Golf Course Management

OCT 2017

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

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38 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 10.17 for those who've worked for them. All three of them have shared their experience, which was provided to them by their own mentors, with future generations. It is a gift that keeps on giving. "To this day, I thank him," says 25-year GCSAA Class A member John Zimmers Jr. — who left Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club this year for Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio — about the lifetime of opportunities that were spurred by his schooling under Paul R. "I still do job sheets the same way he did them. He's just always been there." Making of a mentor Paul R. Latshaw first learned about mentoring on a ship. He'd joined the Navy as a teen, and got an eyeful about leadership from his superiors. "I found out during my combat days that if the ship goes down, we all go down," says Latshaw, a 52-year member of GCSAA. "I'd be amazed at the morale. It was always better when you knew the rules, which went a long way in terms of production." Merion Golf Club, where Paul B. Latshaw, CGCS, now oversees maintenance, is where Matt Shaffer served as director of golf course management until earlier this year. Photo courtesy of USGA

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