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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114 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 04.14 Q: How did you become interested in this business? A: When I was younger, I mowed many of my neighbors' lawns. I fell in love with working outdoors. I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to continue to do so. Q: What's your favorite piece of equipment? A: That would have to be the electric greens mowers we recently got. They are very quiet, smooth and have little vibration. It's similar to using scissors — you can almost feel the grass being cut. Q: What fuels you to begin your work day? A: A Granola bar, coffee, and I'm on my way. Q: What makes working at Westmoor enjoyable? A: Seeing the end product. I love working with people, working together as a team, creating some- thing that one person cannot do alone. Q: Is there anything about you that might surprise people? A: I enjoy cooking. I like to make burgers. I make a stuffed burger with the works — cheese, bacon, onions and mushrooms. Howard Richman, GCM associate editor Getting to know you Often, when someone says they are living the dream, it is laced with a heavy dose of sarcasm. When Patrick Reuteman tells you he is living the dream, you'd better believe it. Reuteman, 23, is at Westmoor Country Club in Brookfeld, Wis., where he worked summers during high school and college for superintendent Bryan Bergner. After Reuteman gradu- ated last May, he was hired the same month at Westmoor. "It was pretty much a dream come true," says Reuteman, who was raised less than 2 miles from the course. "It's neat to go back and have a say in what we do." Bergner says Reuteman, a two-year member of GCSAA, earned his respect way before he hired him last year. "I found out he was somebody I could trust almost instantly," Bergner says. "As luck would have it, we were able to nab him before anyone else." Patrick Reuteman Was: Student University of Wisconsin-Madison Is: Assistant golf course superintendent Westmoor Country Club Brookfeld, Wis. (Climbing the ladder) ON COURSE April 3-6 — PGA Tour, Shell Houston Open, Golf Club of Houston, Humble, Texas, Michael Mefford, superintendent. April 3-6 — LPGA, Kraft Nabisco Championship, Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course, Rancho Mirage, Calif., David Johnson, golf course maintenance director. April 3-6 — European Tour, NH Collection Open, La Reserva de Sotogrande Club de Golf, Cadiz, Spain. April 10-13 — PGA Tour, The Masters, Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga., Marsh Benson, senior director golf course & grounds; Brad Owen, GCSAA Class A superintendent. April 10-13 — Tour, El Bosque Mexico Championship, El Bosque Golf Club, Leon, Guanajuto, Mexico. April 16-19 — LPGA, LPGA Lotte Championship presented by J Golf, Kapolei, Ko Olina Golf Club, Oahu, Hawaii, Alan Nakamura, superintendent. April 17-20 — PGA Tour, RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, S.C., Jonathan Wright, GCSAA Class A superintendent. April 17-20 — European Tour, May- bank Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. April 18-20 — Champions Tour, Greater Gwinnett Championship, TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Ga., Mike Crawford, CGCS. April 24-27 — PGA Tour, Zurich Classic of New Orleans, TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La., Robb Arnold, GCSAA Class A superintendent. April 24-27 — LPGA, Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, Lake Merced Golf Club, San Francisco, Zach Ohsann, superintendent. April 24-27 — Tour, WNB Golf Classic, Midland Country Club, Mid - land, Texas, Fore Brown IV, CGCS. April 24-27 — European Tour, Volvo China Open, Genzon Country Club, Shenzhen, China. MEMBERS ONLY 112-123_April14_Departments.indd 114 3/18/14 2:57 PM

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