Municipal and public golf are suffering, and few know why, but the solution is simple. If you reduce maintenance costs, improve quality and increase rounds of play it will turn any course around.
The three biggest expenses on any golf course are labor, fertilizer and chemicals. Most superintendents believe all three are critical and if they could spend more money on all three the quality would be better. So they always ask for a bigger budget on all three.
However, if there was a way to reduce all three and improve the quality, would superintendents be interested?
Fertigation can reduce all three, while improving quality. We have done just that many times, and it can grow municipal golf.