Up to Speed: Should volunteers at golf’s majors get a paycheck?

Posted on May 31st, 2019

Thomas A. Nikolai, Ph.D. of Michigan State University was awarded the Merit 2019 TOCA Communications Award for his Up to Speed column in GCM for the calendar year 2018.

In the 2019 May issue of Up to Speed Nikolai requests input regarding the subject matter. For those that subscribe to GCM please take 5-minutes of your time to read the article (direct link here) and then email your response (pro or con) to

Though not necessary it would be convenient for respondents to send their response as an attachment on the letter head of your facility. Nikolai encourages responses from course managers, superintendents, assistants, industry personal, or any other individual that considers themselves a member of the golf course industry.

Thank you for your consideration in this regard.

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