Golf Course Management

SEP 2013

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IN memoriam David P. Amirault, 51, died Feb. 7, 2013. Mr. Amirault, a 21-year member of GCSAA, was superintendent at Deer Creek Golf Club in Jacksonville, Fla. He also was a past president of the North Florida GCSA. Amirault, who attended the University of Massachusetts, was an avid sportsman and bowler. He also played golf every Friday. Mr. Amirault is survived by his wife, Shelley Amirault; son Jacob Amirault; parents, Paul and Anne Amirault; sisters Diane Ranaldi and Carol Erb; niece Alica Erb and daughters Kayla and Candace. J. Harry Hanson, CGCS, 76, died Feb. 18, 2013. Mr. Hanson, a 23-year member of GCSAA, was tournament chairman at Berlin Golf & Country Club in Berlin, Germany, and also was an assistant superintendent at Heidelberg Golf Club. He was an assistant at several courses in Florida, including Mariner Sands Country Club, Boynton Beach and PGA National. Hanson, who graduated from Lake City, Fla., Community College, recorded nine holes-in-one. In 1986, he carded a 75 at The Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. Hanson is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Hanson; daughters Carol Cunningham, Rita Hanson, Rose Neel, Mary Hanson and Rae Lee Hanson; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Ray L. Jacomo Sr., 73, died Dec. 2, 2012. Mr. Jacomo, a 46-year member of GCSAA, was a third-generation superintendent. He spent most of his working years in Louisiana (Sherwood Forest Country Club and Shenandoah Country Club) and Oklahoma (Jimmie Austin Golf Club and Lake Murray). He is survived by his wife, Ella Jacomo; son Ray Jacomo Jr.; daughter Jill Larwig; stepson Jack Leader; stepbrother Doyle S. Fraser Jr.; grandchildren Christopher Larwig, David Larwig, Angela Adams, Catherine Jacomo and Amy Garder; great-grandchildren Royal Garder, Jacob Adams and Madeline Adams. Charles W. Mock, 78, died June 22, 2013. Mr. Mock, a 54-year member of GCSAA, entered the industry in 1950 as a greenskeeper at Army-Navy Country Club. Later he worked as an assistant superintendent at Greens Fairfax Course. He worked there from 1966 until his retirement in 1994. For the next two years, Mock served as a contractor for Greens Fairfax Course. He was involved in the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG). He is survived by his wife, Helen Mock; sons Curtis Nolan Mock and Charles Wallace Mock; daughter Cindy Grace Mock; brother John Lee Mock; and several nieces and nephews. GCM

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