Golf Course Management

JUN 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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90 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 06.18 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. CANADA Cory Hofferd, ISM, Cochrane, Alberta Carter L.E. Lintott, Student, Guelph, Ontario Mark B. Perrin, Student, Guelph, Ontario Ryan W.D. Stevenson, Student, Ontario Craig Thompson, Class B, Port Carling, Ontario Nicholas A. Turner, Student, Guelph, Ontario MEXICO Gustavo Rodriguez, Class B, Zibata U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS Ramon L. Ravelo, Class C, Kingshill IN MEMORIAM Richard Cook, 91, died March 26, 2018. Mr. Cook, a 51-year member of GCSAA, served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was honorably discharged with the rank of Seaman First Class. He spent 40 years in the golf course industry, starting as a fore- man at Norwich (Conn.) Golf Course. His first superintendent job was at Old Lyme (Conn.) Country Club. In 1966, he became the superintendent at Black Hall Club in Old Lyme for several years before becom- ing the superintendent at Hunter Memorial Golf Course in Meriden, Conn., where the course became so popular that it was closed for a year to make accommoda- tions for more golfers. Mr. Cook retired from there in 1994. He is survived by his daughter Pamela Gould; sons Douglas Hart and Michael (Sandra) Hart; grand- daughters Shelby Hart and Samantha Hart; brothers Tony Cook and Joey Cook; and numerous nieces and nephews. Daniel Hall Jr., 89, died April 2, 2018. Mr. Hall, a 63-year member of GCSAA, was the son of a superintendent, whom he worked for growing up in Savannah, Ga. Later, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and spent several months hospitalized for war-related injuries. A former Certified Golf Course Su- perintendent, Hall served as a contributing writer for The Golf Course Reporter, which was the predecessor of GCM. Some of the Florida golf courses where he worked as the superintendent were Imperial Golf Club in Naples and Serenoa Golf Club in Sara- sota. For the past 13 years of his life, he worked on the crew at Royal Poinciana GC in Naples and was employed there until the day he died. In 2006, he was awarded with the President's Award for Lifetime Service from the Florida GCSA. When he was a superintendent, Hall often invited staff interns who could not go home for Thanksgiving into his home. His daughter, Desiree Biesterfeld, says that while she was going through his belongings after he passed away, she found a grenade from his war days. It did not, though, include the pin. "I thought, 'Really, dad?'" she says. Mr. Hall, who was a diehard University of Georgia fan, is survived by Biesterfeld and her husband Barry; and sister Tilly Findley.

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