Golf Course Management

NOV 2018

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90 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 11.18 GCM (ISSN 0192-3048 [print]; ISSN 2157-3085 [online]) is published monthly by GCSAA Communications Inc., 1421 Research Park Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049-3859, 785-841-2240. Subscriptions (all amounts U.S. funds only): $75 a year. Outside the United States and Canada, write for rates. Single copy: $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Office of publication and editorial office is at GCSAA, 1421 Research Park Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049-3859. Periodicals postage paid at Lawrence, Kan., and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to: Golf Course Management, 1421 Research Park Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049. CANADA POST: Publications mail agreement No. 40030949. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to P.O. Box 122, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S8. Thomas DiFonzo, CGCS, 49, died Sept. 9, 2018. Mr. DiFonzo, a 28-year member of GCSAA, was golf course superintendent at Laconia (N.H.) Country Club. Also a member of the New Hampshire GCSA for two decades, he is survived by daughters Emily M. DiFonzo, Anna L. DiFonzo and Grace C. DiFonzo; brothers, Charles A. DiFonzo Jr. and Paul F. DiFonzo; sister, Margaret A. Collins; and three nieces and two nephews. Robert W. Langhauser, 64, died Aug. 24, 2018. Mr. Langhauser, a 17-year member of GCSAA, was the superinten- dent at Bergen Point Country Club in West Babylon, N.Y. In a story from Aug. 2014 in Newsday, Langhauser and his crew were mentioned for working "triple" overtime after torrential rain dumped 13 inches on the club. He also was the superintendent at Tam O'Shanter Golf Club in Brookville, N.Y., and earlier in his career served on the crew at Bethpage State Park Golf Courses in Farmingdale, N.Y. Mr. Langhauser is survived by his wife, Lynne K. Langhauser; daughters, Stacie (Chris) Tranchina and Allison (Nick) Gandiosi; father, Werner Langhauser; brothers, John Langhauser, Nick Langhauser and Dennis Langhauser; grandchildren, Palmer, Tenley, Grady, Jase and Jackson; and 13 nieces and nephews. Timothy M. McAvoy, CGCS, 64, died Aug. 18, 2018. Mr. McAvoy, a 36-year member of GCSAA, earned his turfgrass manage- ment degree from Penn State University in 1980. One year later, he became the superintendent at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, N.J., and remained there until his death. Mr. McAvoy is survived by sons Ryan (Jessica) McAvoy and Tim McAvoy; daughter, Kristen (McAvoy); brother, Sean (Sherrie) McAvoy; sister, Rory (Patrick) Hepner; grandsons, Nolan McAvoy and Lucas McAvoy; and nine nieces and nephews and four grand-nieces. Leo "Jack" Stellrecht, 93, died March 29, 2018. Mr. Stellrecht, a 62-year member of GCSAA, was a longtime superintendent at Lancaster (N.Y.) Country Club. He is survived by sons, Lee Stellrecht and Jack (Michele) Stellrecht; daughters, Karen (Wil- liam) Owens and Kristen (William) Santoro; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchil- dren; and many nieces and nephews. Walter Zimrich, 88, died Aug. 7, 2018. Mr. Zimrich, a 49-year member of GCSAA, served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was an outstanding golfer, including having won the PIAA championship in 1948. Perhaps his highlight, though, was defeating eventual Masters champion Art Wall Jr. and others in the Anthracite Open at Irem Temple Country Club in Dallas, Pa. He served as superintendent in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) Municipal Golf Course for several years. After he retired, he still worked part-time at Blue Ridge Country Club in Harrisburg, Pa. Mr. Zimrich is survived by brothers Thomas (Rita) Zimrich and John (Irene) Zimrich; and nieces and nephews.

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