Golf Course Management

MAY 2019

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90 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 05.19 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. best describes his time at Hillcrest. He started there at 23, and, in his second year, he was project manager for design and construction of an additional nine holes, then spent the next 30 years managing the grounds and winter cross-country course. The club hosted the Navajo Trails Open, held each Father's Day, which featured a full field of professionals and amateurs, and he and club professional Jim Fiala worked tirelessly to make it a success. Kern also oversaw the installation of a $1 million-plus Rainbird automated irrigation system. The family lived behind the No. 12 green, which provided a lovely backdrop that included the La Plata Mountains, and all six of the family's children worked at the golf course. In his pre-professional days, Kern earned a football scholarship to Fort Lewis College in Durango. Mr. Kern is survived by his wife, Susie Kern; children and spouses, Jennifer Kern (who is an LPGA teaching pro), Liz Bainter, Jered Kern, Jeff Kern, Sunshine Kern, Lori Moore, Joe Moore, Tom Stacy, Beth Stacy and Douglas Tatum; grandchil- dren, Ryley Bainter, Ashlyn Bainter, Braden Moore, Tayci Moore, Kayti Moore, Jamisyn Stacy, Josephine Stacy, David Tatum and Elizabeth Tatum; and also is survived by Randy and Deb Kern, Rob and Leann Kern, and Rene and Curtis Homer. Jim McLoughlin, 84, died March 9, 2019. Mr. McLoughlin served as executive director of GCSAA in the early 1980s and before that was executive director of the Metro- politan Golf Association from 1966 to 1980. He also was president of the International Association of Golf Executives. He spent four years as executive director of the Met- ropolitan GCSA and received the chapter's Lifetime Achievement Award. He wrote for industry publications and also formed the McLoughlin Group, which developed golf course projects globally. Mr. McLoughlin is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen McLoughlin; children, Laura and Herb Cunitz, Jackie and Graham; Jim and Stacey McLoughlin and Ellie and James; and Ken and Karen McLoughlin, Sarah, Allison and Danny. Lowell G. Stone, 81, died Feb. 8, 2019. Mr. Stone, a 48-year member of GCSAA and the son of a superintendent, was born in Oklahoma, but moved west with his family and worked as a superintendent at numerous golf courses in California, including Sunnyside Country Club in Fresno; Stockdale Country Club in Bakersfield; and Madera Golf & Country Club. Mr. Stone is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jan Stone; sons, Bill Stone, Gary Stone and Curt Parkinson; daughters, Paula Stone, Sandy Stone and Tyra Greco; and many grandchil- dren and great-grandchildren. Mark Joseph "MJ" Yoder, 83, died Feb. 15, 2019. Mr. Yoder, a 46-year member of GCSAA, earned an associate degree in turfgrass management from Michigan State University before becoming an intern, then assistant superintendent, at Point O' Woods Golf and Country Club in Benton Harbor, Mich. Later, he became superintendent at Cadillac (Mich.) Country Club. He also worked in Vermont and overseas in Ivory Coast. His company, Walnuts Unlimited, helped sponsor the Lakeshore High School wrestling team. Mr. Yoder is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn Yoder; daughters, Julie (David) Elmore, Sonya and Monique; grandson, Oliver; sisters, Leah Roberts, Eunice (Jim) Brenneman and Ruby Campos; brother, Phil (Judy) Yoder; and many nieces and nephews.

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