah kurang hujan dan kita lebih banyak masa; lakukan pengudaraan iaitu menebuk tanah sedalam lebih kurang empat inci dan gantikan dengan pasir baru. Ini akan membantu air masuk melepasi struktur/profil tanah yang telah rosak akibat di cemari selut dan pasir halus. Topdress untuk menutup lubang baru itu. Jika anda biar ia terbuka, selut boleh masuk jika banjir berlaku lagi.

Kelima, belajar dari kesilapan. Dimana anda boleh buat benteng? Di mana anda boleh tambah perparitan? Bolehkan anda guna pagar yang mempunyai lubang lebih halus supaya kurang sampah masuk? Dan sebagainya.

Selamat Mencuba!

 

 

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Vacancy: Course Supt

Posted by mynormas on November 28, 2013

Dear friends, a newly reconstructed golf course in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia is looking for suitable persons to be their golf course superintendent. The course is still under construction but it won’t be long before it takes shape and they would like to find persons with relevant experience, knowledge and qualifications to apply.

If you think you fit the bill, do email your resume. Please do not direct your questions to me for I am in no position to answer them. Closing date is 15th of December.

They did not specifically mention about other posts presumably because it would probably be too premature given that the club will take some time before it starts operation. But I suppose there is no harm if you want to try; no need to ask my permission.

From my previous experience with this kind of applications; I strongly suggest you put a cover letter on top of your resume and in the cover letter you state a summary of who you are and why you are The One.

Good luck.

Gambar hiasan. File picture, no connection to golf course in question.

Gambar hiasan.
File picture, no connection to golf course in question.

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