Golf Course Management

FEB 2016

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116 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 02.16 Q: How did you land in this industry? A: I was lucky enough to have a basketball coach in primary school who had enough integrity to tell me basketball probably wasn't my thing. He also told me in the same breath that golf and tennis would be the future for females, and that I would probably excel in golf. It was through playing golf that I started helping out on the grounds behind the scenes as a 10-year-old. Q: Who is your main mentor? A: Gene and Sarah Green (owners of Clifty Golf Range in Hanover, Ind.). Although Gene doesn't say much, he has this very sly, subtle way of letting you know you messed up and you should be a better person than that. Sarah was a schoolteacher and was a lot more outspoken. She often shared her views of the world and shared what kind of person she thought an individual would need to be in order to ft into it. Q: Tell us the oddest thing you've witnessed on the course. A: I won't say where this happened, but we were all weeding bunkers one day on the ninth green, and the left side of the trap has a particularly steep and vertical face. We were chatting away, as we do when we're weeding and moving sand, when the guy on the green collar at the top of this bunker face leaned a little too far to pull a weed and came rolling head over heels all the way down the face and into the middle of the bunker. It was the classic example of awkward silence before everyone erupted in laughter. Q: What is the best piece of advice you have received? A: It'll never matter when, where or why you fell down. It's if and how you picked yourself up that always counts. — Howard Richman, GCM associate editor Getting to know you Brittney Goldsworthy is a pioneer who aimed high and nailed her target. As the frst female golf course superintendent in Western Australia, Goldsworthy had a purpose behind her goal. "I wanted to become a superintendent to have the opportunity to give back what so many others have given to me," says Goldsworthy, a native of Madison, Ind., and graduate of Purdue University. Brittney Goldsworthy Was: Second assistant superintendent, Lake Karrinyup Country Club, Karrinyup, Western Australia Is: Superintendent, Sea View Golf Club, Cottesloe, Western Australia (climbing the ladder) ON COURSE Feb. 3-6 — LPGA, Coates Golf Championship presented by R&L Carriers, Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, Ocala, Fla.; Jack Creveling, superintendent Feb. 4-7 — PGA Tour, Waste Management Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Charles Robertson, CGCS, director of golf course management Feb. 4-7 — European Tour, Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Feb. 5-7 — PGA Tour Champions, Allianz Championship, The Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton, Fla.; Shannon Easter, golf course maintenance director Feb. 11-14 — PGA Tour, AT&T Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.; Chris Dalhamer, CGCS Feb. 11-14 — European Tour, Tshwane Open, Pretoria Country Club, Waterkloof, South Africa Feb. 12-14 — PGA Tour Champions, ACE Group Classic, Twin Eagles (Talon), Naples, Fla.; Bruce Bach, director of golf course maintenance Feb. 18-21 — PGA Tour, Northern Trust Open, Riviera Country Club, Pacifc Palisades, Calif., Matt Morton, superintendent Feb. 18-21 — LPGA, ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open, The Grange Golf Club, Seaton, Australia Feb. 18-21 — European Tour, Maybank Championship Malaysia, Royal Selangou Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Feb. 25-28 — PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Brad Nelson, superintendent Feb. 25-28 — LPGA, Honda LPGA Thailand, Siam Country Club, Pattaya Old Course, Chomburi, Thailand MEMBERS ONLY

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