Perfection and Expectation Management


Serenity! Beauty! Perfection! Those are the words that I would use describe the landscape maintained on a golf course. As a golfer those are the conditions I would expect when I spend money to play. During my undergrad I was taught how to maintain turf. In my mind I was going to push the limits to achieve perfection. Unfortuntately, school did not mention the constraints superintendents are required to overcome such as budget, manpower or equipment.

This week I learned a tough lesson.   There is not always enough time or resources at your disposal to do things the way they should and compromise needs to be made. I wish I could have known that before I got started in this industry. So it is time to move on and do something different.

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