Golf Course Management

JUL 2017

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07.17 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 77 SipcamRotam announced that Michael Maravich is its new vice president of specialty business. Maravich brings strong turf and ornamental sales and marketing background, most recently working as director of strategic sourcing and category management for Primera Inc. At SipcamRotam, he oversees the specialty business comprising the turf, ornamental and material preservation business segments. Maravich is a graduate of the turfgrass management program at Ohio State University and is based in La Quinta, Calif. The Club Foundation has surpassed $100,000 in contributions to Tee It Up for the Troops, a national nonprofit organization that serves U.S. military veterans and their families. Since 2008, The Club Foundation has donated $108,200 to Tee It Up for the Troops, providing support to assist the organization in fulfilling its mission of helping veterans and military families successfully reintegrate into their communities. The Club Foundation's latest contribution of $20,000 was presented in February at the Club Manag- ers Association of America's world conference and expo in Orlando, Fla. Pictured (from left to right) are Tim Wegscheid, Tee It Up for the Troops president and executive director; Carrie Wosicki, The Club Foundation director of development; David Booth, a 20-year Army master sergeant (retired) and Purple Heart recipient who served as a combat medic and was severely injured in 2006 in Iraq; and Matthew Terry, a Navy veteran and Tee It Up for the Troops employee. STRI Group has increased its U.K. regional consultancy operation with the addition of two new turfgrass agronomists. Michael Boyes joins STRI after a distinguished career in greenkeeping, working in Spain and Dubai and for more than five years at Scotland's Loch Lomond Golf Club. He's an R&A scholar and will be based in Milton Keynes, covering the south of England and the South Midlands. Gary Walters will be based out of STRI headquarters in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Walters arrived from Myerscough College, where he worked as a full-time lecturer. Before Myerscough, he had stints at The Belfry, Norwegian golf clubs Miklagard and Larvik, and Vail (Colo.) Golf Club. Boyes and Walters join fellow recent agronomy recruit Richard Wing , who started in STRI's new Scottish office in early March. United Turf Alliance (UTA) named George Furrer its CEO. Furrer's career in the industry spans nearly 30 years and includes management posts at both the manufacturing and distribution levels of the turf and ornamental industry. UTA also appointed Aaron Goy to fill the new position of director of sales and marketing, which aims to promote the consortium's growth and better support its members and dealer partners. New CEO at UTA The Club Foundation Boyes Walters

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