Golf Course Management

MAY 2019

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88 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 05.19 Collin B. Power, Student, New Brunswick Andrew R. Sperber, Class C, Oak Ridge Steven W. Thomas, Class C, Medford NEW MEXICO Thomas J. Gloria, Student, Las Cruces NEW YORK Ana K. Alvarez, Class C, Southampton OHIO Brad Miller, Student, Cincinnati Joseph Morgan, Student, Oxford Brad J. Piecuch, Class C, Cincinnati OREGON Greg L. Albrightson, Class C, Bandon Josh S. Anderson, Class C, Bend PENNSYLVANIA Michael J. Lavelle, Class C, Ardmore RHODE ISLAND Evan Lewis, Student, Kingston SOUTH CAROLINA Jonathan B. Aull, Student, Conway Adam J. Galigher, Student, Conway Mark C. Harrison, Student, Conway SOUTH DAKOTA Jim A. Swanson, EM, Sioux Falls TENNESSEE Weston Enos, Class C, Memphis Joshua R. George, Class C, Lenoir City Christopher C. Joyner, Class C, Collierville TEXAS David L. Gonzales, Class C, San Antonio Stephen E. Gonzales, Class C, Austin Hadley K. Reynolds, Associate, Lubbock UTAH Brett L. Keeler, EM, Tooele Todd M. Rummins, Class C, Saint George VERMONT Mario Poirier, Affiliate, Williston VIRGINIA Luke R. Dyjak, Student, Blacksburg William E. Embrey, Class C, Fredericksburg Connor A. Gillespie, Student, Blacksburg Derrick Joyce, EM, Bristol Alexander O. Kaval, Student, Blacksburg Keri N. Knott, Student, Blacksburg Joshua P. Nunn, Class C, Midlothian Isaac J. Zortman, EM, Williamsburg WASHINGTON Dennis Feeney, Class C, Kingston Brian B. Johnson, Class C, Newcastle Benjamin T. McGinn, Class C, Roslyn Sean C. Stock, Class C, Spokane WEST VIRGINIA Micah Davis, Class B, Beckley CANADA Nick J. Daley, Class C, West Vancouver, British Columbia Rob D. Lewis, Class C, Ajax, Ontario Mark H. Luckhardt, Affiliate, Kincardine, Ontario Ksenia Thurston, Student, Langley, British Columbia Chris Whittaker, EM, Calgary, Alberta IN MEMORIAM Joe "JoJo" Diaz Jr., 55, died Oct. 2, 2018. Mr. Diaz, a 20-year member of GCSAA, was employed for 22 years as the golf course superintendent at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, Calif., where he oversaw 40 members of his staff, and all of them made sure the greens sparkled in the early morn- ing sun. Mr. Diaz is survived by his wife, Yvonne "Kissie" Reyna; sons, Carlos (Kristy) Diaz and Joseph Diaz III; daughter, Lorena "Nena" (Robert) Sterling; grandchildren, Carlos, Nikolas, Drew, Sadie and Cruz; great-niece, Celeste "Bootzie" Celaya; sisters, Mary "Chavela" and Christina "Kiki"; brothers, Gilbert and Andy; and grand- mother, Mary Salinas. John H. Fake, CGCS, 62, died Jan. 10, 2019. Mr. Fake, a 36-year member of GCSAA, served as the golf course superintendent at numerous places in the Southeast, including Hilaman Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fla. After retirement, he worked for the Wakulla County (Fla.) School District, maintaining the high school football field. He loved golf and his dogs and enjoyed watching Florida State University football. Mr. Fake is survived by his wife of 31 years, Renee Fake; son, Kenneth Fake; daughter, Sarah (Zac) Bobo; brother, Ken (Lori) Cooper; sister, Candace (Rod) Firth; and grandchildren, Gabriella, Gabriel and Gracelynn. Rick Kern, 63, died Dec. 27, 2018. Mr. Kern, a 35-year member of GCSAA, was a longtime employee, including as the golf course superintendent, at Hillcrest Golf Course in Durango, Colo. Longevity

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