Golf Course Management

MAR 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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one of the "Best New Courses" by Golf Digest in 2013. The 7,492-yard par-72 course flows through the rolling timberlines of south-central Arkansas. The facility hosts the Symetra Tour's Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout as well as the Duck Commander's NCAA Intercollegiate Championship. Chuck Moore from The King and Prince Golf Course on St. Simons Island was named the Georgia GCSA 's 2017 Superintendent of the Year. Moore was selected for his agronomic expertise along with his significant support of his colleagues and the association over many years. Rick Mattox, general manager at The King and Prince Golf Course, describes Moore as "one of the kindest and most innovative people I have ever known," adding, "He has provided our facility with a quality product day in and day out since he started." Moore, a GCSAA Class A superintendent and 13-year member of the association, has been the superintendent at The King and Prince since 2000. Harrell's has appointed Scott Parker as its new turf sales director for the Midwest. Parker has a wealth of agronomic experience in the turfgrass industry. His 21 years of managing accounts for Bayer and Syngenta have afforded him firsthand knowledge of agronomic issues throughout the Midwest. Parker earned an agronomy degree from the University of Kentucky. David Pope , principal of Hotel & Club, has been named president of the Society of Golf Appraisers (SGA). "I'm honored to be named president," says Pope. "The SGA sets the highest standard for golf analysis and is the only golf professional organization of its kind in the world. The SGA is a professional organization of uniquely qualified professional advisers who have demonstrated outstanding expertise in the business of golf." SGA's membership supports the integrity and vitality of the golf course industry and provides high- quality professional advisory, consulting and valuation services. Burgess Perry has been named head of marketing for Bayer Environmental Science North America . In this role, Perry is responsible for leading the marketing initiatives of the business unit for the U.S. and Canada, focusing on the needs of customers in the turf and ornamental, vegetation management, professional pest management, and vector control markets. Most recently, Perry was Bayer's director of marketing excellence for Crop Protection and Seeds in North America. Throughout his more than 27 years with Bayer, Perry has worked across regional and global teams to identify key customer insights and elevate marketing activities. Raymond Hearn Golf Course Designs Inc. completed the first phase of remodeling improvements at Schenectady (N.Y.) Municipal Golf Course. The course was built in 1935 during the Great Depression by Jim Thompson and A.F. Knight, with funds from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Works Progress Administration. The design firm's goal was to restore lost features and remodel other features to improve strategy and shot value. The project also addressed functional issues such as tee size, drainage, irrigation, cart paths and tree removal.

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