Golf Course Management

SEP 2018

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09.18 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 83 website, www.aquaaidsolutions.com. The website will highlight the company's portfolio of solutions and showcase key research completed over the years. Turf managers can follow continued updates on social media under Aqua-Aid Solutions' new Twitter, Instagram and Facebook handles — @Solutions4Turf. Troon North Golf Club's Pinnacle Course is undergoing a four-month course enhancement project. Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon North features two 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf courses, Pinnacle and Monument. The Pinnacle Course closed in June and is expected to reopen in October. The Monument Course, which underwent a similar improvement project last summer, will remain open for daily-fee play this summer. The 2017 Monument Course improvements were the first major changes to either of the award-winning courses since a 2007 renovation, reconfiguration and rerouting. In 2007, under Weiskopf's direction, the 36-hole facility was reconfigured by blending the two courses together and changing the sequence in which the holes were played. The National Ground Water Association' s (NGWA) Foundation for Groundwater and the Groundwater Foundation announced the organizations will enter into a merger, establishing the foremost foundation dedicated to protect- ing groundwater and enhancing professional practices in the industry. Under the agreement, the combined entity will carry the Groundwater Foundation name and will leverage administrative and operational support from NGWA. A record 10 students received the 2018 Georgia Golf Course Superin- tendents Association (Georgia GCSA) Legacy Scholarship. The scholarship offers educational aid to children and grandchildren of Georgia GCSA members. The awards are funded by the Georgia GCSA and sponsored by Jerry Pate Turf and Irriga- tion Inc. This year's recipients were: Joshua Abrams, son of Mark Abrams, Wolf Creek Golf Club, Atlanta; Walt Morris, stepson of Tim Busek, The Manor Golf & Country Club, Milton, Ga.; Leah Barton, daughter of Bret Barton, CGCS, Pinetree Country Club, Ken- nesaw, Ga.; Amber Cavender, daughter of David Cavender, Cobblestone Park Golf Club, Blythewood, S.C.; Lukas Freeman, son of Doug Freeman, Indian Hills Country Club, Marietta, Ga., and The Orchard Golf & Country Club, Clarksville, Ga.; Austin Geter, son of Jimmy Geter, CGCS, AA Life; Kayla Hendricks, daughter of Michael Hendricks, Nob North Golf Course, Cohutta, Ga.; Sam Hunt, son of William Hunt, Athens Country Club, Athens, Ga.; Hannah Kepple, daughter of Ralph Kepple, CGCS, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta; and Ashley Wilder, daughter of Gary Wilder, Club Corp, LaGrange, Ga. Utah-based Intermountain Bobcat , with locations in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Orem, has joined Bandit's growing network of authorized dealers. The three loca- tions will offer sales, service and parts on all Bandit hand-fed chippers, stump grinders and skid-steer attachments. Intermountain Bobcat is a division of the Scott Intermoun- tain Companies, which has been involved in the construction equipment business since 1968. In 1995, the company acquired Intermountain Bobcat and operates it today. KemperSports was selected by ownership to manage Heath (Texas) Golf & Yacht Club . KemperSports will oversee all operations of the club. It features a 27-hole championship golf course designed by golf course architect Roy Bechtol, who recently collaborated with Jordan Spieth to design the University of Texas Short Game course that opened in 2017. Heath Golf & Yacht Club is the company's sixth property in Texas, and its course is scheduled to open in fall 2019. Bobby Weed Golf Design is renovating the golf course at Long Cove Club , in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The course, designed by Pete Dye, opened in 1981. This renovation project is especially significant to Bobby Weed Golf Design. "Long Cove was my first assignment with Pete and the genesis of Bobby Weed Golf Design," Weed says. "After having met him at Amelia Island Plantation in the mid '70s, Long Cove was the beginning of my career in design and construction and of my nearly 40-year relationship with Pete. To be back at Long Cove is very special for Bobby Weed Golf Design and to me personally." Alongside contractor Mac- Currach Golf, Bobby Weed Golf Design commenced construction on April 20. The renovation work on the par-71, 7,000-yard layout at the private residential community was scheduled to be completed last month, with the course to reopen in early October. The scope of the project includes refurbishing all bunkers and native waste areas with new drain lines, sand and coquina shell material; regrassing greens and fairways with updated varieties; replacing corroded metal lake connectors and drain lines throughout the golf course; and reconstruct- ing original bulkheads using the detail from 1981. Troon North Pinnacle Course

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