Although my relationship with Michael Stachowicz is not extremely close or extensive, after reading his most recent blog post this morning, I felt immediately related to him. Any one person that can write with that much emotion and put it all on the line for industry professionals to read welcomes you into just little a view of his daily thought process. Someone of his stature, wisdom, skill, and work ethic offers this side of, “Hey, this is the real me and this is what I’ve dealt with” allows the reader to connect mentally. So I called Mike. I had never talked to him on the phone, but we talked for 30 minutes. Knowing full well all of the topics we would have in common through the blogosphere and twitter land, the conversation was enlightening and educating. After reading his post and then talking to him on the phone, I know this man is destined for continued and future success. I feel as though his post demands publication in not just turf magazines, but clubhouse business and PGA magazines. It’s the type of message that everyone that is invested in the game of golf should read. It’s important, serious, emotional, and even a little psychological. Please read the following, you will not be disappointed.
Greenkeeping and the Emotional Toll by mstachowicz