Golf Course Management

JUN 2018

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48 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 06.18 AT THE TURN (profile) By Mark Leslie Fox Ridge members Dan Lavoie (left) and Dan Boulet enjoy the view from the second tee with the peninsula fifth green behind them. Photos courtesy of Mark Leslie Maine men For Fox Ridge Golf Club superintendent Ed Michaud and golf course builders Lennie Myshrall and Paul Lessard, a dream to build a memorable golf course they could call their own on a 240-acre farm in Maine lives on after 16 years. It's Dec. 11 in Maine, and Dan Lavoie and Dan Boulet are pulling into Fox Ridge Golf Club to play 18 holes at their favorite course. With no snow on the ground, temperatures in the 40s and a full-sun sky, it's the perfect day to prove Boulet's pronouncement: "is course is in great shape year-round. We'll play today, tomorrow and maybe ursday." "It can't get any better than this — the friendly people, the great golf course," adds Lavoie, who has played many of his 70 rounds this year at the course designed and built by longtime superintendent Ed Michaud and golf course builders Lennie Myshrall and Paul Lessard. For the three amigos, originally united by their desire to build a memorable golf course they could call their own, the past 16 years have driven them to exhilaration and discouragement, exhaustion and rejuvenation. Would they do it again? Without a doubt. Would they change the process? Unequivocally. Have they learned any lessons? You bet. e caveat: finances.

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