Golf Course Management

MAR 2015

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03.15 3OLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 103 Sports Turf Research Insti- tute (STRI) honored winners of the 2015 Golf Environment Awards in January at Harrogate. Royal St. David's Golf Club , Harlech, North Wales, received Environmental Golf Course of the Year honors. John Kelly , Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Lancashire, received Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year. Hockley Golf Club , Twyford, Hampshire, earned Outstanding Environ- mental Project of the Year. Paul Rea was appointed senior vice president, crop protection, North America for BASF . Rea joined BASF Australia in 2001, moving to the U.S. in 2004. Rea has held a number of positions at BASF in the U.S., including director of the professional and specialty solutions division and vice president, U.S. crop operations. Most recently, Rea was senior vice president, crop protection, Asia-Pacifc. Spectrum Technologies Inc. appointed Alicia Gillman as director of marketing. Gillman oversees the devel- opment of diagnostic marketing strategies in alignment with company objectives to drive revenue. In addition, Gillman is spearheading marketing communications and leading advertising efforts to grow customer relationships. Gillman previously held global positions in communications at Deere & Co., and in marketing at T- Systems International Inc. Bob Raley was hired to be a sales representative for the East Coast region at Spring Valley . Raley, who earned a master of science degree in agronomy from Penn State University, spent three years with Agrium Advanced Technologies as an agronomist, managing research programs and providing agronomic sup- port for wholesale and retail sales. Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is coordinating a series of activities throughout 2015 International Year of Soil (IYS) to educate the public about the importance of soil. SSSA is developing a series of 12 2-min- ute educational videos. They are working in conjunction with Jim Toomey, author of the environmental cartoon, Sherman's Lagoon, for videos, go to www.soils.org/ iys/monthly-videos. Profle Products announced that Adam Dibble and Matt Welch each achieved the prestigious designation of Certifed Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI). Dibble is a senior marketing manager for Profle Products. He has been with the company fve years. Welch, a technical services associate, has been with Profle almost two years. The CESSWI certifcation recognizes individuals who have proven they are technically quali- fed to provide consistent and competent site inspections for compliance with ap- propriate local, state and national laws and regulations on permitted construction sites. The CESSWI program is administered by EnviroCert International Inc. Golf 20/20 announced the creation of a new website for women called Troon was selected to manage The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge in Monroe, N.Y. Located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge features an 18-hole, par-72 Jack Nicklaus Signature design. New Course MANAGEMENT Dibble Welch GolfForHer.com . It is designed to serve as a resource for all women interest- ed in the game — from those who have never played to those who are returning to the game and to those who play the game but want to engage more with the golf lifestyle. The website highlights initiatives, events, people and products of interest to women golfers of all ages and abilities.

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