Golf Course Management

APR 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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108 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 04.14 (Industry news) Florida GOLF DAY The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) announced its 2014 offcers and board of directors. They are: Damion J. DiOrio , CEO, Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club, president; Tony D'Errico , general manager/COO, Westwood Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., vice president; Jill R. Philmon , general manager/COO, Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte, secretary; and Richard H. Bayliss Jr. , COO, The Lost Tree Club, North Palm Beach, Fla., immediate past president. Newly elected or re-elected directors are: Mark A. Bado , general manager/COO, Kansas City Country Club, Mission Hills, Kan.; Robert C. James , COO, Westchester Country Club, Rye, N.Y.; Todd D. Marsh, general manager, Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Ill.; and Richard D. Spurlin , general manager, Eugene (Ore.) Country Club. Direc- tors continuing to serve on the board are: William E. Langley , general manager/COO, Quail Ridge Country Club, Boynton Beach, Fla.; Michael McCarthy , general manager/CEO, Addison Reserve Country Club, Delray Beach, Fla.; Robert J. Crifasi , general man- ager, New Orleans Country Club; Peter C. Davies , Centerville, Mass.; and Randall J. Ruder, general manager, Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y. Golf industry leaders celebrated Florida Golf Day in February at the state capitol in Tallahassee. Members of the Florida Golf Alliance, including the Florida Golf Course Su- perintendents Association and Club Managers Association of America, met with the House of Representatives and Senate to discuss the industry's economic impact, growth of youth development programs and enhanced sustainability procedures. International Golf Maintenance (IGM) com- pleted improvements at Lauderhill Golf Course in Lauderhill, Fla. "We have a great short course, perfect for seniors and juniors looking to have fun or work on their game," says Scott Newton, assistant director for the City Parks Department. "We needed some help to ensure our residents and area golfers would feel like they were getting a good value at Lauderhill. The changes in the conditions since IGM came in have been amazing. Our rounds are up and we are hearing lots of positive feedback from our guests." The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Chevron announced a new scholarship program for qualifed high school seniors who are pursuing college careers in STEM disciplines. Scholarships are available to students who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university as a full-time student with a focus on STEM-related courses. Applicants also must possess a demonstrated interest in golf, which may include school team and tournament participation, involvement in a First Tee chapter, and family or other golf-related extracurricular activities. CMAA Photo by Bruce Mathews Currie Golf Course The city of Midland, Mich., selected Billy Casper Golf (BCG) to manage its 36-hole Currie Golf Course and adjacent nine-hole, par-3 layout. BCG will manage Currie's operations, property maintenance, marketing and sales, staffng and training, merchandising, restaurant activities, special events and fnancial management. 108-111_April14_IndustryNews.indd 108 3/18/14 2:57 PM

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