I will dispense with the usual banter of these posts and get right to the heart of the matter -- what's making news nationally and internationally in the world of golf course management this Monday morning.
- After a decade of sluggish activity, golf is beginning to rise once again in Hawaii, according to this story.
- Since 2003, the Sacramento (Calif.) Bee has printed a regular report on conditions at the area's golf courses, based on reports from a group of golfers -- including a full-time Bee staffer -- who regularly play these courses. The brief reviews have drawn criticism from superintendents, among others, and this interesting examination of the feature from the paper itself. It illustrates both how superintendents can offer themselves up as experts to local media and also the battle of public perception that superintendents face on a daily basis.