Golf Course Management

JUN 2019

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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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. second nine opened in 1960; and in 1963, the par-3 opened. A lifelong member of the Berrien County Farm Bureau and the Michigan State Horticulture Society, he served as president of both the Michiana and West Michigan GCSA and was among the first GCSAA members to earn Certi- fied Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) status. He also recorded a hole-in-one. Mr. Graber is survived by his wife, Thelma; daughters Fern (Phil) Gaddie and Connie Graber; stepson, Tom Stubelt; stepdaugh- ters, Amy (Mike) Brenner and Joan (Len) Veine; brother, Dr. Elmer Graber; niece, Cynthia (John) Schroeder; grandnephews, Robert and David Schroeder; grandniece, Gwenlynn Ortman; and numerous step- grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John T. Grant, 91, died March 10, 2019. Mr. Grant, a 37-year member of GCSAA, spent 36 years as a Naval Reserve pilot and retired with the rank of captain. He had a long career in golf course manage- ment in Northern California, where he was affectionately known as "the Captain." Mr. Grant is survived by his children, Jim (Ellen) Grant, Therese Grant, Rich (Colleen) Grant, Michael (Yuko) Grant, and David (Lisa) Grant; former spouse, Patricia Grant; and 10 grandchildren. Charles J. Hadwick, 63, died April 6, 2019. Mr. Hadwick, a 40-year member of GCSAA, was an all-city football player in high school in Lincoln, Neb., before attending the University of Nebraska. He served as president of the Nebraska Turfgrass Foundation (NTF) in 1999 and was a member of the Nebraska GCSA for 39 years. He earned numerous awards, including Superintendent of the Year in 1991; Distinguished Service Award from NTF in 2003; and the Presidential Award at the Nebraska Turf Conference in 2015. For 19 years, he was the golf course superintendent at the Country Club of Lin- coln. In his spare time, he served as scout master for the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Hadwick is survived by his wife, Sandra Jean Hadwick; son, Gregory Joseph Hadwick; stepson, David Wayne Welch; stepdaughter, Theresa Marie (Kristopher) Stanley; brothers, John Carl (GayeLeene) Hadwick and Robert Joseph (Colleen) Hadwick; sisters, Dianna Loretta (Mike) Maher, Deborah Ann Mohr, and Jeannie Marie Hadwick; and sister-in-law, Benita Marie Hadwick. Benjamin A. Leshow, 28, died April 14, 2019. Mr. Leshow, a two-year member of GCSAA, graduated from Ligonier Valley High School in Ligonier, Pa., in 2010, and earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture management and rural development from the University of West Virginia. He had just been promoted to the position of golf course superintendent at Rolling Rock Club in Ligonier when he died. Mr. Leshow is survived by his parents, Samuel M. Leshow and Fiona (John M. Grottenhaler) Wittmann Leshow; sister, Emilie C. Le- show; brothers, Samuel M. Leshow Jr. and Ian A. Leshow; and maternal grandmother, Fiona (Steve) Blazczak. Richard J. Polis, 60, died March 3, 2019. Mr. Polis, a one-year member of GCSAA, moved to Florida in 1998 to pursue a career in lawn agriculture, eventually owning his own business, Green Earth Landscaping. He became the golf course superintendent at Island Dunes Country Club in Jensen Beach, Fla. Mr. Polis is survived by his daughter, Tina (Eric) Brown; mother, Catherine Polis; sister, Christine Anastasi; brother, William Polis; grandchil- dren, Claire and Henry Brown; and many nieces and nephews.

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