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How many staff in a Malaysian golf course?

Posted by mynormas on October 11, 2011


I visited a golf course that was built in an oil palm plantation; for the second time yesterday. The golf course was started in 1917 as three holes, finished as 9 holes in 1929 and was completed as 18 holes only a few years ago.
But what fascinated me was that it had only 5 permanent workers to keep it going. I guess it had to do on how it was built. It was flat, it had few landscaping features and there were almost no slopes (whether drain, bunker, hill etc) there. They also had big trees that were planted far enough apart that machine can mow between them. And they had cowgrass on fairways and serangoon on the old 9.
The guy in charge believed in mechanization and I could see the big and relatively new machinery working on the golf course. And best of all? I’ve seen worse golf courses that had more than three times the number of staff this course had. When I praised him and his assistant (who attended to me in my second visit because the boss was sick) their immediate reaction was to say: I have dedicated staff.
We have a lot to learn from En. Azman and his team Carey Island Golf Club.

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