Golf Course Management

JUL 2014

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Q – What should we know about your course that we don't know already? It was once an estate owned by a former club president. When he passed away, the club acquired the house and surrounding grounds, turned it into a new clubhouse and had an 18-hole course built on its grounds. The full-time estate keeper who operated the grounds donated all proceeds to charity. They also set up a trust for all employees to ensure they were paid until they died. Q – At the end of the day, what are you most proud of managing a course like Montour Heights? Being a superintendent is very rewarding because my work is right in front of me for everyone to see. When I arrive in the morning and everything is nice, and the grass looks beautiful, it's a great feeling. It's like having a 240-acre garden – when it is all looking pretty, that's very rewarding. Fun Facts Who would be your dream guest to golf at Montour Heights Country Club? Arnold Palmer If you could go golfing with one person, who would you go with and why? Arnold Palmer, because Arnie is one of the reasons that golf is as popular as it is, and he's just a very classy individual. From all the stories I've heard about him over the years, he's a very humble man and an all- around good guy. Where are three places you would like to visit and check off your bucket list? Banff National Park in Canada, Alaska and Costa Rica What is one thing about you that might surprise people? My wife and I are starting to raise chickens and cattle now. We live on a 90-acre property because we enjoy farming and managing the land. Finish this statement. When I'm not at the golf course I'm: Working! My wife has a landscaping business, so I help her with that, and we also manage our own property. I feel landscaping has taught me how to be a better superintendent, especially in terms of attention to detail. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I like to fish – I just don't get much time to do it! Bayer CropScience LP, Environmental Science Division, 2 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. 1-800-331-2867. www.BackedbyBayer.com. Bayer(reg'd), the Bayer Cross (reg'd), StressGard™ and Tartan ® are trademarks of Bayer. Not all products are registered in all states. Always read and follow label directions. ©2014 Bayer CropScience LP. Untitled-1.indd 4 6/18/14 8:35 AM

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