I cannot say enough great things about Craig Moody and his staff at my home course of Osprey Links Golf Course. They are tireless workers and because their efforts, I am able to enjoy 7 months of fantastic golf on a fantastic golf course. Customer service is always mentioned in my articles, but the maintenance staff is often overlooked. They are as critical as the person the meets you at the proshop! Here is a quick video on something I expect see over the next month or two while playing.
Although the video above is from a course in the UK, everything in the video is accomplished by maintenance staff at one time or another in the spring. This does not include other repairs caused by poor weather in the off season.
Last year Osprey Links was in fantastic shape. The greens were fantastic all year and were the highlight of the course. Every day I golf I watch the maintenance staff toil at making the course better. I try to say hello to the all and stop for a chat once in awhile. I also try to pass on some positive words to let them know I am grateful for their efforts. They really are an important cog of playing at a top-notch golf course.
Lastly, I also want to give a shout out to Darren Howard. He is the course superintendent at Seguin Valley Golf Club in Parry Sound. Darren and his team work diligently to make their course better every day. I am looking forward to playing there again this year.
So, the next time you are playing, give the maintenance staff a wave; say hello; or let the general manager know what a great job the course maintenance staff is doing. They will appreciate the positive feedback.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!