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Course Consulates

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Summing It Up Making the extra effort to help foreign workers feel comfortable in their jobs can pay off in many ways. The language barrier should be attacked from both ends—full-time staff should learn Spanish at the same time that part-time workers are helped with English. Teaching course workers to golf can improve job satisfaction […]


Getting the Green Light

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Summing It Up Open lines of communication between superintendents and club and committee members are essential for effective capital projects planning. Develop a written master plan that identifies short-range and long-range goals. Keep renovation and operations costs within your budget. Earmark about 10 percent of the annual maintenance budget for equipment replacement. Contract out major […]


Surviving Hell and High Water

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Summing It Up Superintendents should fill up their gas tanks and equipment with fuel before a hurricane strikes. Contracts should be in place with reputable companies for generators and cleanup equipment before a storm comes ashore. One of the greatest ironies of catastrophic storms is that they can actually leave courses without water; having backup […]


Women Make Their Mark

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Summing It Up More women are filling managerial positions in the club and resort business, but their numbers still trail those of their male counterparts. The top women in their fields feel accepted by their male colleagues and their memberships. New undergraduate educational opportunities are bringing more women into the business, and continuing education opportunities […]