Golf Course Management

JUL 2014

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102 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 07.14 Q: What makes Bully Pulpit special? (Golf Digest rated it No. 94 on its most recent 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses in America.) A: The views are unbelievable. You are in the Badlands of North Dakota. There are spots out there you can see pretty much the entire course. It's a blessing to be here. Q: Tell us about your goals. A: Try to learn as much about the business as I possibly can. I have a great teacher (GCSAA Class A superintendent Kyle Fick). He likes to teach; he wants to teach. I also want to make a comfortable living so I can provide for my family. I want to fnd a balance between work and family. Q: What is your most prized possession? A: Probably my golf clubs, simply because of how much I love the game and how at home I feel when I'm out playing. Q: When did this business get into your blood? A: When I was younger, I worked at a country club in Bloomington. They gave me a lot of respon- sibility. Working there and being able to provide a good experience for people is something I enjoyed. It became easy to wake up, knowing you would enjoy whatever you were going to be doing. It wasn't so much work as it was something I loved to do. Howard Richman, GCM associate editor Getting to know you Social media fts in the world of Andrew Stoldorf, which probably comes as no surprise for someone who is 23 years old (isn't everyone into it at that age?). He has a Twitter account (@StoldorfTurf). He also has his own blog ( He certainly had fod- der for both not too long ago when he went to syringe the 11th green, which had several occupants who delayed his work. "There must have been 15 to 20 cows on the green. By the time we got them off of it, it looked like it got pounded with divots," Stoldorf says. "That is one reason I love my job — every day is a different adventure." Andrew Stoldorf Was: Student, Rutgers, Professional Golf Turf Management School Is: Assistant superintendent, Bully Pulpit, Golf Course, Medora, N.D. (Climbing the ladder) ON COURSE July 3-6 — PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic, The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Jake Workman, superintendent. July 3-6 — Tour, Nova Scotia Open, Ashburn GC-New Course, Halifax, Canada. July 10-13 — PGA Tour, John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill., Alex Stuedemann, superintendent. July 10-13 — LPGA, Ricoh Women's British Open, Royal Birkdale GC, South - port, Lancashire, United Kingdom. July 10-13 — Champions Tour, U.S. Senior Open, Oak Tree CC, Edmond, Okla., Tyson Thill, director of agronomy. July 10-13 — Tour, Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank, Willow Creek CC, Sandy, Utah, Troy VanDenBerghe, GCSAA Class A superintendent. July 14-19 — USGA, U.S. Amateur Public Links, Sand Creek Station GC, Newton, Kan., James Houchen III, GCSAA Class A superintendent. July 14-19 — USGA, U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links, The Home Course, Dupont, Wash., Dennis Roque, superintendent. July 17-20 — PGA Tour, The Open Championship, Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, England. July 17-20 — LPGA, Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I, Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, Ohio, Daniel Salois, GCSAA Class A superintendent. July 17-20 — Tour, Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco, Hillcrest CC, Boise, Idaho, Joe Aholt, superintendent. MEMBERS ONLY 100-108_July14_Departments.indd 102 6/17/14 2:35 PM

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