Golf Course Management

JUL 2013

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pflege as managing director. Britton is responsible for all Austrian and Italian golf courses and for international consultation. In the past, he was responsible for such well-known courses as the Jack Nicklaus 36-hole facility Lan Hai International Golf Club in Shangai, China; Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in Stockholm, Sweden; and Fontana Golf & Sport Club in Oberwaltersdorf, Austria. Linnen, Castanza take new roles at Dow AgroSciences Linnen Castanza Tom Linnen was named marketing leader for turf and ornamental business at Dow AgroSciences. Linnen is managing the portfolio strategies for all herbicides, insecticides and fungicides in the turf and ornamentals segment. He also oversees the account management team and works closely with distributors and formulators to develop new opportunities and technologies for the market. Also, Dow AgroSciences announced Jan Castanza accepted a position as sales representative in western Florida. Castanza replaced Maureen Clark, who relocated to Indianapolis to work on the crop protection and urban pest management businesses. Castanza has been with the company since 1973 and has worked on the Sentricon System business since its inception in 1995. JFO Design LLC, Suwanee, Ga.; and Taylor Zimbelman, principal designer, Dye Designs Group, Englewood, Colo. The New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation held its annual meeting and elected a new executive board. Steve Mann, CGCS, of the Captain's Course in Brewster, Mass., is the 17th president of the foundation (taking over for former president Scott Cybulski, CGCS). Superintendent John Clark of Rochester Country Club in Gonic, N.H., is vice president. Clifford J. Drezek of Arbor Turf Services in Marlborough, Mass., is treasurer. Matthew A. Crowther, CGCS, of Mink Meadows Golf Club in Vineyard Haven, Mass., is foundation secretary. The conference was held in Providence, R.I. Sixty-four hours of education and 13 hours of trade show were offered in a four-day span. More than 160 exhibitors supported the trade show. The 2014 show is scheduled for March 3-6 in Providence. The Club Managers As96 GCM July 2013 sociation of America (CMAA) named four new certifed club managers (CCM). They are: Brett Draper, CCM, Canterwood Golf & Country Club, Gig Harbor, Wash.; Timothy H. Eldridge, CCM, The Landings Club, Savannah, Ga.; Bradley W. Ladik, CCM, Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.; and Jason Murphy, CCM, Redlands (Calif.) Country Club. The CCM title indicates that a club management professional has completed a rigorous course of study and training and shows a dedication to, profciency and expertise in the club industry. Exacto Inc. promoted Diana Braun to chief executive offcer. Braun also has served as chief fnancial offcer and president at Exacto, which was founded in 1981. It is a manufacturer of innovative adjuvant technologies for wholesale and private label markets. Spring Valley promoted Dave Wacker to general manager. Wacker has worked at Spring Valley for three years, previously serving as its sales manager. His responsibilities include developing and executing strategic plans and objectives; communicating company goals and objectives; and overseeing the day-to-day activities of operations, human resources and sales and marketing. Spring Valley formulates turf fertilizers and ice melt- ers for the retail and professional green industries. Greg Parker was named brand and specifcations manager for Underhill International's 2Wire and Mirage Series product lines. Parker is overseeing research and development of 2Wire and Mirage Series while providing technical training and marketing support. Underhill 2Wire products include the Sapien controller, Novo 2Wire Converter, 2Wire decoders and a range of accessories. The Mirage Series features Underhill's long-throw Mirage sprinkler heads and Mirage Total Solutions Kits. Parker most recently worked with HydroPoint Data Systems Inc., where he led the development of the frst commercial weather-based controller and Internetmanaged system. Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) named Phil Fogarty, Weed Man sub-master franchisor of Euclid, Ohio, as its Environmental Communicator of the Year and Larry Aylward of Superintendent magazine as its Plant Health Writer of the Year in its inaugural year for that honor. That award is sponsored by Bayer, who recognizes an outstanding writer for excellence in plant health issues to the appropriate green industry audience through writing, including new media, for a publication or publishing company. The winner must be a TOCA member. Wes Mathany, SCPS, is the newest member to join the Turfline Inc. sales force. Mathany is managing a portion of the domestic sales efforts as national accounts manager. Mathany has more than 45 years in the golf industry, including 30 years as a certifed golf course superintendent and 17 years as sales professional for Toro. GOLF briefs Barry B. Britton joined the team of golf course maintenance company Engelmann Golfplatz- JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa announced a new $10 million course, Ambiente, for this fall. Ambiente (the Spanish word for "environment") is being designed with a detailed eco-friendly focus and will become the frst new golf course development project in the PhoenixScottsdale and Paradise Valley areas in

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