My dad always runs around telling people that I’m on Chelsea Lately but I think it’s super cool that he achieved this:
My dad, “Big Ron” was just made Green Superintendent Emeritus of the Needham Golf Club after having worked there for over 50 years. I read an email that went around and I did not know this factoid about him and I love it. Until now I never knew that some golf courses didn’t have a “rough” area or that it was the groundskeepers prerogative to change it:
“At Needham Golf Club Ron instituted a number of changes in course design and maintenance. Most noteworthy was his introduction of rough into the fairways. Prior to his arrival, the fairways were cut all the way to the tree line. Remember him the next time you find your ball entangled in the lush and sometimes gnarly rough that Ron introduced and added to the frustrations of many generations of golfers here at Needham.”
Yeah! Give the golfers a challenge. AND the gophers.