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Sugarloaf Social Club’s latest offering reminds you to ‘Thank your super’

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If you’ve spent any time working in the golf industry, or are a moderately conscientious golfing being, you’re aware of the largely thankless work superintendents and their crews do. They’re constantly being asked to do more with less, logging insane hours, and parrying an endless stream of complaints from people who largely don’t know what they’re talking about.

Supers have to keep on top of the educational demands of their profession and essentially run a small business while working as de facto course architects long after designers have collected their paychecks and left town.

In short, if you love your golf course, you should love your super. And doggonit, he deserves some thanks. That’s why we were excited to see this inspired stuff from the folks at Sugarloaf Social Club.

Sugarloaf is offering a “Cody the Super Pack” for $100, with $25 from each sale donated to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Scholarship Competition that helps fund the education of undergraduates studying turf management.

Riffing off Smokey the Bear and some of the classic National Parks branding, the “Cody the Super” logo is inspired by Cody Self, bountifully bearded assistant superintendent at Pine Needles and Mid Pines.

Cody the Super Pack Photos Bundle (5 of 5)

Pack includes:

  • Made in the USA Club Towel – 22″x44″
  • All white unstructured cap by Imperial
  • Khaki and mesh hat by Imperial
  • Enamel Pin
  • 2 “Only You Can Thank Your Super” bumper stickers
  • 2 “Cody the Super” stickers

Purchase the pack through Sugarloaf Social Club’s website, and by all means, thank your super!

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  1. MN

    Oct 31, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Does anyone who work on the course ever thank the people who pay to play at the courses? I have yet to see a super thank me for my green fees that help put dollars into the course.

  2. Jim Fitzroy

    Oct 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    I’m a retired GC Superintendent and believe me this program will be appreciated and helping funding scholarships for turf students is a great way to support the future of the game.

    I’m a UMass grad (both Assoc. Degree and BS) and the scholarships I received from local GCSA chapters and Junior Golf associations really helped me through college.

    Now I enjoy playing without worrying about the multiple issues that GC Superintendents face daily!!

    JIm

    • SteveK

      Oct 27, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Just try to imagine the problems encountered 200 years ago by GC Superintendents ….. like getting enough grazing sheep to each green so the golfers could putt with their Scotty’s and Bettinnardi’s and not complain.
      Oh, wait …. was there ‘roll’ putting in those days or did they just chip the ball over balls for ‘stymies’ and then dropping the ball into the hole??!!!!

  3. Carl in the Pond

    Oct 26, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    By far the most unappreciated and important member of the golf management team. They are up before dawn and leave sometimes well past sunset. Everyday, often without holidays, since your days off are his/her busy days. It only takes a minute to say hi and thank the grounds crew for their hard work. Yeah, sometimes pin positions get wacky at times, but there are only so many places to put a pin without wearing out one part or another on the green.

    Glad Sugarloaf is acknowledging the greener side of the management team.

  4. Shallowface

    Oct 26, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    I’d like them a lot more if they’d follow the USGA suggestion of cutting the hole in an area where it is as flat as possible three feet around the hole.
    Instead, what we get are hole placements worthy of Sisyphus (Google it, kids).
    If a course doesn’t have greens that have a sufficient number of proper hole placements, than those greens must be kept VERY SLOW, at least by modern standards.

  5. Rona

    Oct 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

    We all love our new ‘super’. She’s got an agronomy degree and really knows her stuff. Our previous super was a flop and he made the course worse.
    She improved the entire course and gave it the “Augusta” look with flower beds sprinkled along the course. I really love my stroll through the park now.

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