Golf Course Management

JAN 2014

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for the New Zealand Sports Turf Institute. Dow AgroSciences added two sales representatives to its turf and ornamental team: Annie Nsafoah and Patrick Bell. Nsafoah is stationed in eastern Florida. She received a bachelor's degree in agricultural biotechnology from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree in agricultural economics and international agricultural development from Oklahoma State University. Nsafoah replaces Kevin Sheaffer, who relocated to Indianapolis to work on the recruitment and talent development team. Bell, meanwhile, is assisting customers in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and the panhandle of Florida. Bell recently worked as a product manager in the Dow AgroSciences U.S. crops and turf and ornamental businesses. He earned his degree in animal and poultry sciences and a master's in agricultural and resource economics from Tuskegee University. Bell replaces Jennifer Monko, who relocated to Indianapolis as a training specialist. Brian Melka is the new vice president for the Americas at Kohler Engines. Melka's role is to identify and drive key business strategies to continue business growth through Kohler's expanding product line and key customer partnerships. Before joining Kohler, Melka worked in numerous leadership capacities at Rexnord Inc. and Textron Inc. He holds a bachelor's degree in fnance from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Wisconsin-Whitewater. Timothy J. Malinowski was promoted to senior sales manager-OEM sales in the engine and power products division of Kawasaki Motors Corp. Malinowski joined Kawasaki in 1998 and has held several OEM sales-related positions there. He now has overall responsibility for managing the activities of OEM sales managers, concentrating on continuing corporate sales development and creating specifc activity goals. Malinowski is focusing on business expansion and the development of existing and new opportunities in both the commercial and consumer markets. Malinowski received a B.A. from Michigan State University and a master's of management from Aquinas College. Walla Walla (Wash.) Community College turf management teacher Bill Griffth was honored by the Northwest Turfgrass Association (NTA) for his years of service by establishing the Bill Griffth Scholarship at Walla Walla CC. It will be an annual $1,000 scholarship to help a Walla Walla CC student to pursue a career in the turfgrass industry in the Northwest. Griffth taught courses for more than 20 years. Jim G. James, CCM, is the 2013 Club Executive of the Year as chosen by Club Management magazine. James has been senior director for club and hospitality operations at Augusta National Golf Club for the past 18 years. During the Masters, James oversees all quality standards and fnancial goals relating to hospitality, including administering member, sponsor and player services. James' team is responsible for coordinating the service of more than 10,000 meals per day. World-renowned golf landscape artist Linda Hartough introduced her painting of the ninth hole at Pinehurst No. 2 to commemorate the 2014 U.S. Open men's and women's championships that will take place there on back-to-back weeks. This is Hartough's 25th painting in her U.S. Open series, commissioned by the USGA. E-Z-Go renewed its agreement with Pebble Beach Co. to remain its exclusive supplier of golf car and utility vehicles. Under the agreement, the E-Z-Go RXV electric golf car will be in service for golfers at all four of the company's golf courses — Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay and Del Monte Golf Course. At any given time, approximately 450 RXV golf cars are in use, in addition to 140 E-Z-Go hospitality, commercial and industrial vehicles at the resorts. The relationship between E-Z-Go and Pebble Beach Co. has lasted more than 30 years. Design. The Trump Organization won a bid to maintain and operate the property and is investing $10 million to build a clubhouse. The formal name of the course is Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, was named Golf Resort of the Year for 2014 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). Cape Kidnappers earned the GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards for the international course category in 2011. Four golf courses that feature turf that was developed by Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, Texas, were named in Golfweek's 2014 list of the top 100 residential golf courses. The Texas courses, which feature Zeon zoysiagrass, are Briggs Ranch in San Antonio; Cordillera Ranch, Boerne; Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio), The Woodlands; and Escondido, Horseshoe Bay. Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb., selected KemperSports as its manager. The semi-private course, which includes an 18-hole public course, nine-hole executive course and expansive lodge, has been the host to U.S. Open qualifers and the Nebraska Section PGA Championship among other events. Berkeley Hall Golf Club in Bluffton, S.C., received an Honor Award in the Golf Course category in the Professional Grounds Management Society Green Star Awards. The program is designed to bring national recognition to grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence, complementing other national landscape award programs that recognize outstanding landscape design and construction. Danny Malone, CGCS, is director of operations at Berkeley Hall. Malone is a 16-year member of GCSAA. Dana Fry of Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design completed the design of Royal Park I Roveri Golf Course in Rotta Cerbiatta Fiano, Italy. The 18-hole, par-72 features majestic mountain backdrops, several ponds and creeks and is relatively fat. The new course joins an existing 18-hole course at Roveri. Submit items for "Industry News" to hrichman@gcsaa.org Ratcliffe Golf Services Inc., a golf course management frm in Charlotte, N.C., chose Jacobsen as a turf equipment supplier for fve public golf courses. Purchased through Jacobsen dealer Tri-State Pump, the equipment will be used at Charles T. Myers Golf Course, Paradise Valley Golf Course, Sunset Hills Golf Course, Dr. Charles Sifford Golf Course at Revolution Park and Renaissance Park Golf Course. The Sifford course is the home of The First Tee Charlotte. Ferry Point, a golf course on the East River in Bronx, N.Y., was completed by golf architect John Sanford. The links-style course brings to life property that previously served as a landfll. The layout is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course designed in collaboration with John Sanford Golf 01.14 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 169

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