Thursday, February 18, 2010
Steps for a Better Golf Management Business, Step #4
A list of each budget line item should be addressed and at minimum should contain the following:
Water Chemical Controls
Travel and Education Uniforms and Laundry
A sample of a budget template can be viewed at;
The culmination, recording and assembly of this information will demonstrate that sufficient thought and consideration went into this portion of the business plan for your golf maintenance programs. Presentation and defending the budget and your programs will be much easier for the simple reason that everything you will present has a purpose based on the desires of the membership, the actual hours needed to perform the desired tasks and the need for the supplies to fulfill the maintenance and projects desired. Obviously, the more information supplied to the budget approval persons the better chance your plan will not be scrutinized and approved as submitted.
If and when the maintenance operation is relegated to saving expense items a well prepared budget will make the savings decisions easier by the virtue of the documentation process. An example; if you know how much it costs each day to rake bunkers an alternate plan can be devised and the savings amounts can be discovered much simpler.
Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan