Golf Course Management

APR 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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106 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 04.18 GCM (ISSN 0192-3048 [print]; ISSN 2157-3085 [online]) is published monthly by GCSAA Communications Inc., 1421 Research Park Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049-3859, 785-841-2240. Subscriptions (all amounts U.S. funds only): $60 a year. Outside the United States and Canada, write for rates. Single copy: $5 for members, $7.50 for nonmembers. Office of publication and editorial office is at GCSAA, 1421 Research Park Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049-3859. Periodicals postage paid at Lawrence, Kan., and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to: Golf Course Management, 1421 Research Park Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049. CANADA POST: Publications mail agreement No. 40030949. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to P.O. Box 122, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S8. SWITZERLAND Adrian A. Schwarz, ISM, Waldi TAIWAN Peling Nora Hsu, Class C, Taoyuan Lin Kuan Hsun, Student, Jiapoxi UNITED KINGDOM Darren Baldwin, Affiliate, Tottenham David Gibbons, Class B, Sutton Coldfield Ian Holoran, Educator, Coulby Newham Tim Hudson, Class B, Binfield IN MEMORIAM Joseph Camberato , 83, died Jan. 2, 2018. Mr. Camberato, a 61-year member of GCSAA, was also the son of a greenkeeper. After serving in the U.S. Army, he earned an associate's degree in turfgrass management from the University of Massachusetts. He worked for 40 years as the golf course superintendent at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y. Mr. Camberato is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Camberato; son, James J. Camberato; and daughter, Lisa DePalma. Kenneth Stirland , 86, died Jan. 20, 2018. Mr. Stirland, a 53-year member of GCSAA, was born in Preston, Lancashire, England, before coming to the U.S. in 1951. He served with the 44th Division of the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Later, he worked for three years at Salt Lake Country Club in Utah, and in 1959, he became the assistant superintendent at the University of Utah golf course. While there, he completed his education, earning a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in botany. Known as either "Mr. Brit" or "Mr. Turf," he helped create two golf courses in Utah: Riverside Country Club and Murray Parkway Golf Course. He was also the superintendent at two Utah facilities, Willow Creek Country Club and Ogden Country Club. Stirland was twice elected president of the Intermountain GCSA (in 1967 and 1972), and received its inaugural Distinguished Service Award in 1995. In 1997, he officially became a U.S. citizen. Mr. Stirland is survived by his first wife, Pamela; his wife of 45 years, Yvonne; sons, Jeff Stirland, Michael Stirland and David (Kathy) Stirland; daughter, Gloria (Keith) John; sister, Mary Crompton; brother, George Stirland; stepdaughters, Tanya Meeks and Cindy (Doug) Turnquist; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Alexander Watson , 95, died Oct. 7, 2017. Mr. Watson, a 57-year member of GCSAA, served in the U.S. Navy in World War II on fire patrol aboard the USS Pennsylvania in the Pacific. He later graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and spent 22 years as the golf course superintendent at Sparrows Point Country Club in the Baltimore area until retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Mid-Atlantic Association of GCS and was a Master Mason. Mr. Watson is survived by his daughter, Paula (Charlie) Clark; granddaughters, Heather and Shannon; and great-granddaughters, Jamie and Skye.

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