Golf Course Management

JUL 2018

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78 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 07.18 (industry news) one of the six NCAA men's golf regional championships. The practice course features 15 bunkers and four green styles — a Perry Maxwell green, an A.W. Tillinghast green featuring Tillinghast's signature bunker styles, a Donald Ross push-up green and a Seth Raynor green. The greens are Pure Distinction creeping bentgrass, the fairways are Latitude 36 bermudagrass, the tees are Zeon Zoysia and Latitude 36, and the rough is Astro bermudagrass. The Ransom Course, part of the golf facility for the OU golf teams, takes practice to another level with holes that can be played as a par three, par two or par four from a wide combination of distances and angles. Trojan Battery , manufacturer of deep-cycle batter- ies, named Girupis.LT a master distributor of Trojan batteries in Lithuania. Based in Kaunas, one of Lithuania's largest economic and academic city centers, Girupis is a leading battery distributor for the region and also supplies charging systems and warehousing equipment to custom- ers throughout the country. Girupis supports a variety of applications and industries in Trojan's core market segments including warehouse management, marine, trucking and recreational vehicles. Bobby Weed Golf Design is renovating the Golden Marsh course at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club , in Palm City, Fla. Construction began on April 2 and is scheduled to be completed in August. "This is a comprehensive update, resulting in a more natural, playable layout with greater variety and visual interest," Weed says. The Golden Marsh course, originally designed by Joe Lee in 1984, winds its way through mature pine flatwoods and natural lagoons. The Saticoy Club Troon was selected to manage The Saticoy Club , formerly Saticoy Country Club, in Somis, Calif., a small community located just north of Los Angeles. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, oversees the course and club operations. Founded in 1921, The Saticoy Club was the first private club in Ventura County. Nestled in the hills of Somis, the 18-hole course was designed by noted architect William F. Bell and is regarded as one of the top golf courses in California by Links Magazine. The club has hosted USGA championship qualifiers as well as Southern California Golf Association Amateur Championships. Over the years, the course has been refined by notable golf course architects including Robert Muir Graves, Tom Doak and John Harbottle, who is responsible for creating the classic capes and bay-style bunkers that exist today. In May, Tripp Davis and Associates unveiled The Ransom Course , a four-hole loop practice course, at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma. The opening occurred just days before the university hosted Otterbine Barebo, manufacturer of aerators and fountains, hired Catherine Schaefer as their accounting manager. Before joining Otterbine Barebo, Schaefer was vice president of finance/ controller at Schaefer Industries, a family-owned industrial ceramics foundry in Allentown, Pa. She oversaw all accounting functions for the $2 million- plus company and handled many day-to-day functions, including refinancing negotiations and conducting monthly reviews. Accounting MANAGER

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