Golf Course Management

MAY 2016

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and exporter of pre-owned golf course equipment. Underhill International has ex- panded its national sales network with the appointment of three new rep agencies. The frms are Ally Sales in Denver, El Schneider of Valrico, Fla., and VPC Sales of Phoenix. Cool Planet has joined Triangle Chemical Co. of Macon, Ga., in a distribution agreement for Cool Terra En- gineered Biocarbon. Triangle will distribute Cool Terra in the agricultural, turf and or- namental markets across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. Rehoboth Beach (Del.) Country Club recently completed some work at its facility, including the installation of a PondHawk solar-powered pond aeration system on its picturesque 10th hole. In 2001, Rehoboth Beach CC was the frst golf course in Delaware to receive the Cooperative Sanctuary desig- nation from Audubon International. "Being located in the fragile inland bay region, Rehoboth Beach Country Club continues to seek innovative ways to maintain it, and is proud to be one of the 998 courses world- wide to receive this designation," says club general manager Peter Miller. The National Club Associa- tion welcomed MembersFirst and Jonas Club Software to its Corporate Partner Program, each as a Legacy Alliance Partner. MembersFirst and Jonas Club Software are premier technol- ogy providers in the club industry. Billy Casper Golf has been se- lected by Lycoming County commissioners to manage the 45-hole White Deer Golf Complex in Montgomery, Pa. The company will direct all components of the daily-fee operation, which is less than 10 miles south of Williamsport, home of the Little League World Series. Annika Sorenstam's charitable organiza- tion, The Annika Foundation , has partnered with The R&A to estab- lish the Annika Invitational Latin America Junior Golf Tournament. Sixty of the world's leading girls (ages 12 to 16) will compete Oct. 19 through 22 at Hurlingham Club outside of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Oregon Seed Association (OSA) held its 47th annual midwinter meeting earlier this year in Salem, Ore. One of the highlights was the presentation of $6,300 in scholarships to eight Oregon State University students. Recipients of the OSA/Oregon State scholarships were Elizabeth Hayes (she also received the American Seed Trade Association scholar- ship), Tanner Holland, Levi Graffenberger, Simon Fraher, Cesar Juarez and Samantha Roof. Pete Berry and Blake Krebs were awarded the William Kent Wiley Jr. Fellow- ship award. Andrew Kingsley is the new general manager at The Meadows Country Club in Sarasota, Fla. King- sley oversees all club operations, including three 18-hole golf courses at the private club. Kingsley came to The Meadows CC from Treesdale Golf & Country Club in Gibsonia, Pa. Sonny Bridges was appointed vice president of distribution relations for International Club Suppli- ers (ICS). Bridges is working with ICS/ entegra partners in the southeastern U.S. while also assisting the sales team with distribution partner relations and other responsibilities. Previously, Bridges was division president for U.S. Foods Inc. The Guelph Turfgrass Institute (GTI) is moving to a new home on the Uni- versity of Guelph (Ontario) campus. Why the move? The province owns the land that the current GTI is built on, and with the lease expiring in 2018, it has identifed that land for real estate development. GTI's new site will be adjacent to Cutten Fields Golf Club, and it will be up and running there in 2018.

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