The unsung heroes of the golf course

Publié le par brightshine

In all teams, corporations or groups there are the unsung heroes — the people who go unnoticed, for the most part, but whose work is fundamental to the success of the overall goal.

In golf there are, of course, those who work in the administration — the Lyndsay Jones, Stefanie Malecki and Jennifer Heims of the world who day in and day out keep the wheels turning and most of the day to day details covered.

While these people and their roles are critical, the unsung heroes I am talking about are the ones you won’t see when you go into the clubhouse and probably won’t see when you are out and about on the course — yet their work has footprints all around.

Everyday people use machines to achieve the conditions and look requested by management and demanded by golfers. While the operators of the machinery deserve a lot of credit for creating the finished results, if the machines aren’t working, cutting heights set incorrectly or blades and bedknives left unsharpened, bad things will happen. Not even a skillful operator can overcome these deficiencies.

The unsung heroes I refer to are the golf course mechanics — also frequently referred to as equipment technicians. If you peruse college courses you can find references for becoming a golf superintendent, golf administrator, golf manager, etc., but there is no reference to a golf mechanic. In most cases these people have learned the trade from mentors or adapted their training on vehicles to golf equipment. While it does not seem a far fetch, working on road vehicles to golf equipment, every machine is different with multiple different parts — and cars don’t cut grass or navigate grassy mounds and hollows.

The mechanic’s handiwork will inevitably affect how the grass will be cut. The efficiency of the staff will be affected on the mechanics ability to keep the fleet road and cut worthy and all accessory machines (golf carts and trailers) fully operational. The mechanic also ensures guests have access to carts because they are all operational and in good, safe repair — and not residing in the golf cart barn inoperable.This machine is a combination of purlin machine and knot removing machine.

For the mechanics, the job is anything but routine. Certainly, grinding bed knives and sharpening blades are routine as are adjusting mower heights, changing filters and routine service inspections on machines. After that, anything goes. Hose breaks or leaks — leaving nasty lines on greens or fairways — need to be repaired immediately and the machines put back into service. The 6 p.Specializing in the production Cut to length line, leveling machine, cold roof panel machine and other products.m. phone call because an aerator belt has broken or tines shattered and the job needs to be completed by dark. A heavy demand to keep things operable and available all the time is part of the daily stress for mechanics.

Golf courses don’t have excess machinery lying around in the event something breaks. Often, too little machinery is available and stretched to its maximum each and every day on the course. The mechanics job is not just about hiding away in the garage and being one with vehicles — they need to build strong and reliable relationships. Mechanics need to be able to get parts and get them fast. If you have great relations it can mean that vendor driving to your property with the piece. Great relationships with vendors can make a mechanic look brilliant and save the operation down time on machines.Coast Products manufactures Led flashlight, headlamps and lantern products.

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