Friday, August 19, 2016

I spent the first part of the past week at a conference in Tasmania that was held at Barnbougle and although the sun was out it was exceptionally cold although one of my playing partners in the golf was wearing shorts!! 

The daunting tee shot at Lost Farm #5

One of the presentations about communication with members had this as a final slide highlighting some of the tasks required of a modern day golf course superintendent which I thought showed the diverse range of tasks required;  

Environmental audits

Environmental reports

Environmental sustainability

Environmental compliance

Human resource plans

Human resource strategies

Human resource policies

Performance goals

Performance appraisals

Master plans

Capital works and budgets

OHS policies

Position descriptions even for apprentices

Strategic plans

Living documents

Staff induction

Professional development







When do we ever get time to smell the grass??

The temporary greens continue to develop and should provide an excellent alternative putting surface during the West course greens works.  Planning still continues with one of the next tasks to undertake some soil testing of the sand that has been stockpiled for the project.  Nearly 600 tonne of sand will be required for each green which even just transporting it in creates a logistical minefield.

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