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Overall Survey Results:


Where Would You Cut First? A USGA Green Section Survey


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The economy has forced many golf course managers to reevaluate priorities when it comes to course maintenance. If the decision was yours how would you reduce costs? Ten areas are listed below. Please rank them in order from 1 thru 10 with 1 being the first area on which you would reduce spending and 10 being the last area on which you would reduce spending.
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1 = The first area on which you would reduce spending
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Number of
  Responses
Ranking
Score*
Tree care
   
881 2.5
Tees
   
881 7.1
Fairway
   
881 7.5
Roughs
   
881 3.8
Approaches
   
881 7.3
Turf areas surrounding the greens (excluding approaches)
   
881 5.9
Club grounds
   
881 4.2
Ornamentals on the course
   
881 2.1
Bunkers
   
881 4.8
Greens
 
881 9.8
*The Ranking Score is the weighted average calculated by dividing the sum of all weighted rankings by the number of total responses.