Featured Blog - Wichita Country Club Golf Course Management
By James F. Moore, director, Green Section EducationMay 28, 2014
In the last Mid-Continent update I discussed the
value of superintendents using blogs to keep their players, leadership and
others informed of course maintenance activities. My goal is to feature some of
the region’s best blogs in this update in the hope that other superintendents
will follow the lead of their compatriots.
In the last issue, I highlighted the blog of Joe Watcher,
director of Grounds and Landscape of Glen Echo Country Club in Missouri. This
issue features the blog
of Brian White, golf course superintendent at Wichita
Country Club. In one of the best uses of a blog, Brian provides insight into an
upcoming project that will at least temporarily interrupt play on the course.
The project involves the conversion of the roughs to Riviera bermudagrass and
requires the application of herbicides, renovation work and seeding. Brian does
an excellent job of letting the membership know what to expect including safety
concerns. He does this in a few short but very descriptive paragraphs without
using technical jargon. Too many of us forget that using technical jargon is a
sure way to lose the attention of golfers who want to know what is going on but
don’t want to have to learn new six syllable words that only chemists and
superintendents find fascinating.
Brian’s blog provides important, interesting and
timely information concerning this major improvement project. The short time it
takes to provide periodic updates as the project progresses are well worth the
extra effort. Follow this link to see Brian’s blog for yourself - http://wichitacountryclubgcm.blogspot.com/.
Nice job Brian.
F. Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
on the USGA’s Course Consulting
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