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TAlderson
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Hello,

I work for the county road department as the Survey Technician, CST1 after retiring as a Golf Course Superintendent. I am working towards my PLS license and looking forward to the forums here.

Respectfully,

Troy Alderson, MBA, CST1

 
Posted : October 13, 2022 7:55 am
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holy cow
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Welcome to a site that will provide you more education and fun than you can imagine.  Check in daily.

 
Posted : October 13, 2022 9:47 am
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Kevin Hines
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Welcome to the forum.  This is a great place to learn and share experiences.  Obey the rules, participate in the dialog, and all will be peachy!!!

 

 
Posted : October 13, 2022 10:52 am
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Welcome, friend.

 
Posted : October 13, 2022 10:56 am
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Jered McGrath PLS
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Troy,

Big ol Welcome from the West side of the state. Im in Corbett, OR. Feel free to let your opinions fly, since everyone has a different one. lol. Lots of old topic discussions to search through but a fresh look on old topics is always welcome. Cheers.

Jered

 
Posted : October 13, 2022 11:19 am
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Welcome! 😎 

 
Posted : October 13, 2022 4:29 pm

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holy cow
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What I want to know is how old does one have to be in order to retire from a cushy-sounding job like Golf Course Superintendent?  Is this a public employer that is part of a retirement plan based on age plus years of employment adding to a specific number?  Or is this a private course where they put you out to pasture when you need a golf cart to go from tee to green?

 
Posted : October 13, 2022 8:25 pm
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Welcome!

I love that drop down to Pendleton from the Blues esp when the fog has rolled up the Columbia!

Enjoy the didactic and dynamic environment this website offers.

 
Posted : October 13, 2022 9:02 pm
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Posted by: @holy-cow

cushy-sounding job like Golf Course Superintendent

I can imagine like most jobs that has its headaches, probably including dealing with underperforming employees, user complaints, environmental regulations, water shortages, and competing with other departments for budget.

 
Posted : October 14, 2022 5:18 am
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TAlderson
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Posted by: @holy-cow

What I want to know is how old does one have to be in order to retire from a cushy-sounding job like Golf Course Superintendent?  Is this a public employer that is part of a retirement plan based on age plus years of employment adding to a specific number?  Or is this a private course where they put you out to pasture when you need a golf cart to go from tee to green?

There is nothing about being a Golf Course Superintendent that is cushy; low budgets, low wages, low labor pool, etc. Being a Golf Course Superintendent is a life style, much like being a rancher or farmer. There are no days off or vacations during the golf season. I was in the private industry during my time as a GCS, so no retirement but what I was able to put away. I am in my mid-50s and now have a job I can leave at work.

 
Posted : October 19, 2022 1:46 pm
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holy cow
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@talderson 

Forgive me for my ignorance.  I do not participate in pasture pool.  Closest I ever came was going to a driving range just to do something different.

I did attend a significant golf tournament one time many years ago.  Jay Haas was a young fellow at the time.   Will admit I do watch a little golf on TV.  But, since it is mostly the clips of drives and putts it in no way resembles trying to follow the golfers through the course.

 
Posted : October 20, 2022 8:33 pm
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It must be wonderful working in Pendleton. Great Rodeo and Great Whiskey!

 

Good luck with your career change.

 
Posted : October 21, 2022 5:50 am
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TAlderson
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Posted by: @adam

It must be wonderful working in Pendleton. Great Rodeo and Great Whiskey!

 

Good luck with your career change.

Thanks Adam,

Sometimes the whiskey is too great.

 
Posted : October 24, 2022 6:13 am
TAlderson
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Posted by: @holy-cow

@talderson 

Forgive me for my ignorance.  I do not participate in pasture pool.  Closest I ever came was going to a driving range just to do something different.

I did attend a significant golf tournament one time many years ago.  Jay Haas was a young fellow at the time.   Will admit I do watch a little golf on TV.  But, since it is mostly the clips of drives and putts it in no way resembles trying to follow the golfers through the course.

No problems @holy-cow.

What you see on TV and as a spectator is the hard work of the Superintendent and their green crew. Of the 11,000 golf courses in the USA, maybe 10% have it "good" and they still work long hours.

 
Posted : October 24, 2022 6:17 am
holy cow
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Knew an Agricultural Engineer many years ago whose chosen career was in designing golf course irrigation systems.  He had traveled all over the world for projects.

 
Posted : October 24, 2022 8:06 am
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