It has been a long week and I am looking forward to coming home today and seeing my family and getting back to the routine. One of the great things about going to the Golf Industry Show is seeing old friends and networking. This week I have learned so much from just talking to some of my peers and have learned a lot from my classes. Pictured to the right is my good friend Mike Morris from Crystal Downs Golf Club in Frankfurt Michigan.
Yesterday I took a class on developing best management practices for golf course water conservation that was taught by Robert Carrow, Ph.D. and Clint Waltz, Ph.D. from University of Georgia. They explained the process that the Georgia superintendents took to influence their government officials and the role they took in developing their water conservation laws that applied directly to golf courses. My biggest take-home was if we don't get involved and help educate lawmakers about our environmental practices we will end up paying the big price of working around unnecessary laws. This was a big wake-up call. Pictured to the left is Madera Golf Club which I had the opportunity to visit Thursday.