The odor you smell on the golf course is the odor of going green. We are spreading an organic fertilizer made from chicken manure and it does have a strong smell to it. Every spring and fall we apply an organic fertilizer and we are seeing gains from it now. We see gains from organic fertilizers because they feed the soil which feeds the plant over a long period of time. Synthetic fertilizers typically feed the plant only and you will continually have to apply them to get the desired results.
The smell should dissipate throughout the day and be all gone by Thursday afternoon. It is a small price to pay for being green.