Second, I wish all the best to my old friend Darren Davis who will become president of GCSAA Thursday. I haven’t talked with him recently about his goals and objectives for his term. I hope one of them is to promote National Golf Day and superintendents as advocates so effectively he shames the PGA of America into actually doing something besides folding shirts.
Third, Wednesday was — as always — my busiest and best day of the year. It doesn’t get any better than seeing hundreds of friends, taking too many selfies, meeting our best social media pals at #GCITweetUp18 and taking stock of how the business is doing. The short answer is that we’re doing better than we deserve given how dumb golf was in the 1990s and how much the recession really could have impacted us. It was easy, but through luck and vastly smarter management, golf has survived and come out even better than before. I hope we can avoid screwing it up again in future. Enjoy your Thursday at the show kids!