Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Turf Center Office Trailer at Morro Bay Golf Course

Rear of old trailier circa 19??
Our Turf Center office trailer was so old that no one could remember how long it had been there and we have staff that has been at the course for over 30 years!  That is scary or perhaps a testament to how well our staff takes care of our assets.  Regardless of how well cared for a modular office trailer likely has a best before date and our old trailer was well past that date.  Well out with the old and in with the new!

View from the front of the old trailer
The new trailer is a nice upgrade for our staff to hold meetings and eat their lunches...and perhaps get some paper work done.  This is just another step in the constant process of moving the golf course in the right dierction.  Please stay tuned to the blog for more improvements coming soon.  actually some of the improvements have already happened, but just have not been updated to the blog.  We have been busy!!  Enjoy the photos below that document our progress with this project.

Grading the area

New base material

These guys can lay some asphalt, done in less than 45 minutes

What a sight for sore eyes!

Backing the new trailer in place.  It is always fun to watch a good operator!

Compare to the rear of the old trailer above.  The new retaining wall will
help us to keep our new digs nice and clean.

Ready for business.
"If profanity had an influence on the flight of the golf ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is."
~ Horace G. Hutchison, British player and golf writer

Friday, May 18, 2012

Leadership Symposium at GCSAA headquarter

In March, I attended the leadership symposium at GCSAA headquarters with about 50 of my peers throughout the United States and Canada.  What a great experience this was to mingle with other chapter leaders and our chapter executives to find out what they are doing to inspire and promote their individual chapters as well as the golf industry itself.  Improving our chapters, associations, and industry cannot be conquered by individuals alone, but together we will succeed!  The Field Service staff has been put in place to help facilitate the connection between golf course superintendents and their chapters, as well as, provide a voice for our regions back at headquarters.
Overall the experience was a real treat and a great way to cap off a good month following the Golf Industry and Show.  I made some great contacts, learned about our associations goals, and took away some ideas that will help our chapter continue to move toward growing.  It was also great to see headquarters and visit the museum of equipment that was the beginning to what is now a very technological age.  Enjoy the photos and please help grow the game of golf by inviting a new potential golfer out to play this year, pass along all of the great benefits golf provides, or get out and play more golf yourself.  This is a great game and together we will make it even better!

Old Tom Morris at GCSAA headquarters in Lawrence Kansas

Our chapter brick
Early aerification equipment