Course superintendents want respect - Your golf game depends on it

Released on = May 21, 2007, 10:37 am

Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Superintendents: The most important people you don\'t see at
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Press Release Body = By Kiel Christianson,
They are the most crucial people at a golf course. And they are the most overlooked.

Such is a course superintendent\'s life.

Survey after survey shows that golfers care about course conditions most, much more
than the design of the course itself. Great greens trump ingenious risk-reward
par-4s. Every time. Yet celebrity golf course architects draw fees in the millions
and have their names plastered all over the course advertising.

The golf course superintendents? They\'re far out of sight - often at a hidden
maintenance area - and usually even farther from mind.

It\'s the equivalent of celebrating Nick Harper while ignoring Peyton Manning.

\"I do think part of it has to do with the fact that superintendents are usually out
away from the clubhouse at a maintenance shed that\'s often set back out of view for
aesthetic purposes,\" said Bill Newton, media/public relations director for the Golf
Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). \"I think course
superintendents may tend to be a little more reserved by nature, too, more
interested in plants and botany than most people. Obviously that\'s a generalization

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May 18, 2007
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