Golf Course Management

JAN 2014

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

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The Ohio State University student Evan Riggs (pictured left) is the winner of the 2013 National FFA Turf Grass Management Profciency Award. To become a fnalist for the award, Riggs completed nearly 3,000 hours of employment with Red Hawk Run Golf Course in Findlay, Ohio, where 16-year GCSAA Class A member Benjamin Taylor oversees the facility. As part of the award, Riggs will participate in an eight-day tour of Costa Rican agriculture this year. The award is nationally sponsored by the John Deere Corp. The fnalists received a plaque and $500; Riggs received an additional $500. Riggs, in his second year at Ohio State, is majoring in turfgrass management and fuid power technology. Riggs, who plans to pursue work some day as a golf course superintendent, has participated in numerous FFA activities and career development events, including the Urban Soils CDE and agricultural and industrial diagnostics events. Book SEQUEL The sequel to Mark Leslie's frst book, "Putting a Little Spin on it: The Grooming's the Thing!" is now available as an e-book for Kindles and Nooks (his frst book was titled "Putting a Little Spin on it: The Design's the Thing!") Leslie, founding editor of Golf Course News (now Golf Course Industry), has written his second book for those who are involved in the maintenance side of the game. The book is loaded with quotations from many people who are well known in the industry. A sampling: "Dealing with ryegrass in the Mid-Atlantic, you're the resident genius one year and the village idiot the next," said the late Stanley Zontek, USGA Green Section icon. Here's another: "A superintendent has to realize he's working with nature. He has to grow it. He can't go out, put up two-by-fours and sheetrock and paint it." That comes from Palmer Maples Jr., CGCS Retired, GCSAA president in 1975. Ed Dunlap is the new senior vice president and chief fnancial offcer at Trojan Battery Co. Dunlap is responsible for all aspects of Trojan Battery's fnance programs as well as for leading the company's fnance, information technology and commodities strategies teams. He also serves as a member of Trojan's executive steering committee. Dunlap's additional responsibilities include overseeing tax planning, information systems, risk management, legal, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance and all lead/scrap activities. Dunlap has more than 30 years of experience and has served in various fnance and chief fnancial offcer roles for both private and publicly traded companies, including BF Goodrich Tires, PepsiCo Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Gap Inc., Wild Oats Markets, Shaklee Co. and Exxel Outdoors. Dunlap received an MBA from the University of Chicago and his bachelor's degree from Reed College. "Ed brings a signifcant amount of knowledge and international business expertise, which will help Trojan move forward into new markets worldwide," says Jeff Elder, president and chief executive offcer of Trojan Battery. 01.14 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 167

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