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GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF CAPE COD


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The above photos were taken at Wianno Club where the Scholarship and Research Tournament was held on May 24th 

Photo credit: Jim Fitzroy of Fairway Photos President's Message

Wow, what a summer!!! The challenges of the heat and dry conditions are demanding for everyone. I have heard stories of dry wells (one out my three wells is dry), pond levels down, courses buying water and a lot of hand watering. The rain fall has been hit or miss all summer long. As we approach the end of August hopefully the weather pattern will change giving us some relief. From the golfer’s side they like that the courses are playing shorter. With these dry conditions the ball is rolling for extra distance. Members at my club will say “I am usually not this far down the hole.”  There is also less rough to cut. 

I would like to thank Tom Stone for hosting the Rho-Cod Cup at Indian Pond Country Club. GCSACC won the cup. The Free-B-Que at Cotuit Highground Golf Club again was a lot of fun. Thank you to Paul Heher for having us there. Thank you to Brian Smoot for helping me with the food shopping, also Jay McGrail for providing the grill and the both of them for doing the cooking. Next is the New England Superintendents Championship qualifier at Crosswinds Golf Club on September 1st.  The Championship will be held at Okemo Valley Golf Club in Vermont this fall. If you are interested in hosting a meeting in 2017 please contact a Board member or Julie.

Next year is GCSACC 50th anniversary. If you have any pictures, stories or memorabilia that you would like to share please contact myself or a Board member. We are planning on putting together something. Items collected so far include an April 1973 Cape Cod Golf newspaper, photos, 1986 Guy Tedesco Invitational Tournament flag and association newsletters going back to 1988. If you have any ideas regarding the 50th anniversary let us know.

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of Cape Cod has a strong membership. The people in the association are top notch in my book. Our monthly meetings are enjoyable gathering of friends, colleagues and golf industry professionals. It is the members that keep the association existing.  The association also needs its members to volunteer in order for the association to continue and thrive. You could help by serving on the Board of Directors. There are other areas where you could help. Maybe help maintaining the association website. Write an article for the newsletter. Volunteer on the education, golf or government relations committees. If you have never volunteered or if you have served in the past the association needs members to be involved. If you would like to be a part of moving the association forward in the future contact myself or Board member.

Regards,

Paul Doherty

 

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