Golf Course Management

OCT 2014

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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WEST VIRGINIA Steven Boggs, Class C, Walkersville WISCONSIN James Boer, Class C, Fort Atkinson GERMANY David G. Burgess, Associate, St. Leon-Rot IRELAND Niall Buckley, Student, Dublin UNITED KINGDOM Hayden Mead, ISM, Beaumaris IN MEMORIAM James E. Hayes, 91, died June 17, 2014. Mr. Hayes was a 40-year member of GCSAA. He was the superintendent at Linville Land Harbor Golf Club in Linville, N.C., and also at Hound Ears Club in Boone, N.C. He was responsible for design and construction of the back nine at Land Harbor. Following his retirement in 1987, Mr. Hayes continued to work part time on the golf course for 20 years. He was a founding member of the Western North Carolina Turfgrass Association (WNCTA) and, in 2008, the WNCTA named its scholarship endowment in his honor. A 40-year member of the Carolinas GCSA, Mr. Hayes received its Distin - guished Service Award in 2002. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Follow - ing his military service, Mr. Hayes served in the U.S. Postal Service and as a district park ranger for the Blue Ridge Parkway. He is survived by his wife, Faye; sons Jim, Michael and Wally; daughter Gail; and several grandchildren and great-grand - children. Memorials can be made to the Ernie Hayes Scholarship Fund, WNCTA, 7 Bevlyn Drive, Asheville, N.C., 28803. Aylor G. Rogers, 90, died June 17, 2014. Mr. Rogers, a 47-year member of GCSAA, was the superintendent and golf club professional for many years at Cedars Country Club. He also served as superintendent at Wake Forest and later oversaw the construction of Grandfather Golf and Country Club, where he became the superintendent until his retirement. Rogers was a lifetime member of the North Carolina Turfgrass Council and the Carolinas GCSA. He loved to golf; shortly before his 71st birthday, Rogers scored a hole-in-one. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Owen Rogers; sister Glenn Yates; daughter Kimberly (Steve) Min - nich; granddaughters Brianna, Shannon and Kari Minnich; and many nieces and nephews. Mark Printsky, CGCS Retired, 56, died June 9, 2014. Mr. Printsky, a 30-year member of GCSAA, graduated from SUNY-Cobleskill with a degree in recreational land management. He spent 25 years as the superintendent at McGregor Links Country Club in Wilton, N.Y., where he later served as facilities manager. He worked at other courses, including The Edison Club and Tijeras Arroyo Golf Course at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M. Mr. Printsky was a go-to guy for other superinten - dents who faced challenging situations on their own courses. He was willing to help them whenever needed. He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth LaBelle Printsky; mother, Joan Connolly Printsky; mother- in-law, Angie LaBelle; sisters Mary Ellen Staccone and Shelly Valek; sister-in- law Theresa LaBelle (Dave) Tomlinson; bothers-in-law Francis J. LaBelle Jr. and Doug Ryan; nephews Anthony Staccone, Joseph Valek, Mark Tomlinson and Shane Tomlinson; and niece Caroline Staccone. Memorials in his honor may be made to Saratoga Warhorse Foundation, PO Box 461, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 12866 or The Franklin Community Center, 10 Franklin Street, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 12866.

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