Golf Course Management

JUL 2018

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07.18 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 79 The project will include reconstructing the green complexes; updating the appearance and placement of the bunkers; regrassing the entire layout; installing a new irrigation sys- tem; underbrushing the roughs and out-of-play areas; and replacing acres of maintained, irrigated turf with pine straw and coquina shell. Sipcam Agro USA named Cory Troyer its Midwest/Great Lakes account manager within its Specialty Division. Troyer came from Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Ind., where he was the golf course superintendent. The company also announced that Sam Wineinger was promoted to manager of marketing and formulator business. He is responsible for new product development. Wineinger is a former golf course superintendent. This year marks the 20th anniversary for the Mi-T-M Water Treatment Division . From recyclers to clarifiers and pretreatment systems to recovery systems, Mi- T-M offers water treatment systems for many applications such as rental yards, heavy equipment dealers, trucking facilities, shipyards, rental fleets, oil fields, municipalities and golf courses. One of the first Mi-T-M biological systems units was installed at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Fla., in 1998, and has recycled millions of gallons of water for reuse. Mi-T-M offers more than 60 different models of water treatment systems. Each is custom-designed and can effectively pretreat, treat, clarify, separate, recover and recycle wastewater. Profile Products , a Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) charter member for over a decade, announced the success of a rebate and donation program to support golf course builders across America. The rebate program was designed by Profile in partnership with the GCBAA as a means of giving back to the members while also donating to the GCBAA Foundation, which helps to fund educational scholarships and programs such as the Sticks for Kids initiative. For every purchase of Profile's hydraulic mulch products or Futerra Blankets by GCBAA members, Profile paid a rebate to the builder member and gave a portion of the proceeds to the GCBAA Foundation. Overall, Profile contributed almost $4,000 in rebate checks to GCBAA members and donated $1,400 to the Foundation. Bayer Environmental Science appointed Tony Culberson area sales manager for its turf and ornamentals segment. Culberson manages relation- ships with customers and distributors in the golf course management and lawn and landscape markets throughout Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida panhandle. Most recently, he served as a territory sales representative for AGRI-AFC in Birmingham, Ala. A member of GCSAA and the Alabama Turfgrass Association, Culberson holds a bachelor's degree in horticulture from Auburn University. The Irrigation Foundation announced the winners of its 2018 Irrigation Foun- dation scholarship program. In its second year, the program awarded 21 scholarships to worthy recipients studying and pursuing careers in the irrigation field. The students are from colleges and universities around the nation and are enrolled in associate to graduate programs with an irrigation focus. The scholarships awarded range from $1,000 to $2,500. With their passion for irrigation and financial support from the Foundation, these students are well on their way to careers in irrigation. Winners are: John Aldrich , Oregon State University; Sarah Atmadja , Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Alex Bach , Kansas State University; Alexander Clukey , Texas A&M University; Kristopher Cranney , Utah State University; Andy Dennis , Shasta College; Nick Devine , MiraCosta College; Shane Evans , Utah State University; Robert Frizzell , Oklahoma State University; Claire Laurenz , Michigan State University; Stacey Lorenz , Cuyahoga Community College; Vivian Maier , California State University, Fresno; Bruce Moore , Kansas State University; Emily Passey , Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Adrien Rosamond , Walla Walla Community College; Jeniva St. Phar , Florida A&M University; Paige Tisdale , Brigham Young University-Idaho; Jacob Turner , Auburn University; Derek Uemura , Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Sandra Vernon , Utah State University; Alissa Wells , Kansas State University. Steve Jedrzejek was named director of national accounts for Select Source . Most recently, Jedrzejek was customer and brand marketing manager for Nufarm Americas, developing strategic and tactical support for areas such as golf, and turf and ornamentals. Jedrzejek earned a bachelor's degree in horticulture from Michigan State University and a master's degree in biological sciences from Northern Illinois University. Kova Golf Management assumed management of The Country Club of Bristol , a historic golf club in Bristol, Tenn. The golf course at this semiprivate club has reopened for the season under the direction of Kova, which has also announced a series of property-wide enhancement projects. The existing 18-hole course was designed by Tennessee golf architect A.G. McKay and opened in 1958. It was remodeled in 1999 by Mark McCumber & Associates design group, with the changes executed by Course Craft- ers. The result is a challenging 6,474-yard, par 71 situated on 150 acres of rolling hills. Several projects are planned to restore the golf course to championship conditions.

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