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 the golf club. Feature stories at TravelGolf.com
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 though.\"
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May 18, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.