Golf Course Management

OCT 2013

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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Golf Preservations Inc. Nationwide Golf Course Drainage Company Wendorf, Kleffner join Bayer team Wendorf Kleffner Bayer Crop Science announced the appointment of John Wendorf as market segment manager and Wes Kleffner as area sales manager for the North American Turf and Ornamentals business. Wendorf focuses on business development strategy to support the growth of Bayer's portfolio of turf and ornamentals solutions for professional land care managers and consumers. He has more than two decades of industry experience, most recently serving as vice president for the grower division of a horticultural distributor, where he managed the division's marketing efforts across eight business segments. Kleffner most recently was turf manager for Ryan Lawn and Tree. Earlier, he was an assistant golf course superintendent at The Club at Hokulia. member-owned, golf club. Oakmont's two 18-hole layouts were designed by Ted Robinson, past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, and designer of Sahalee, which hosted the 1998 PGA Championship. FireRock Country Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz., selected Troon to manage its 18-hole golf course. The facility, located just outside of Scottsdale, measures 7,001 yards and was designed by Gary Panks. Newport Dunes at Palmilla Beach in Port Aransas, Texas, is now being managed by Troon. Newport Dunes is a linksstyle Arnold Palmer Signature Course. A new pro shop and clubhouse currently are under construction, and completion is expected this fall. Twelve GCSAA member superintendents were selected for the inaugural Bayer Plant Health Academy that is part of the Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow program. They are: Chad B. Corp, CGCS, Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Mich.; Anthony M. Girardi, CGCS, Rockrimmon Country Club, Stamford, Conn.; Jeffrey E. Holliday, CGCS, Salisbury Country Club, Midlothian, Va.; Ralph J. Kepple, CGCS, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta; Andy Klein, Class A, Falcon Lakes Golf Course, Basehor, Kan.; Joseph A. Lasher, CGCS, The Resort at the Mountain, Welches, Ore.; Eric R. McPherson, CGCS, Omaha Country Club, Omaha, Neb.; Matthew H. Miller, Class A, Carey Park Golf Course, Hutchinson, Kan.; Jeffrey L. Seeman, Class A, Calverton Links, Calverton, N.Y.; Brian J. Stiehler, CGCS, Highlands Country Club, Highlands, N.C.; Douglas A. Vogel, Class A, Packanack Golf Club, Wayne, N.J.; and W. Craig Weyandt, Class A, The Moorings Yacht & Country Club, Vero Beach, Fla. Their two-part journey began last month with in-the-feld training at the Bayer Development and Training Center in Clayton, N.C.; it continues March 3-5 with classroom training at GCSAA headquarters in Lawrence, Kan. GCM Submit items for "Industry News" to Specializing in Drainage Installation on Existing Greens, Approach and Fairway Drainage Golf Preservations Inc. 504 Gloucester Ave Middlesboro, KY 40965 606-499-2732 Email:

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