Golf Course Management

DEC 2012

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TEXAS Ian Hermon, formerly (S) at Texas A&M University, is now (C) at Red- stone Golf Club in Humble. Jason R. Wiedeman, formerly (A) at Olympia Hills Golf & Conference, is now (A) at Landa Park Municipal Golf Course in New Braunfels. Douglas S. Wright, formerly (C) at Houston Oaks Golf & Country Club, is now (C) at Heritage Links in Houston. VIRGINIA Jeffrey B. Ashley, formerly (C) at Westwood Country Club, is now (C) at Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket. Mark J. Madonna, formerly (C) at Sa- vannah Quarters Country Club, is now (Supt. Mbr.) at Ashley Plantation Golf Club in Daleville. WASHINGTON Marcus A. Harness, formerly (C) at Overlake Golf & Country Club, is now (C) at White Horse Golf Club in Kingston. Brent M. Smith, formerly (C) at The Golf Club at Newcastle, is now (Supt. Mbr.) at The Golf Club at Newcastle in Newcastle. WISCONSIN Benjamin W. Pease, formerly (S) at University of Wisconsin-Madison, is now (C) at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan. GERMANY David Serra, formerly (S) at Penn State University, is now (ISM) at Golf Club Rugen in Karnitz/Rugen. MONGOLIA Jason Chennault, formerly (A) at Royal Calcutta Golf Club, is now (A) at Mount Bogd Golf Club in Ulaanbaarat. NEWLYcertified Scott Bender, CGCS, Griffin Gate Resort, Lexington, Ky. Brent T. Graham, CGCS, Two Rivers Country Club, Williamsburg, Va. Britton Lacy, CGCS, Tri-City Country Club, Kennewick, Wash. Gary S. Peterson, CGCS, Mountain Air Country Club, Burnsville, N.C. 114 GCM December 2012 N. C. INmemoriam Roland "Rollie" Cahalane, 74, died July 14, 2012. Mr. Cahalane, a 41- year member of GCSAA, lost a battle to brain cancer. He outlived his initial prognosis by a long shot due to his tenacity, his character and his sheer will to live, his family says. He was an honorary lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain GCSA; began his career at Roxborough Park (Arrow- head Golf Club); and had stops at Four Lakes CC, Park Hill, Columbine CC, concluding his career with a 22-year run at Inverness GC. His family says he left quite a legacy, as his three sons (Kevin, Dave and Craig) also became superintendents. Mostly, he cherished the many relationships he forged in the industry over the years, his family says. They say that his upbeat attitude and outgoing personality will be missed by all. Richard "Dick" Richardson, 79, died Sept. 22, 2012. Mr. Richardson, a 46- year member of GCSAA, spent more than two decades as golf course and park superintendent at Sycamore Park in Illinois. Van Stephens, 78, died March 28, 2012. Mr. Stephens, a 19-year member of GCSAA, spent much of his life at Meadow Park Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash. He was in the Air Force before becoming a sheriff in Tacoma. Stephens taught himself about the golf course management industry when he worked on the grounds at the state capitol in Olympia, Wash., which led to his landing the job at Meadow Park. He also was an avid golfer, who at one point had a 3 handicap. Stephens turned down an opportunity to become a PGA club professional. A Texas na- tive, Stephens is survived by his wife, Geri Stephens. He met her when she worked as the pro shop manager at Meadow Park. He also is survived by a daughter, Annie, and son, Michael; stepchildren Kim, Debbie, Sandy and Toby; 15 grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. GCM PLATINUM PARTNERS GOLD PARTNERS SILVER PARTNERS

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