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Old 07-24-2019, 01:15 PM
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I can relate. Whatever volunteers I can wrangle and I take care of Bighorn Ridge in Big Sky, MT almost exclusively with weed whackers due to the steep and rugged terrain. Community Org can mow some lower fields with their gator and pull behind but that’s not particularly nimble and can’t take much of a hill. Haven’t posted much for pics this summer, just been crazy busy with travel, running leagues and tourneys, and work. Here’s a few pics of THEY out crushing it...THEY have really turned this course around in the last 2 years.
THEY have done a really nice job out there. Super fun course.
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Old 07-26-2019, 12:13 PM
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Town maintenance staff are THEY in Malta NY........... I had them dig the holes and set the sleeves last Monday/Tuesday for the first 9 and practice pin. I was gonna build and install the baskets this week.

I got an email on Wednesday saying that the rain kept the workers at the main garage(where the baskets were delivered) and they got bored and built the baskets. And that they were gonna lock them in place Thursday morning.


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Old 07-27-2019, 06:39 PM
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:23 PM
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Just got back from throwing Gold and Woodlands H O L Y C O W is that place in gorgeous shape it continues to astound me. All yall up there are killing it.

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Old 07-27-2019, 11:05 PM
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Wow. And I thought Rooster Rock #3(OR) was tight.
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Old 07-28-2019, 06:48 AM
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Wow. And I thought Rooster Rock #3(OR) was tight.
It's the path between Granite Ridge 17 and 18 at Highbridge Hills. I had just finished 18 and met Mountain Man while he was mowing 17. He took the picture.
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Old 07-28-2019, 07:28 AM
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Just got back from throwing Gold and Woodlands H O L Y C O W is that place in gorgeous shape it continues to astound me. All yall up there are killing it.
Mountain Man continues to inspire us with his work ethic and 15 hour days, mowing EVERYTHING with a walk behind mower. Brandon is doing his magic using the trimmer like an artist uses a paint brush, his work on BH #2 and Gold #18 alone will take your breath away. Tick does more with one arm and a machete than most people do with a shed full of tools, he has Gold looking fantastic! Slic is investing his time, labor and financial resources to provide quality lodging for our guests. We also can't forget the ton of work Ryan Gillis did this spring with MM and Scotty Upshot for his continuing efforts to make HH and especially Granite Ridge shine like a diamond. Team Highbridge Hills is the best! We are they.

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Old 08-11-2019, 05:38 PM
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Friday: Spent 4 hours working on my new course.
Saturday: Played in an Ace Race, supporting a new TD in my area.
Sunday: 2 hours of course prep for a ladies only event then played a dozen holes.

Being They really hurts this old guy.......good thing I stopped at a couple local breweries to drink the pain away.

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Old 12-30-2019, 05:02 PM
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Quick question about "they".

What if "they" are holding "us" back? What I mean is, we have a few board members & course volunteers that cannot be persuaded to evolve with the rest of us/the sport/community. I'm talking about prioritizing phone #s over email addresses, Rolodex over database, MS Word flyers instead of Adobe, Club Web instead of social media, on-site cash registration vs pre-reg with digital payment.

It is true that it only takes a couple to spoil the bunch, so I am wondering how some of you, that have been "they" for a long time have "fired" volunteers that continue to "help" the Club instead of stepping aside for someone younger & hungrier?

Or, in other words, they refuse to evolve, which creates dissension in our ranks, distracts us from important work, and keeps the Club from realizing our true potential.
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Old 12-30-2019, 06:48 PM
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Mr. Yellowfin,
A tough question for sure.
But perhaps:
1. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
2. It might be better to have a long-serving (proven by their track record) dinosaur than a short-serving (duration = unknown) newbie.

Volunteers are VERY hard to come by. Cherish them! Yes, they DO screw up (who doesn't) occasionally but usually the "fix" is less painful than having to do it initially yourself. Let them help (delegation of responsibility must happen if you're not to be thought of as a micro-manager) and get out there and play a bit more!

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