It is really starting to feel like fall up here in Northern Michigan, it won't be long until we start to hear the snow forecasts, it comes too soon every year. Blog post about fall projects and aerification seem to be everywhere, if you have a Blog let me know, if you don't take a look at some of these for inspiration and start one this winter.
Yesterday I spoke to Steve Hammon, Past President of the MiGCSA and Superintendent at Traverse City Golf and Country Club about his latest blog entry on aerification http://tcgccgrounds.blogspot.com/. Steve really does a great job with member communication, not getting too detailed and giving them lots of photos.
Gregg Matthews, MiGCSA Secretary/Treasurer and Superintendent at Lakelands Golf and Country Club also uses his Blog http://lakelandsgccturf.blogspot.com/ to help communicate any course issues to his members, the latest is on aerification and some pump issues.
Steve Cook, CGCS, MG at Oakland Hills Country Club has one of the best Blogs going. He posts often and has great photos and information for members and anyone interested in the operation there. http://ohccturf.blogspot.com/
Mike Edgerton at Meadowbrook Country Club has not only information for the course but he give a few tips for homeowners as well. This is a great way to reach a wider audience. http://mccgcm.blogspot.com/
The Blog from Forest Lake Country Club http://flccgreens.blogspot.com/ is also a good example of getting the information Superintendents all know out to the members to help them understand.
And for some great nature photography and environmental examples check out Scott Spooner's Blog on Leslie Park Golf Course in Ann Arbor http://treetownturfguy.blogspot.com/
Adam Garr at Plum Hollow Country Club is a great example of blogging often and using the information as a record for himself and his members http://phccgreens.blogspot.com/
I know it is said and heard a lot but communication is key in the Superintendent profession, a Blog is a great way to make information available when the reader has time, unlike an email that often gets deleted or set aside. Another great bonus of a blog is to use it as a journal. How many times do you think when did we do that? Now you can look back at your Blog entry and see pictures, weather, or any other circumstances you may have forgotten about. They are easy to set up, and to update.