Golf Course Management

FEB 2018

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

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90 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 02.18 (industry news) Great Waters, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga., will undergo a total renovation beginning in June. The project will involve personal input from Nicklaus and oversight from his award-winning Nicklaus Design team. The Great Waters renovation will be led by design associate Chad Goetz, who has been with Nicklaus Design for 18 years and is one of the few designers in the world who has earned membership in both the American Society of Golf Course Architects and the European Institute of Golf Course Architects. Great Waters — which marks its 28th anniversary this year — will receive a total turf replacement, cart path replacement, and new greens, bunkers, tees, water features and irrigation systems. An assessment of trees, the practice facility, and drainage and other elements of the course's infrastructure will be included in this comprehensive renovation. The course is expected to reopen in fall 2019. Great Waters RENOVATION Redexim North America has hired Troy von Holdt as national sales manager. He has 18 years of experience in the golf, turf and equipment industry, and will support Redexim's customer base by adding value to dealerships and the end-user experience. He comes to Re- dexim from Land Pride-Kubota after having previously spent more than eight years with Redexim in direct end-user sales and as a regional sales manager. His home base is Maple Grove, Minn. Yamaha Golf-Car Co. added team mem- bers A.J. McGahee and Kyle Huckeba to YamaTrack, a cloud-based, multi-platform GPS technology that gives golf courses in-house golf car fleet management plus an optional cart-mounted GPS screen and smartphone player app for enhanced golfer connectivity. McGahee joins the Yamaha corporate office in Kennesaw, Ga., as a Great Waters, Reynolds Lake Oconee YamaTrack inside sales representative and customer sup- port technician. Huckeba is a YamaTrack technical specialist and will be responsible for on-site installation, testing and staff training. Bandit Industries is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2018. The company started out as Foremost Fabrica- tions in a one-room shop run by Mike Morey Sr. and Diane Morey. The first chipper was the Model 100 Brush Bandit. As the chipper caught on in the industry, most people came to know Foremost Fabrications as "Bandit," so in 1986, the company officially took the name Bandit Industries. Today, more than 60,000 Bandit machines are in use around the world, and more than 200 dealer locations serve customers in six continents. Ecological restoration work on Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minn., earned Project of the Year honors from

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