Superintendent Twitter is a Cool Golf Thing

Follow some everyday heroes.
Crisis averted, believe it or not.

Say what you will about its overall utility, Twitter contains multitudes. Of those multitudes, one of the best is Golf Course Superintendent Twitter. My timeline is blessed daily with early-morning course photos, discussions of the merits of various maintenance techniqhes and the odd photo of a super’s four-legged companion. I can rely on W. Craig Weyandt, a superintendent in my town, for lovely sunrise pics of Hawk’s Nest Golf Club and identifications and facts about of plenty of local flora and fauna. Through the feed of another super in town, Shane Wright, I have seen a new par-3 ninth hole at Vero Beach Country Club be built, grassed and opened over the last several months.

And when I posted a photo of some ominous-looking tracks on a green at my home course a few days before Christmas, Superintendent Twitter set me straight. My friend Kyle Harris, who oversees Streamsong Red and Blue, responded helpfully, and Greg Austin, who tends to the course at the forward-thinking Campbell River Golf & Country Club in British Columbia, Canada, also helped allay some of the initial shock of what I’d seen. Rodney Muller, a former superintendent who now works for a turf supplier, theorized not just as to the fluid responsible, but the precise nature of the leak on the mower. In other words: knowledge, not venom, ensued.

In the end, what looked to me to be a destructive series of chemical burns on a green at Sandridge Golf Club’s Lakes Course turned out to be the result of something unintended, yes, but mostly cosmetic in impact. Nothing gets by Super Twitter.

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December 27, 2019
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Tim Gavrich is a Senior Writer for GolfPass. Follow him on Twitter @TimGavrich and on Instagram @TimGavrich.
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