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Author(s):Morris, Michael
Author Affiliation:Golf Superintendent, Crystal Downs C.C.
Title:Managing for success
Source:Turf Times. Vol. 20, No. 8, July Quarterly 1991, p. 3.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Traverse City, MI: Northern Michigan Turf Managers Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Personnel management; Topdressing; Golf greens; Golf course superintendents
Abstract/Contents:Success is a matter of long term committment. The people who seem to always confront a barrage of challenges or suffer a series of failures are continually searching for answers or jumping from one 'quick fix' to another with little consideration for the long term nature or their endeavors--like turf managers who sporadically sand topdresses and randomly fertilizes the greens, creating a layering problem which, in turn, sets up the conditions for a prolonged series of crop failures. "Dr. Paul Rieke continually stresses that topdressing programs for greens are long term commitments to building a healthy growing medium for the grass plant: building the soil for the future." A first rate maintenance crew that works harmoniously together does not happen haphazardly: careful hiring, detailed training, and follow up, attention to the human element of the maintenance operation contributes to the success of the crew. Failure will occur quickly if the crew is handled with a lack of commitment to the goals, poor planning, no follow up,snap judgements, inflexibility and the like. Failures can come quickly, but the individual who has managed for success will be able to overcome challenges because he has built a healthy environment in which to grow.
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Morris, M. 1991. Managing for success. Turf Times. 20(8):p. 3.
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