Golf Course Management

SEP 2013

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laser-leveled and resurfaced, and the practice facility will be expanded with a new teeing area. MetroWest is a Marriott Golf-managed facility. Hamilton Farm Golf Club is now managed by KemperSports. An exclusive private club in Gladstone, N.J., Hamilton Farm has 36 holes, including an 18-hole par-3 course. Hamilton Farm Golf Club, 2012 Club of the Year as chosen by the New Jersey PGA, was the site of the LPGA's Sybase Match Play Championship from 2010 to 2012. Texas A&M University in College Station is set to showcase in late October the redesign of its golf course. Jeff Blume, a Texas A&M graduate, was the architect of the redesign. The course is a complete redesign of the original, which opened in 1950. Golf Course Architecture magazine reported that some of the new features are the addition of sand soil base to the fairways, elevated greens and a new irrigation system. PBI-Gordon goes to Washington Pacifc Links International entered into a reciprocal play program with GolfBC, granting members of each organization mutual access to both groups' collection of courses. It includes GolfBC's nine courses in British Columbia and two courses in Maui, as well as more than 80 courses that are part of Pacifc Links International's growing portfolio throughout Hawaii, Nevada, California and West Virginia. GCM Submit items for "Industry News" to hrichman@gcsaa.org. Waite leads team in John Deere Classic PBI-Gordon representatives (from left) Doug Obermann, Jim Goodrich, Ray Funkhouser and Scott Wanzor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., for PLANET's Legislative Day on the Hill event. PGA Tour pro Grant Waite headed the winning team in this year's John Deere Classic Pro-Am in July at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. His team included (from left) Rich Hohman, president, Kitson and Partners Clubs of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Rob Jeske, general manager corporate business division, John Deere Agriculture and Turf Division; Waite; Ben Tilley, superintendent, Headland Golf Club, Queensland, Australia; and Jason Manfull, superintendent, Crow Valley Golf Club, Davenport, Iowa. The team fnished with a net score of 54, prevailing after a card-back tie. Representatives of PBI-Gordon traveled to Washington, D.C., on July 22-23 to participate in two events coordinated by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national trade association for landscape industry professionals. The outreach included the annual Renewal & Remembrance volunteer cleanup and maintenance event at Arlington National Cemetery and a Legislative Day on Capitol Hill. On the frst day, PBI-Gordon reps Jim Goodrich, Scott Wanzor, Ray Funkhouser and Doug Obermann joined hundreds of landscape and lawn care professionals mulching, upgrading sprinklers, cabling and installing lightning protection for trees, pruning, applying lime to 150 acres, planting, and aerating the soil throughout the cemetery. On the second day, PBI-Gordon and PLANET members met on Capitol Hill with their local offcials and discussed an array of issues impacting the landscape industry, including H-2B, overregulation and Lyme disease legislation. "This is my fourth year participating in Renewal & Remembrance," Goodrich says. "It is always an honor and a privilege to take part in this event. I'm a U.S. Navy veteran who fought for our country, and it means so much to be able to give back and honor the fallen, those who have given the ultimate sacrifce fghting for the rights provided by the U.S. Constitution, and to help preserve this national treasure for generations to come." September 2013 GCM 95

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