31 Aug '12, 11pm

Nominate a superintendent for the 2012 TurfNet award

The job of a golf course superintendent often is like playing against the house in Las Vegas. Every year it's something new, hurricanes, tornadoes or intense storms that pack tree-toppling winds and are capable of sprinting nearly 1,000 miles in a single afternoon – as was the case this summer when millions across the eastern half of the country were introduced to the term derecho. Then there is drought, flooding, searing heat and stress caused from insects and disease. Indeed, many of the challenges facing golf course superintendents come in the way of extremes, but even when weather conditions are relatively benign the job also requires one to be a self-disciplined, multi-tasking agronomist in charge of managing the club’s most valuable asset. In fact, a golf course superintendent also must be a multi-lingual manager, babysitter, accountant, electrician, hydraulics exper...

Full article: http://golfweek.com/news/2012/aug/31/nominate-superintend...

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