Golf Course Management

JUL 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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48 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 07.19 AT THE TURN (personal development) Marc Weston, CGCS Walking the talk Committee work, networking and volunteering line the path to a rewarding journey through this industry. Editor's note: A version of this article appeared in the December 2018 issue of Connecticut Clippings, the newsletter of the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents. In Connecticut, history and its lessons seem to lie around every corner. One famous former Connecticut resident — the late author Mark Twain — frequently (though likely erroneously) is credited with having said, "Golf is a good walk spoiled." While I do not agree that the great game of golf spoils anything, I do take to heart the value of simply walking, talking and learning with others. My own journey of networking, serving and growing in our industry has led to my current role as president of the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents. It's difficult to believe that I am already more than midway through my two-year term. During this time, I have done my best to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself to "take a good walk" — without hitting a single shot. ‡rough the following examples, I hope to inspire all GCSAA members to do the same, in ways — at the local, state or national level — that are personally meaningful. A walk as a delegate My first "walk" in my role as president was in November 2017, when I represented our as- sociation at the GCSAA chapter delegates meeting in Lawrence, Kan. Walking in the shoes of a delegate with many peers from across the country, I learned first- I have done my best to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself to "take a good walk" — without hitting a single shot. The path Marc Weston, CGCS, has traveled through his long career in the golf course industry has included several memorable stops, like this one to Washington, D.C., for the 2018 National Golf Day. Here he's pictured at left, with Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut (center) and Scott Ramsay, CGCS. Photos courtesy of Marc Weston

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