Get On The Green Contest - Compost

Compost, AKA "Black Gold", has become somewhat of a lost art in the golf industry. What use to be the basis of a golf courses nutrition program is now enjoying a "Renaissance" due to fuel prices, environmental concerns and the bottom line.

Throughout the months of September and October we are inviting submissions to learn how your golf course has embraced the use of compost and/or started your own composting program. We want in on your dirty secrets!

The submission deadline is October 31st 2009, so hurry up and pass it on to your friends.

Here’s what we need to know from you

Name of Golf Course:


Your Name and Position:

Contact Information:

How much compost do you generate annually:

Explain what goes in to the compost (i.e. leaves, clippings, kitchen waste, cardboard, algae):

How many years have you been doing this?:

Where do you use the compost?:

How do you apply it?:

What is the process you use to create a your compost? (how many times do you turn it? what does your compost facility look like?):

Do you have any numbers of Approx. Fertilizer or topsoil/compost budget you've saved?:

What do the staff, golfers and/or management think:

Do you have photos of before and after, please attach them along with the above required information in an email to

Submissions will be reviewed by and Dixon Golf. The monthly winner will receive a Voucher for One Dozen Dixon Earth Golf Balls. All submissions will be posted in the monthly contest re-cap so that we can all learn from your efforts.

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