Golf Course Management

SEP 2013

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ate member. ISEAL is a global leader in defning credibility in sustainability standards systems. PEOPLE news Rhona Aime is the new chief fnancial offcer for the PGA of America. Aime oversees all fnancial and information technology matters pertaining to the PGA of America, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Aime has 21 years of experience in leading multinational companies in North America, South America and Europe. Most recently, she held various regional roles with Group Danone, a Paris-based multinational food-products corporation. Before that, Aime spent nearly 12 years with The Coca-Cola Co. in roles ranging from principal auditor to fnance director of Coca-Cola Netherlands. Aime is a native of Scotland. E-Z-GO announced the addition of Brian Tidwell as general counsel and Cheryl Fremaux as senior director information technology. Tidwell is providing legal leadership, guidance and counsel at the strategic and tactical levels. He also is serving as general counsel for Jacobsen, which like E-Z-GO is a Textron company. Previously, Tidwell worked for Bell Helicopter in its customer support and services organization and its supply chain function. Fremaux, meanwhile, is leading all aspects of information technology, formulating and executing strategies to help the company meet its growth objectives and managing the company's talent and resources. Most recently, Fremaux was operations manager in Textron's fnance shared services center. Carmen Magro is the new vice president of business development and agronomy for Stevens Water Monitoring Systems. Magro, 94 GCM September 2013 a former golf course superintendent, directed the golf course turfgrass management program and turfgrass research facilities at Penn State University. He also has been lead agronomist and director of education with Floratine Products Group and vice president of agronomy with UgMO Technologies. Magro founded an international consulting frm, Agronomy Management Solutions, which provides consultation services for agriculture, golf, sports turf, residential and environmental land use applications. Jay Houle was named national turf accounts manager for Exacto Inc. Houle, who has spent the last seven years as Northeast territory manager for Exacto, is leading the company's expansion into turf management and related markets. Houle's work experience includes serving as store manager for Lesco and sales manager at Valley Green Inc. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island in landscape architecture. Paul Bially is the new biostimulant product manager for Lebanon Turf. Bially began his career in the turf care industry as a formulations chemist at Aquatrols. Later, he served as district sales manager for Precision Laboratories. Recently, Bially worked as a sales and technology specialist for Lamberti USA, where he managed that company's line of surfactants, oleochemical derivatives, synthetic polymers and pigments designed for turf and ornamental manufacturing applications. Steve Christman is receiving the Perry Dye Service Award from the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA). Christman is owner/president of Eagle Golf & Landscape Products, which distributes pipe, drainage materials and erosion control products to the golf industry. Christman develops, manufactures and distributes Eagle Interface, a rootzone and moisture barrier specifcally designed for greens and bunker construction. The award is given periodically by the GCBAA to recognize one of its members who is an exceptional individual, who has been a loyal member of the association and who has devoted time and infuence to foster positive changes for the association. The Club Foundation announced the recipients of the 2014 Joe Perdue Scholarships. They are Quichen "Emma" Li, Niagara University; Rachel Zilka, Niagara University; Calli Oreschnigg, University of Houston; and Richard Albert, University of WisconsinStout. The Club Foundation established the scholarship in honor of the longtime educator and pillar of the club management industry. The scholarships provide tuition support to students who are pursuing careers in club management. Since its inception, The Club Foundation has awarded more than 172 student scholarships totaling more than $300,000. Any individual who is actively seeking a managerial career in the club industry and is currently attending an accredited fouryear college or university undergraduate program may apply to The Club Foundation for scholarship aid. CJ Nash was hired for the newly created role of technical manager for specialized chemistries at Precision Laboratories. Nash oversees product development, laboratory operations and certifcation as well as sales team orientation for new products. Previously, Nash worked for Dow Chemical as a senior technologist and in the U.S. Army, where she specialized in response to nuclear, biological and chemical warfare. She has a master's degree in chemistry from Loyola University in Chicago and a bachelor's degree in biology from Purdue University. Mark Roberts, sports turf manager with The Steward School in Richmond, Va., was selected as the second of four grand prize winners in the year-long "Watch and Win" giveaway from Turface Athletics. The giveaway offers sports feld managers, coaches and feld volunteers a chance to win big simply by watching one of the many educational videos at The frst winner was Mike Skender with Gurnee (Ill.) Park District. To enter the giveaway, participants can visit www.turface. com/50years/watch-and-win and watch the educational video. Viewers will receive a promotional code at the conclusion of the video that allows them to complete an entry form. GOLF briefs The Northeast Golf Co., led by Robert McNeil, ASGCA, renovated six courses in the spring. The culmination of the projects was completion of a comprehensive practice/teaching facility at Charles River Country Club in Newton, Mass. The company also directed work at Fairmount Country Club in Chatham, Madison Golf Club in Madison, Roxiticus Golf Club in Mendham and Mendham Golf and Tennis Club in Mendham. Projects ranged from new bunkering and tee complexes to reimagining strategy and hole routings. MetroWest Golf Club in Orlando will complete its $1.5 million renovations by November, the club says. Under the direction of Billy Fuller Golf Design of Atlanta, the project at the Robert Trent Jones Sr. Signature Course includes resurfacing all greens with TifEagle. Also, all tee boxes will be

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