Golf Course Management

OCT 2018

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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46 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 10.18 More scenic, no homes, buildings, roads or noise — just nature," he says. "e finishing hole brings you back to the open front side. Golfers appreciate the uniqueness of the design." His to-do list is ongoing. e goal is to make Ter - ritory, which opened in 2001, more efficient to main- tain and to complete larger in-house projects along the way. "I know the potential of this place. I think we're headed the right direction," he says. "What makes it special to me is the time and effort my em - ployees (25 in all, including 15 in maintenance) have put into this piece of land." For Jess, it really is all about the bond — led by Team Stang. "We're in it together, done it together from the beginning," she says. Greg and Mary Boyle GCSAA Class A superintendent Mary Boyle was 14 when she met a boy named Greg in the summer of 1975. ere they were, part of a group of teens, on a school bus in Iowa, headed to a field with one purpose — detasseling corn, which is the practice of pulling off long green corn tassels, the first step in creating hybrid corn seed that results in healthy crops and high yields. In time, that summer job also produced an ever- after union for Mary and Greg Boyle, who married eight years later. Greg has even worked with her at the golf course. After 35 years of marriage (and two children, omas and Sarah), they have developed a formula to keep their ties strong, whether Greg was by her side at the golf course or away from her when he was operating a fitness facility. "Whether you're a golf course superintendent married to somebody not in the profession or a po - liceman married to a teacher, you have to have com- munication, understand what each other is going through and still have time as a couple," says Mary, a 30-year association member who oversees Shadow Ridge Country Club in Omaha, Neb. "He was al - ways there for me. Still is. We work well together." Howard Richman ( is GCM 's associate editor. Mary Boyle, GCSAA Class A superintendent at Shadow Ridge Country Club in Omaha, Neb., met her hus - band, Greg, in 1975. For a while, he even worked with her at the golf course. Photo courtesy of Mary Boyle Territory GC, which opened in 2001, features different looks on the back and the front of the 18-hole course. Dan Stang found a home there in 2004. Photo courtesy of Dan Stang

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