Golf Course Management

JAN 2017

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116 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 01.17 FOR DIRECTOR John Walker John Walker has served as the director of golf course maintenance at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club in Montgomery, Texas, since 2013. Previously, he worked as superintendent at Blackhorse Golf Club in Cypress, Texas; Shadow Hawk Country Club and Houstonian Country Club in Richmond, Texas; Inwood Forest Golf & Country Club in Houston; and Weston Lakes Country Club in Ful- shear, Texas. Walker has a bachelor's degree in agronomy from Texas A&M University. A 30-year member of GCSAA, Walker was elected to the GCSAA Board of Directors in 2016 and currently serves as chairman of the Scholarship Committee and GCSAA Scholars Competition Task Group. He is also vice chairman of the Communications/Outreach and GCM Editorial Board task groups and the Research Proposal Review Committee. Walker is a member and former president of both the South Texas GCSA and the Lone Star GCSA. He is also a member and serves on the board of directors of the Texas Turfgrass Association. Statement I have been a member of GCSAA for 30 years, and I have always felt I've been a very engaged member, not only at the local level but at the national level as well. I have participated in many golf events, fundraising for charity, officer elections, and the month-to-month activity of running chap - ters. During these years, I felt a great sense of satisfaction and achievement for being part of a group of leaders who worked together to accomplish these tasks. After many years of experience in leader - ship roles, I felt I was ready to be a part of our national board of directors. With support from many chapters across the United States, I was fortunate to be appointed to the GCSAA board last year. I feel I have been an engaged and effective board member this past year. There are many moving parts to help lead an association of our size, and I have embraced the tasks set forth and would like to continue in this role moving forward. Working with like-minded leaders to make our association better makes me feel that I am giving back to our industry. I am honored that our members think that I am a person who can help lead and direct our association, and I again ask you for your support as I continue my service on the GCSAA board. The GCSAA Annual Meeting and Election is scheduled for 1:30 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9 in Orlando. Individual voters and proxy holders are required to check in with Scott Woodhead, CAE, associate director, GCSAA member relations, prior to the election in the registration area of the convention center. Voter check-in hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Wednesday, Feb. 8.

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