Golf Course Management

NOV 2018

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82 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 11.18 (industry news) over a decade and offer superior consistency regardless of weather conditions. In addition to bunker renovations, new tee boxes will be added on holes 9, 12 and 14. New and improved concrete cart paths will also be added throughout the facility and strategically re-routed to better accommodate golfers. Alpine is managed by Troon Privé . Club Car was at full force during the Ryder Cup in late September at Le Golf National in France. With the assistance of two of its official EMEA distributors, Buggyman and AS2G , the company delivered an initial fleet of 350 golf cars and turf utility vehicles before another 200 were delivered by Tractor Hire , an of- ficial EMEA distributor. In addition to the 550-strong fleet, Club Car provided each team with seven vehicles featuring the iconic patriot branding. Club Car has been an official supplier of every Ryder Cup since 1997. Bayer's Environmental Science division an- nounced that Todd Lowe has joined the Bayer Green Solutions Team. Lowe will serve customers in Florida as part of the group's ever-expanding commitment to healthy turf through solving key customer challenges and provid- ing technical expertise and education. "For over 18 years, Todd has been educating and empowering the industry Arcis Golf assumed operations of Weston Hills Country Club , a private membership country club lo- cated outside of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Weston Hills has two 18-hole golf courses, designed by world-renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. The Tour Course was built in 1990 and is 7,069 yards from the champion- ship tees, while the Players Course was built in 1995 and stretches to 7,272 yards. Weston Hills has hosted the PGA Honda Classic (1992-1995), the Dan Marino Celebrity Invitational (1992-2001) and the LPGA Chrysler Plymouth Tournament of Champions (1997) and continues to host various USGA qualifying events. Arcis was recently named a "Top 100 Business in Golf" by the National Golf Founda- tion and ranked No. 2 in the "Travel & Hospitality" category in the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Alpine Country Club , located approximately 30 miles south of Salt Lake City in Highland, Utah, recently began an enhancement project that includes renova- tion and modernization of golf course bunkers, new cart paths and enlarging and improving the existing practice range and putting green. John Fought Design is overseeing the project, while Duininck Golf is the primary contractor responsible for construction. Course enhancements began in mid-July and are expected to be completed this fall. Alpine's bunkers were last updated in 2006. As part of the current project, select bunkers will be repositioned, while all bunkers will be regraded, reshaped and rebuilt incorporating the Better Billy Bunker method, which provides an advanced drainage and liner system. The new bunkers are expected to last for well Paul Rauker was named the new president and CEO at Foley United. He succeeds Brad Kautzer , who accepted a position as CEO and president at Banner Engineering Corp. Before coming to Foley United, Rauker was vice president and general manager at Daikin Applied's Intelligent Solutions business, which he developed from the ground up. During his tenure at Daikin Applied, he led the team that developed, launched and commercialized Intelligent Equipment. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Rauker says, "I am laser-focused on enhancing Foley United's proven leadership in product excellence and putting the right tools in place for our strong distributor network to continue to lead the industry." Foley's new LEADERSHIP Weston Hills Country Club

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