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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66 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 04.14 GIS highlights 66 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 04.14 The members of the winning team are Brian Hogan, Matthew Park and Waite, all students in the IAA, and Ryan Higgins, who is a student in the department of plant science and landscape architecture. For their efforts, the students are taking home $4,000 in prize money, the traveling Turf Bowl trophy and the opportunity to be part of the maintenance crew at The Players Cham - pionship at TPC Sawgrass in May. The other nine prize-winning teams are: 2nd: $2,000. Team 56, Michigan State University Eric Chestnut, Fernando Exposito, Dillon McCrackin, John Parvin, Advisor: Dr. Trey Rogers 3rd: $1,000. Team 49, Penn State University Alexander Bonini, William Ellinger, Michael Gurcsik, Chris Marra, Advisor: Dr. John Kaminski 4th: $800. Team 18, Cal Poly Pomona Cody Chavez, Raul Martinez, Adam Mason, Lucio Zepeda, Advisor: Dr. Kelly Parkins 5th: $700. Team 23, Purdue University Matt Dudley, Keegan Gray, Jada Powlen, Cameron Rice, Advisor: Dr. Cale Bigelow 6th: $300. Team 20, Iowa State University Evan Alderman, Brandon Bousema, Spencer Nelson, Conrad Pannkuk, Advisor: Dr. Nick Christians 7th: $300. Team 46, Rutgers University Ryan Daddio, Nick Delmar, Kyle Genova, Lorabeth West, Advisor: Dr. Brad Park 8th: $300. Team 15, University of Massachusetts Amherst Brian Callahan, Steve McPartlin, Teddy Norman, Sean Raposo, Advisor: Dr. Michelle DaCosta 9th: $300. Team 60, The Ohio State University John DiFranco, Andrew Northeim, Isaac Santel, Tyler VanLandingham, Advisor: Dr. David Gardner 10th: $300. Team 5, Kansas State University Lane Hedlund, Dustin Huber, Randy Rudolph, Dillon Scheer, Advisor: Dr. Jack Fry Super Bowl QB at GIS Ron Jaworski was part of the golf course management industry even before he was under center in a Super Bowl. Jaworski purchased Abington Club in Jen - kintown, Pa., in 1979. A year later, Jaworski's football career reached its pinnacle. Jaworski, perhaps best known as "Jaws," was voted Most Valuable Player of the National Football League in 1980, leading the Philadelphia Ea - gles to the Super Bowl (they lost to the Oak- land Raiders). He made an appearance at the Golf Indus - try Show, walking the showroom foor, fanked by one of his superintendents (Charlie Clarke) and his son BJ Jaworski (executive vice presi - dent of Ron Jaworski Golf). Jaworski, who still can be seen during the NFL season on ESPN as an analyst, owns and operates multiple golf courses on the East Coast, including Running Deer Golf Club in Pittsgrove, N.J. "I'm a golfer," Jaworski said, "and I know if you have a great golf course that everything at the facility feeds off of that." Jaworski gave props to Clarke and all of his superintendents and their staffs for what they accomplish daily. "You have got to have great conditions to have a great golf course," Jaworski said. "If you have a great golf course, people know about you." Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski (left) walks the showroom foor at GIS with Charlie Clarke, the superintendent at one of the golf courses Jaworski owns. Photo by Howard Richman John Deere North American sales manager Steve Vincent (far left) and GCSAA 2013 President Patrick R. Finlen, CGCS (far right), honored (from left to right) Dr. Kevin Mathias, the members of the winning 2014 University of Maryland Turf Bowl team, and one of their coaches, Alex Steinman, for taking the No. 1 spot in GCSAA's 20th Annual Collegiate Turf Bowl. Photo © Montana Pritchard 056-067_GIS_Recap_14.indd 66 3/18/14 2:49 PM

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