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94 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 05.14 (Industry news) Renovated COURSE The Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball named Jacobsen the offcial turf equipment supplier for Cubs Park, the team's new spring training facility in Mesa, Ariz. Cubs Park, spread over 140 acres and featur- ing four practice felds, a 65,000-square-foot state-of- the-art player development center and a top-of-the-line stadium, cost $99 million. Cubs Park purchased two LLF550 large-area reel mowers, two Tri-King small-area reel mowers, one Eclipse 322 small-area reel mower, one Greens King 526A walk-behind reel mower and two Cushman by Jacobsen Turf-Truckster utility vehicles. "The Chicago Cubs are an American sports team, and we're honored to be part of their team," Jacobsen President David Withers says. Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Galena, Ill., opened its four renovated courses (The Gen- eral is pictured) last month. The renovation incorporates the natural landscape of rolling hills and woodlands of the Galena Territory. Eagle Ridge is located 150 miles west of Chicago. Paul Hoffmann joined the sales team at Growth Products. He has more than 25 years of sales experience and has exten- sively provided technical assistance to turf and landscape professionals, most recently as a regional sales manager for Earthworks of Easton, Pa. Hoffmann also served on the Formulator's Committee for Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment and as a board member of the Professional Lawn Care Association of America. He has a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Southeast Missouri State University. Eagle Ridge Golf Club 094-099_May14_IndustryNews.indd 94 4/16/14 2:55 PM