Golf Course Management

FEB 2019

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02.19 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 97 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. IN MEMORIAM Bruce L. Dustin, 89, died Dec. 2, 2018. Mr. Dustin, a 50-year member of GCSAA, served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 before he and his father bought 40 acres in Eau Claire, Mich., where they opened a six-hole golf course, Pipestone Creek Golf Course, two years later. With the help of his family, he grew the club to an 18-hole public facility. While operating his own course, he spent eight years as the superintendent at The Oaks Golf Course in St. Joseph, Mich., followed by another 20 years overseeing Plym Park Golf Course in Niles, Mich. A lifetime member of Elks Lodge No. 541, Mr. Dustin is survived by daughters, Lori Dustin and Darcy (Mark) Kostrzewa; son, David (Melissa) Dustin; and grandchildren, Dustin and Adam Lester; Taylor and Bailey Dustin; Avery and Meredith Green; and Evan Kostrzewa. Donald "Chris" Haggerty, 55, died Oct. 31, 2018. Mr. Haggerty, a 28-year member of GCSAA, was a 1989 graduate of the turf management program at the University of Massachusetts-Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Two years later, he earned a degree in Integrated Pest Man- agement (IPM). At the time of his death, he was employed at Elkdale Country Club in Salamanca, N.Y. A staunch supporter of his children when they competed in sports and marching band, he was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills. According to his family, he loved a challenge and would never replace something that he could fix. Mr. Haggerty is survived by his wife, Linda; mother, Mary; daughter, Sarah Cece Roche; sons, Bradley Haggerty, Scott Haggerty, Quintin Haggerty and Ryan Haggerty; sisters, Suzy (PJ) Carroll and Dana Haggerty; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Gene Schneiter, 86, died Nov. 27, 2018. Mr. Schneiter, a 46-year member of GCSAA, earned a golf scholarship to Utah State University. He and his father built Red Hills Golf Course in St. George, Utah, and he was the course's first golf club professional. He helped build multiple golf courses in the region, dedicating his life to creating and expertly maintaining beautiful places for others to enjoy. Mr. Schneiter is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith Schneiter; sons, Jeff (Joan) Schneiter and Greg Schneiter; daughters, Barbara (Ken) Holt, Lynette (Eric) Schloer, and Terry Schneiter; brother, Ernie (Ardell) Schneiter; sisters, Colleen (Dean) Randall and Carolyn (Neil) Thornton; 12 grandchildren;10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. John W. Westermeier, CGCS, 65, died Dec. 10, 2018. Mr. Westermeier, a 40-year member of GCSAA, was the golf course superintendent at Harrison Lakes Country Club in Columbus, Ind., for several years and then worked for 33 years at Twin Lakes Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., until his death. He became a Certified Golf Course Superintendent in 1988 and was a certi- fied naturalist and master gardener. He was involved in the Marion County Master Gardener program and spent numerous hours volunteering as a garden guide on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. Because he believed trees were an important part of urban landscaping, he served on the Carmel Urban Forestry Committee. Mr. West - ermeier is survived by his wife, Janie Westermeier; sons, Scott (Michelle) Westermeier, Jimmy Westermeier, and Patrick Westermeier; sister, Ann Craft; brothers, Mark (Sue) Westermeier and Mike (Karyn) Westermeier; and grandson, Koen Westermeier.

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