Golf Course Management

MAR 2019

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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66 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 03.19 and deliver inspiring presentations while making sure your core prin- ciples and philosophies are alive within your staff meetings. Constantly build relationships. Interact with guests, owners and other staff mem - bers. Attend or host events. Talk to people. All of these activities create deeper relationships and open opportunities to make the club better — to make you better. en project your message into the golf industry. Attend events. Write articles. Enter contests. Volunteer to serve in industry associa - tions or activities. You will soon find that you get back more than you give. Once you have raised your level of club and community profession - alism, expand your outreach and impact into the world at large. Cre- ative superintendents have contributed beyond golf in many ways, from helping with Habitat for Humanity to National Golf Day activities in Washington, D.C., to being featured on the front page of the New York Times. Take your skills and find a problem that you can solve and tell that story. Remember that emailing and texting are great ways to reach a large audience quickly, and they expand your professional presence exponen - tially. What about a blog? Technology is an amazing tool for broaden- ing the scope of the information you share while validating your profes- sionalism at the highest level. How far you go is up to you, but if you Superintendent volunteers lay sod on the National Mall as part of the GCSAA's commitment to support National Golf Day and "We Are Golf" activities. The ability and willingness to serve in small (local) and large (global) ways are trademarks of the professional golf course superintendent. Photo courtesy of Anthony L. Williams

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