Golf Course Management

MAY 2013

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ment of its Regional Affairs Department, including a revamped structure of six regions. The newly named Northeast Region consolidates the former New England Region with a number of states from the former East and Great Lakes Region. It now includes Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. The Southeast Region was expanded to include Virginia and West Virginia, joining Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Tennessee. The newly formed Great Lakes Region combines states in the former Ohio Valley Region (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio) with the remaining states in the East and Great Lakes Region (Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin). United Kingdom-based Golf Course Architecture, a journal covering golf design and development, announced the launch of its Architects' Choice Golf Rankings. Voting for the rankings is open solely to professional golf course architects because of their unique insight into golf course design. Architects will select their own criteria for the ranking, factoring in merits such as strategic value, beauty, fun and history, and weighting those attributes as they see ft, delivering individual top 10 lists that will be combined to produce a full top 100 ranking. Profle Products recognized the outstanding work of several of their distribution partners for engineered and specifed erosion control products at an awards banquet this winter. S&S Seeds won the Most Outstanding Project of 2012 for its work on a 110-mile SDG&E power transmission line, a multi-year project that used multiple truckloads of Conwed Medium, 12 tons of HydroBlanket BFM and more than 400 tons of ProMatrix Engineered Fiber Matrix. JMD Co. was named Top Gun, awarded to the distributor that achieved the highest total sales in 2012. PGG Wrightson Turf, based in Australia and New Zealand, won the International Distributor of the Year award. Green Resource won in the President's Club category, given to the distributor who sustains excellence and growth over a period of several years while promoting all of Profle's product categories. Granite Seed received the In the Fast Lane award for achieving the most year-over-year growth in 2012. Al Holleman with Agassiz Seed & Supply won Rookie of the Year. Pennington Seed received the Ground Assault award given to the distributor who best utilizes and promotes and soil testing while also demonstrating agronomic expertise and championing Profle's ProPlus Prescriptive Agronomic Formulations. The 2012 All Pro Team winners, consisting of sales representatives who exemplifed outstanding promotion and sales of Profle engineered and specifed products, included Brian Free, Pennington Seed; Adam Ference, JMD Co.; Tony Blatnik, JMD Co.; Dan Salsinger, Ero-Tex; Mike Ramy, Ramy Turf; David Gilpin, Pacifc Coast Seeds; and Damon Winter, Granite Seed. KemperSports announced its 2012 award winners during the annual KemperSports Leadership Conference at The Glen Club in Glenview, Ill. Scott Heyn from Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, Calif., received the James R. Seeley General Manager of the Year Award, named in honor of the former KemperSports executive vice president. The Glen Club was honored with the 2012 Facility of the Year Award, and Brad Fry, Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Mich., was named Golf Course Superintendent of the Year. Other awards: Shoal Creek Golf Course, Kansas City, Retailer of the Year; Jodie Anderson, The Governors Club, Brentwood, Tenn., James S. Kemper Staffer of the Year; Scott Bailey, The Governors Club, Brentwood, Tenn, Emil Esposito Golf Professional of the Year; Krystal Ruddy, The Bridges Golf Club, San Ramon, Calif., Salesperson of the Year; Doug Sperry, Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club, Dinuba, Calif., Hospitality Professional of the Year; The Crossings at Carls-

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