Golf Course Management

MAY 2018

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74 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 05.18 (industry news) Club's 18-hole golf course was designed by Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest. The golf course is the centerpiece of the Westhaven master-planned community, yet no homes line the course. The core golf design blends with the sur- rounding hills and ridgelines of western Williamson County, earning the club national recognition for outstanding design from Golfweek and Golf Digest. Todd Ferguson was chosen to lead the Primera Cooperative as its chief executive officer. The coop- erative serves 61 owner-companies and represents hun- dreds of millions in spending in the golf turf, landscape, ornamentals and related markets. Ferguson joined Primera after serving as president of Target Specialty Products, a leading national distributor of turf and ornamental, and pest control products to the professional markets. Fergu- son is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, with 21 years of service as a surface warfare officer. Topgolf Entertainment Group hired Troy Warfield of British Airways to expand the global footprint of Topgolf venues and driving ranges that license its Toptracer Range technology. Warfield replaces former Topgolf International President Neil Allen , who stepped into a new role as strategic adviser. The Topgolf International division is based in London and overseen by TEG co-chairman and CEO Erik Anderson . Topgolf will open its first venues in Australia and Mexico this year, followed by Canada in 2019. Warfield will identify strategic partners to help accelerate Topgolf's expansion and en- TPC Valencia Arcis Golf acquired TPC Valencia from Five- PointÒ , a developer of mixed-use, master-planned communities in California. The private club is in Valencia, Calif., approximately 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles in the Santa Clarita Valley. TPC Valencia, which opened in 2003, was designed by PGA Tour Design Services, in consultation with two-time major champion Mark O'Meara . The par-72 course stretches 7,218 yards at championship length, with a routing offering sweeping valley views complemented by an adjacent oak preserve and large greens. The club's 32,400-square- foot, ranch-style clubhouse is designed to evoke an "old California" feeling. Troon was selected to manage Westhaven Golf Club , a private club 3 miles from Franklin, Tenn., just south of Nashville. Troon Privé, the private-club operating division of Troon, will oversee the course and club opera- tions at Westhaven. Open since 2009, Westhaven Golf Brent Mecham received the Roy Williams Me- morial Award presented by the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC). The annual award honors a person or organization showing outstanding achieve- ment or making significant contributions to the irrigation industry. Mecham has left an imprint on the irrigation industry in numerous ways. He serves as industry de- velopment director for the Irrigation Association, which places him on the frontlines in the development of standards and codes that affect irrigation products and practices. Steve Hohl was selected as the recipi- ent of ASIC's Sam Tobey Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given annually to recognize long-term support of the society's principles and efforts to pro- mote the society. Hohl has served on the board of direc- tors for 16 years. Ann Runley Carroll garnered the Ivy Munion Langendorff Women in Irrigation Award, presented annually to a woman who made a difference in the irrigation industry. Irrigation AWARDS Mecham

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