Knowledge of golf green construction methods is necessary for students who will work in the golf course maintenance industry. Field demonstrations are seldom practical due primarily to economic constraints. To provide this information, golf green construction was taught using lecture, videotape, and scale models. In a survey conducted over a 5-year period, 66% of the students found the lecture to be very useful while 72% percent indicated the video was very useful. The student survey indicated that 74% thought that construction of the model increased their knowledge of golf greens types and 70% indicated it increased their knowledge of golf greens construction. Integration of video and active learning with lecture provided an opportunity for students to critically and visually evaluate their own work.
golf green construction, turfgrass management