Golf Course Management

JUL 2019

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07.19 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 89 OHIO Robert D. Davis, EM, Dublin Noelick Gourgand, Student, Athens Robert J. Holcombe, EM, Fairfield Cameron S. Isedale, Student, Athens Kevin M. Obert, EM, Cincinnati James Schon, Student, Wooster Daniel C. Smith, Class C, Galena PENNSYLVANIA Sean P. Flynn, Student, University Park Colin J. Huber, Student, University Park Cameron McQuain, Class C, Farmington Justin T. Mease, Student, University Park Jacob M. Pezanowski, Class C, Carbondale Zachary Roberts, Student, University Park Andrew J. Wile, Student, University Park SOUTH CAROLINA Michael R. Cowell, Student, Conway Connor Duffy, Student, Conway Christopher M. Gentile, Class C, Myrtle Beach Bryan H. Matthews, Student, Conway Taylor R. Melton, Associate, Bluffton Samuel Trejo, Student, Conway TENNESSEE Michael W. Kent, Class C, Memphis TEXAS Ernesto Santos, EM, Amarillo UTAH Jordan H. Redd, Class C, Lehi Brandon K. Whitaker, Class C, Brigham City WISCONSIN Stephen M. Ems II, Class C, Wauwatosa Gregory S. Loreti, Class C, Green Bay Parker Mitchell, Class B, Columbus Kyle J. Seavecki, EM, Wauwatosa CANADA Curtis Hartley, Class C, Caledon, Ontario Brad Hummel, Class ISM, Midhurst, Ontario Tyler Plant, Class C, London, Ontario ENGLAND John Entwistle, ISM, Leatherhead PORTUGAL Bernardo Almeida, ISM, Vau UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Marie C. Sumanga, Class C, Dubai IN MEMORIAM Henri Coley, 75, died Jan. 12, 2019. Mr. Coley, a 22-year member of GCSAA, loved the game and respected the rules of it, and he played often with his friends in Port Orange, Fla. A native of Canada, he was a big fan of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and John Daly. Mr. Coley is survived by his wife, Jeanine. Robert Ford, 74, died Feb. 23, 2019. Mr. Ford, a 50-year member of GCSAA, worked at Oak Knoll Golf Course in Ash- land, Ore., while he was in college and fell in love with keeping golf courses pristine. After earning an agronomy degree, he worked at numerous golf courses on the West Coast, including Almaden Golf & Country Club in San Jose, Calif.; Los Altos (Calif.) Golf & Country Club; Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Ore.; and Battle Creek Golf Club in Salem, Ore. He ended his career where it started — Oak Knoll. He had numerous hobbies, including darts, competing in tournaments in the Bay Area. Mr. Ford is survived by daughters Julie (Lee) Kearney and Bonnie Ford; mother, Marie Ford; brother, Olin (Julie) Ford; step- daughter, Deidre (Dave) Dobrin; stepson, Dave Mazzella; grandchildren Aiden, Ana, Ava, Brendan, Erica, TJ, Sarah and David; and great-granddaughter Kendyl. Joseph "Joe" D. Graham, 38, died April 12, 2019. Mr. Graham, a 10-year member of GCSAA, was the superintendent at Oys- ter Bay Golf Links at Legends Golf Resort, which is located on Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand in Sunset Beach, N.C. He entered the industry by earning an associate de- gree in golf course management at Horry- Georgetown Technical College in Conway, S.C. "He helped me raise his younger brothers," says his mother, Elizabeth Mishoe. "He loved meeting new people. He gave them bear hugs. He was just an all- American kid." Mr. Graham is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Sue (Ricky) Mishoe; father, Rocky Graham; fiancee, Justine West; son, Zachary Graham; daughters, Autumn Graham and Makayla Graham and their mother, Shanna Graham; brothers, Daniel Graham, Matthew Graham and Jes- sie Graham; stepbrothers, Clayton (Heidi) Mishoe and Jonathan (Tracy) Mishoe; and many nieces and nephews.

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