Golf Course Management

OCT 2014

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N.C., facility by announcing an $8.5 million investment in plant operations to innovate production processes and add new products. Among other changes, the plant is adding a new line for the production of two-stage snow blowers and prepare for the addition of Honda generators. Turf Pride LLC announced that it has completed its purchase of Trion Lifts Inc. , a manufacturer of lift equip- ment designed for the maintenance of turf equipment. Trion was moved to Turf Pride's location in Andalusia, Ala. Primera Turf announced Agri- Turf Distributing LLC as an owner-distributor of Primera. Agri-Turf Distributing is a California-based distribu- tor of turf and ornamental, golf, nursery, vegetation management and pest control products. Jacobsen awarded 27 turfgrass scholarships to college students through- out North America. To qualify, students had to submit an application, an essay and a letter of recommendation from a turfgrass professional. This year's recipients were awarded $500 scholarships represent- ing 20 different colleges and universities including Michigan State, Texas A&M and Olds College. Kingsbarns Golf Links in St. Andrews, Scotland, will host its frst major championship — the Ricoh Women's Brit- ish Open in 2017. Kingsbarns has been host to the Alfred Dunhill Links Champion- ship since 2001. Duininck Golf completed renovations at Edinburgh USA, a Robert Trent Jones II- designed golf course in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Players can now putt, chip or bump- and-run the ball onto the putting surface from the closely mowed areas around the greens. The course also was made more environmentally sustainable. Columbus Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, celebrated the 50th anniversary of hosting the 1964 PGA Championship. The major event was good timing for the club, which two years earlier lost its clubhouse because of a fre. Representatives of PBI-Gordon Corp. traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in two annual events in late July that were coordinated by the Profes- sional Landcare Network, the national trade association for landscape industry professionals. The outreach included the Renewal & Remembrance volunteer clean- up and maintenance event at Arlington Na- tional Cemetery and a Legislative Day on Capitol Hill. PBI-Gordon product manager Jim Goodrich and sales representatives Scott Wanzor and Ray Funkhouser were among those participating. FireRock Country Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., was awarded "Favorite Golf Course" by the Fountain Hills Award program that annually honors local busi- nesses. FireRock is a private, upscale community. Henke Manufacturing an- nounced the signing of a sales agreement with FE26 Manufacturers Representatives as their offcial sales arm in Canada. ClubCorp signed an agreement to acquire Atlanta-based Sequoia Golf . The acquisition expanded ClubCorp's portfolio of private clubs from 159 to 209. Sequoia announced that the sale of its stock and assets was for $265 million. Troon has been selected to manage Tennessee National Golf Club in Loudon, Tenn. The golf course is an 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Golf Course that includes 13 water features. Club Car welcomed The Villages Golf Cars to its dealer network. The Villages operates four locations with more than 30,000 square feet of retail showroom space within The Villages, a sprawling retirement community in central Florida that is home to 95,000 residents. Billy Casper Golf (BCG ) has been selected to manage Cypress Creek Country Club in Boynton Beach, Fla. The semiprivate club celebrates its 50th an- niversary this year.

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