Grazing geese can cause quite a bit of harm to golf course-quality turfgrass. They flock to greens, fairways, lakes and ponds – hallowed turf in the eyes of a superintendent. Similarly, business, park and grounds managers don’t want geese on their properties, walkways and fields. Their trail of feathers and, well, “goose deuce” isn’t hard to miss.
While most Golf Course Superintendents get into the business because they enjoy working outside, cutting greens or seeding, often the most difficult aspects of the job deal with time and people management. Our own turfgrass expert Jerry Kershasky says it best, “Observation is the key to being successful.”