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Web URL(s):http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/turfgrass/PDF/careofthegreen.pdf
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Material Type:Book
Monographic Author(s):Lees, Peter W.
Author Affiliation:Golf Course Architect
Monograph Title:Care of the Green, 1918.
# of Pages:93
Publishing Information:New York, NY: C. B. Wilcox & Co.
Collation:93 pp.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Construction; Establishment; Golf greens; Rolling; Earthworm control; Grow in; Seasonal maintenance; Golf courses
Abstract/Contents:Includes: Course construction; Building the green; Hillside greens; Rolling the green; Worms on the green; Care of the green; Spring work on the green; Early work on the golf course; Early summer work on the golf course; Mid-summer work on the golf course; General review of the greenkeeper's work.
Library of Congress
Subject Headings:
Golf courses -- Maintenance
Note:Title page includes list of nine under "Golf Courses in America," and thirteen under "Golf Courses in Europe," below "Golf Course Architect."
"In the following series of articles which I am to have the privilege of writing for THE "PRO," it shall be my endeavor to put as plainly as possible the several methods which I have found from a long experience to be the most successful means of securing the best results in laying out, building, etc., a modern golf course."
Includes advertisements (Versulfa) p. 36 & (Dunlop ball) p. 60.
Annotation from Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf, by James B Beard, Harriet J. Beard and James C Beard:"A truly rare book that is a must for collectors of historical turfgrass books. It is a small book on the construction, establishment, and culture of turfgrasses on putting greens, turfed tees, and fairways of golf courses in the United States. The last six chapters encompass a seasonal calendar of turfgrass maintenance practices. The chapter subject titles include the following:

- Course Construction
- Building the Green
- Hillside Greens
- Rolling the Green
- Worms on the Green
- Care of the Green
- Spring Work on the Golf Course
- Early Work on the Golf Course
- Early Summer Work on the Golf Course
- Summer Work on the Golf Course
- Mid-Summer Work on the Golf Course
- General Review of the Greenkeepers Work
" p. 268
Beard Section Heading:Bibliography of books/monographs on turfgrass culture
Beard Rarity Statement:Truly rare
Beard Special Note:Identified by James B Beard in Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf (2014) as being old and rare based on his experience.
Geographic Terms:United States
Annotation from
Golf Course Design,
by Geoffrey S. Cornish and Michael J. Hurdzan:
"Lees was greenkeeper at Royal Mid-Surrey in England. He came to America in 1912 to build courses for Charles Blair Macdonald, specifically Lido Golf Club on Long Island. He then built courses for other architects including A.W. Tillinghast and did some design work on his own, notably Hempstead Golf Club on Long Island and the first nine of Ives Hill Country Club, Watertown, NY." p. 120
Cornish & Hurdzan Ratings:D1; C3; M3; H5; P2
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Quotable quotes"I also trust that the articles may be of some help to my fellow greenkeepers and aid them in their none too easy task of giving to their members a course over which it is a pleasure to play, with the result that complaints against this long suffering individual will be reduced to a minimum. Golf today, compared to what it was, say ten years ago, is entirely changed and no comparison can be drawn between the links of today and what they were then. A few years ago the golfer was quite content with anything so long as he could get around the course in comparative comfort. If the putting greens were anything decent at all he did not mind and little grumbling was heard."
"Use a mower fitted with a roller, and keep the grass low enough for a putting surface, which means mowing as often as it requires; in fact, in my opinion, this operation cannot be overdone. Mow often and close is my motto and always has been. Now by using a roller mower the surface gets all the rolling required."
"I am perhaps a bit old fashioned in some people's opinion, but I hold the opinion and I am speaking from experience that too little sand is used on the greens nowadays. I am a strong believer in sand as a dressing for turf."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Lees, Peter W. 1918. Care of the Green. 93 pp. New York, NY: C. B. Wilcox & Co.
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