The 12 Days of Christmas – Golf Course Superintendent Version

By Larry Gilhuly, director, Northwest Region
December 13, 2010

(Sung to the tune of “12 Days of Christmas”)

 

On the first day of Christmas my players gave to me

Unrealistic expectations green to tee.

 

On the second day of Christmas my players gave to me

Too many ball marks

with unrealistic expectations green to tee.

 

On the third day of Christmas my players gave to me

Three broken rakes,

Too many ball marks

with unrealistic expectations green to tee.

 

On the fourth day of Christmas my players gave to me

Four carts for four,

Three broken rakes,

Too many ball marks

with unrealistic expectations green to tee.

 

On the fifth day of Christmas my players gave to me

Five wet tire marks! 

Four carts for four.

Three broken rakes.

Too many ball marks

with unrealistic expectations green to tee.

 

On the sixth day of Christmas my players gave to me

Six moved markers,

Five wet tire marks! 

Four carts for four,

Three broken rakes,

Too many ball marks

with unrealistic expectations green to tee.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas my players gave to me

Seven unfixed divots,

Six moved markers,

Five wet tire marks! 

Four carts for four.

Three broken rakes.

Too many ball marks

with unrealistic expectations green to tee.

 

On the eighth day of Christmas my players gave to me

Eight missed cart signs,

Seven unfixed divots,

Six moved markers,

Five wet tire marks! 

Four carts for four,

Three broken rakes,

Too many ball marks

with unrealistic expectations green to tee.

 

On the ninth day of Christmas my players gave to me

Nine broken tees,

Eight missed cart signs,

Seven unfixed divots,

Six moved markers,

Five wet tire marks! 

Four carts for four,

Three broken rakes,

Too many ball marks

with unrealistic expectations green to tee.

 

On the tenth day of Christmas my players gave to me

Ten unraked bunkers,

Nine broken tees,

Eight missed cart signs,

Seven unfixed divots,

Six moved markers,

Five wet tire marks! 

Four carts for four,

Three broken rakes,

Too many ball marks

with unrealistic expectations green to tee.

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas my players gave to me

Eleven ropes stepped on,

Ten unraked bunkers,

Nine broken tees,

Eight missed cart signs,

Seven unfixed divots,

Six moved markers,

Five wet tire marks! 

Four carts for four,

Three broken rakes,

Too many ball marks

with unrealistic expectations green to tee.

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas listen to my plea,

Please avoid ropes,

Rake the bunkers,

Clean broken tees,

Follow the cart signs,

Replace your divots,

Don’t move the markers,

Avoid all wet spots! 

Ride carts together,

Report broken rakes,

Fix your ball marks

And your golf course will improve. 

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