We maintain the course minimally, open after frost delays, service equipment, take down dangerous trees here and there, plant some new trees and, occasionally, when winter gets confused and thinks it’s summer, three or four of us do the work of 15 or 16.
We must keep in mind that these potential course-damaging events are par for the course. They come with the job.
Don’t forget who enables you to maintain a great golf course, and don’t forget to let them know how much you appreciate their hard work. It goes a long way.
Sustainable golf is the future of golf and an unintended perk to this movement just might be that superintendents will find their golf courses user-friendly.