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09.16 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 97 Club Car presented a check for $5,000 to PGA Reach for the "Closest to the Hole Section Challenge" at the 49th PGA Professional Championship in June at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. PGA Reach is a charitable foundation dedicated to positively impacting the lives of veterans, youth and diverse populations through the game of golf. The funds will benefit the Aloha PGA Section Foundation thanks to an ace from Kevin Hayashi, a PGA teaching professional at Hilo (Hawaii) Municipal Golf Course. Pictured is Jason Goldberg, Club Car vice president of global marketing (left), and Derek Sprague, PGA of America president. Profile Products , a provider of soil, water and vegetation management solutions used in diverse industries in 75 countries, promoted Jim Tanner to the dual role of president and chief operating officer. Tanner has held the COO post since 2013, and had previously worked for the company for 18 years. He takes the president reins from John Schoch, who remains Profile's CEO. As COO, Tanner's responsibilities have included profit and loss manage- ment, strategic planning, new business development, and leadership of the company's sales and marketing, customer service and logistics teams. He has also played a pivotal role in operations management and strategic business acquisitions. His tenure at Profile has included multiple executive sales and marketing positions, with involve- ment in new product development, strategic partnership development, and the development and management of key customer and industry relationships. The Carolinas Golf Course Superintend- ents Association has awarded 16 college students $1,000 each to further their education through the 2016 Bennett-Maples Scholarships . The winners are children or grandchildren of Carolinas GCSA superintendent and assistant superintendent members. Traditionally, the Carolinas GCSA has awarded 15 scholar- ships, but it was able to offer one extra this year after a donation from the Blue Ridge Turfgrass Association, one of 13 local turfgrass and superintendent associations in the region. Students must be enrolled full time at an accredited institution of higher learning or, in the case of high school seniors, be accepted at such an institution for the next academic year. Students must also demonstrate a broad base of interests, including volunteer activities and outside employment. This year's scholarship recipients are: Bailey Cavender (David Cavender, Cobblestone Park Golf Club, Blythewood, S.C.); Parker Corey (Robert Corey, CGCS, Indian Valley Golf Club, Burlington, N.C.); John Garrett (Donald Garrett, CGCS, Walker Course at Clemson, Clemson, S.C.); Blakeney Keck (Brian Keck, Retired, Little River, S.C.); Ally Kristan (David Kristan, 401 Par Golf, Raleigh, N.C.); Trad Lamonds (Ron Kelly, CGCS, Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst, N.C.); Skylar Lashley (Kevin Lashley, Ocean Point Golf Course, Fripp Island, S.C.); Bailey Lewis (Billy Lewis, Dormie Club, West End, N.C.); Stevie Martin (Steven Martin, CGCS, River's Edge Golf Club, Shallotte, N.C.); Joanne McDanel (Greg McDanel, CGCS, Rolling Hills Country Club, Monroe, N.C.); Mandolin Moody (Randy Moody, Kiawah Island-River Course, Kiawah Island, S.C.); Samuel Rothwell (Paul Rothwell, Oyster Reef Golf Club, Hilton Head Island, S.C.); Patrick Saber (Daniel Saber, CGCS, Pawleys Plantation, Pawleys Island, S.C.); Jacob Thompson (Tony Mackey, Fairmont Golf Course, Fairmont, N.C.); Margaret Warner (Robert Warner, Retired, Surfside Beach, S.C.); and Jana Yount (David Yount, Bermuda Run Country Club, Ber- muda Run, N.C.). Trojan Battery Co. has appointed John Beering as the company's chief operating officer. Beer- ing brings more than 20 years of experience and expertise in leading, implementing and improving business operations across a wide variety of businesses. Reporting to Trojan Battery president and CEO Jeff Elder, Beering is responsible for all operations of the company, including manufacturing, environmental health and safety, quality, engineering, supply chain, sales, and marketing. Most recently, Beering was se- nior vice president and general manager of the commercial powertrain business of Eaton, where he was responsible for commercial and product development programs as well as all global strategic initiatives. The private club industry is rebounding after several chal- lenging years, and the evolution of the "club" into a more inclusive entity that is committed to the community is play- ing an important role in the industry's recovery, according to the National Club Association (NCA). "We aren't talking about your parents' or grandparents' private club," says Henry Wallmeyer, NCA president and CEO. "Today's club offers many more recreational and social choices. It's also much more family-oriented, offering more activities for everyone." According to the NCA, in the wake of the Great Recession, clubs across the U.S. are looking for new ways to attract members, particularly younger families. This effort has manifested in clubs offering traditional pursuits such as golf and tennis tournaments along with nontraditional activi- ties such as pickleball leagues and fitness programs. UMass Extension's 2016 Green School , a 12-day comprehensive certificate program for green industry professionals taught by UMass faculty and exten- sion specialists, is now accepting registrations. The turf cur- riculum of the course — which is offered every other year — is designed for turf and landscape professionals who are looking to gain a basic understanding of horticulture funda- mentals and strategies but can't fit a full academic course into their schedules. Students choose one of three specialty tracks when registering: turf management, landscape man- agement or arboriculture. Green School attendees come away with research-based knowledge indispensable in making agronomically sound and environmentally appropri- ate decisions. Pesticide recertification contact hours will be offered for all New England states. Green School runs twice a week from Oct. 24 through Dec. 12 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Milford, Mass. The registration deadline is Oct. 7. Space is limited. Register by Sept. 23 to take advantage of a significant early-bird price incentive. UMass's Winter School for Turf Managers will run Jan. 9 through Feb. 17 at the UMass campus in Amherst in a new, time-efficient six-week format. Winter School is a comprehensive certificate program designed to teach turf managers fundamental concepts essential to maintaining high-quality turf while instilling in them a sense of environ- mental stewardship and fiscal responsibility. Winter School immerses students in a full-time program taught by UMass faculty and staff that's focused solely on the management of fine turf. Space is limited. The application deadline is Sept. 15 for international students and Oct. 31 for U.S. students. For more information on Green School and Winter School, go to and click on "Education & Events," call 413-545-5202, or email academicprograms@ Rain Bird unveiled the CLC Landscape Renovation Project , a charitable partnership that showcases Rain Bird irrigation products and smart watering practices from "25 Ways to Save," an initiative the Club Car

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