Golf Course Management

JUL 2014

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07.14 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 99 development and senior counsel for NBC Sports/Golf Channel. Brent Bolton joined Lebanon Seaboard Corp. as its new grass seed general manager. His position focuses on building business relationships with key growers, blenders, breeders and dealers. Bolton, who has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, previously worked for Scotts Miracle-Gro. Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) extended its partnership with the 2014 Green Sports Alliance Summit . Green Sports Alliance is a nonproft organization designed to help the sports industry enhance environmental performance. More than 600 industry stakeholders, including several STMA members, are participating in the fourth annual Green Sports Alliance Summit set for July 21-23 in Santa Clara, Calif. Colorado and Louisiana proclaimed July as Smart Irrigation Month in their respective states. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued formal proclamations to recognize the initiative. This is the third consecutive year that Colorado is recognizing Smart Irrigation Month. It is the frst for Louisiana. The Irrigation Association frst launched Smart Irrigation Month in July 2005 to increase public awareness of the value of water-use effciency and water-saving products, practices and services. The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) announced a partnership with Landscapes Unlimited to support CMAA and The Club Foundation as a bronze partner in the CMAA Corporate Alliance Program. The partnership represents a signifcant commitment by Landscapes Unlimited, a golf course construction, management and sports and recreation company, to support CMAA and The Club Foundation. Landscapes Unlimited is a solutions-based company that provides customers with comprehensive expertise within the golf and recreation industries. CMAA announced 18 new members in its Honor Society. They are Albert Costanini , Canoe Brook CC, Summit, N.J.; Jeffrey J. Blais , Green Island CC, Columbus, Ga.; Michael Bradfeld , Countryside Golf and CC, Naples, Fla.; Cindy R. Davis , Athens CC, Athens, Texas; Thomas M. DeLozier , Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.; Dana R. DiChiara , Mountain Brook Club, Birmingham, Ala.; James Fields, Skaneateles CC, Skaneateles, N.Y.; John E. Foster , Wade Hampton GC, Cashiers, N.C.; Christophe Granger , Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Gavin B. Inglis , Knickerbocker CC, Tenafy, N.J.; Thomas C. Janney , CC of Virginia, Richmond, Va.; Michael J. Mally , The Carriage Club, Kansas City; Max. D. Moreno , Elmcrest CC, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Eric J. Rhodes , Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio; Neil Rooney , Scarboro Golf and CC, Toronto, Ontario; Larry Steve Savvides , Mizner CC, Delray Beach, Fla.; Ryan Shaw , Fiddlesticks CC, Fort Myers, Fla.; and Randle St. John , Wilshire CC, Los Angeles, Calif. McGladrey LLP renewed its commitment to CMAA and is remaining a Bronze Alliance Partner. McGladrey is a U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. The Prestwick Group Inc. announced personnel moves, including one that represents a homecoming. Derek Wathke , who left the company late in 2013, has returned to again work on the sales staff. Originally, Dustin Schwab had replaced Wathke. Schwab, interestingly, was recommended to The Prestwick Group by Wathke. In between, the company also hired Ben Fahrenholz . Territories were adjusted to accommodate all three men. Meadows Farms Golf Course in Locust Grove, Va., selected Billy Casper Golf (BCG) to manage its facility. Meadows Farms is a 27-hole layout. The featured hole is an 841-yard par-6. Virginia Costa, senior designer and agronomist at Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design , was named associate member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA). Costa, who resides in Italy, is an accomplished amateur player, having been a member of the Italian National Team. Skybrook Golf Club in Huntersville, N.C., chose Troon to manage its facility. The clubhouse at the par-72 golf course sits on one of the highest elevations in Charlotte- Mecklenburg County. 096-099_July14_IndustryNews.indd 99 6/17/14 2:34 PM

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