Golf Course Management

JUN 2019

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06.19 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 37 senior vice president of community affairs and president of Pebble Beach Co. Founda- tion) that I thought Chris could bring the longevity at that position we were looking for," says Ted Horton, CGCS, who was vice president of resource management at Pebble Beach from 1993 to 2001. "Chris was the individual who could do it." A son rises in Monterey Ultimately, it's up to Dalhamer to de- liver the anticipated Pebble Beach golf ex- perience. Perhaps he was born to lead the cause. It seems there is no better time than right now to have a respected leader who presses the right buttons at Pebble Beach. Dalhamer was born at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, which is located less than three miles from Pebble Beach. As a preteen, he served as a standard- bearer when the PGA Tour event there was known as the Bing Crosby National Pro- Am. "Tom Watson got a hole-in-one when I was carrying for his group at Spyglass Hill (one of the courses that is used during that event). I got a high-five from him out of it," Dalhamer says. One of four sports-fueled sons in his family (his brother Andy played golf at the University of California, Santa Barbara), Dalhamer attended Oregon State Univer - sity with the hope of trying out for the base- ball team as a walk-on first baseman who carried a big stick, after having batted nearly .400 in high school. •e Pacific North- west school, however, wasn't his schtick. Dalhamer transferred to California State University, Chico, and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. He mi- nored in plant science, with a concentration in soils and irrigation. An internship he received through the Northern California Golf Association pro- pelled Dalhamer. After college, he interned at Pebble Beach and nearby Poppy Hills, and went back to school for an associate de- gree in ornamental horticulture at Monterey Peninsula College. Mark Michaud, then the superintendent at Pebble Beach, shaped Dalhamer in ways that surely will come in GCM goes to Pebble Beach If it's happening in golf course maintenance at this month's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif., GCM and GCSAA will have it covered. Begin - ning Sunday, June 9, real-time, behind-the-scenes reports — proudly presented in partnership with Rain Bird Golf — will be available in multiple forms, including on ( and on the Twitter accounts of GCM (@GCM_Magazine) and GCSAA (@GCSAA).

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