Sunday, February 27, 2011
When your career is in golf course maintenance, you take on some inherent risks that the job entails. The biggest risk of them all is being hit by a golf ball. I have been working on golf courses for 16 years and have been extremely lucky not having been hit. The two reasons for that are luck and help from golfers yelling, "Fore!". Unfortunately the later is becoming much less frequent. When you see maintenance workers in the middle of the fairway, please don't assume they can see the ball. Take extra precaution by yelling fore even if your ball lands 20 yards short. All the assistance you can provide for our safety is appreciated.