Golf Course Management

SEP 2015

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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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. Offce of publication and editorial offce is at GCSAA, 1421 Research Park Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049-3859. Periodicals postage paid at Lawrence, Kan., and at additional mail- ing offces. 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, ONT L2E 6S8. Jr.; and brothers-in-law, Dr. Huitt Everett Mattox III, Dr. Thomas Fleming Mattox and Walter Anderson Mattox, and their spouses and children. Robert E. Grant, 90, died March 20, 2015. Mr. Grant, a 60-year member of GCSAA, was employed for 24 years as the golf course supervisor and country club general manager at Brae Burn Country Club in West Newton, Mass. Before arriving at Brae Burn, Mr. Grant supervised the construction of the International Course in Bolton, Mass. Mr. Grant is survived by his wife, Gladys Grant; children, Linda (Joe) Knight, Douglas (Lisa Erbin) Grant and Richard (Caroline) Grant; and grandchildren, Alexandra, Joe Robert, Abigail, Christopher, Jessica and Andrew. Mickey D. Hughes, 57, died March 19, 2015. Mr. Hughes, a 15-year member of GCSAA, was superintendent at Green Oaks Golf Club in Columbus, Miss.; Columbus Country Club; Colonial Country Club in Memphis, Tenn.; Chase Lake in Birmingham, Ala.; and Altadena Country Club in Birmingham. Mr. Hughes is survived by his wife, Sandy Hughes; children, Trevor, Chris and Claire; parents, Charles Kenneth and Hazel Hughes; sister, Pat Matthes; niece, Kim Sheppeard; nephew, Matt Matthes; and four great-nieces. William S. "Bill" Leith, 85, died Dec. 1, 2014. Mr. Leith, a 53-year member of GCSAA, spent much of his life at Elgin (Ill.) Country Club, where his father, Willie, was the golf club professional. Mr. Leith, who retired as the superintendent there at 71, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954. Mr. Leith's responsibility on the golf course, his family says, was to "make sure the fairways were fair, the roughs were rough, and the greens were immaculate." He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks and NASCAR. Mr. Leith is survived by his brothers, Tom (Judy) Leith and Bob (Susan) Leith; grandson, David (Jennifer) Leith; granddaughter, Veronica Leith; and great-grandchildren, Sydney, Eric, Parker, Katrina, Benjamin and Katy Leith. R. Alan "Slim" Puckett, 55, died June 19, 2015. Mr. Puckett, a 26-year member of GCSAA, was employed as a territory manager for Southeast Turf Partners. Mr. Puckett served as president of the Ridge chapter of the Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association, and also the Florida Turfgrass Association. He also served on numerous committees that promoted the turfgrass industry. Mr. Puckett loved fshing, NASCAR, the Florida Gators, his family, and especially his dog, Roscoe. He is survived by sisters, Karen (Billy) Merritt and Sheila McElwee; and nephews, Brandt (Kristy) Merritt, Kyle (Andrea) Merritt and James McElwee. Dale B. Quinn, 60, died July 8, 2015. Mr. Quinn, a 35-year member of GCSAA, possessed a lifelong passion for golf, which included being the co-owner and director of golf and grounds at La Cita Country Club in Titusville, Fla. Mr. Quinn was also superintendent at places such as Whispering Pines (N.C.) Country Club; Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst, N.C.; Midland Farms, Pinehurst, N.C.; Metaire (La.) Country Club; Woodlake Country Club, Vass, N.C.; and Wexford Plantation, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Mr. Quinn is survived his wife of 38 years, Leslie; his mother, Norene; daughter, Shelby, and her husband Jay and sons Connor and Luke; and son, Kyle, and his wife Candy. James S. Schwarzenberger, 81, died June 27, 2015. Mr. Schwarzenberger, a 26-year member of GCSAA, helped develop and eventually became superintendent of Sand Creek Golf Course in Idaho Falls, Idaho. One of his most memorable contributions was designing and building the junior course at Sand Creek. In college at Idaho State, Mr. Schwarzenberger was a founding charter member of the school's chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. He also had a passion for raising sheep, and he was a member of the Idaho Wool Growers Association. Mr. Schwarzenberger is survived by his wife, Lucille Schwarzenberger; children, Rosemarie Schwarzenberger, Frances (Carlos) Lopez, Stephen Schwarzenberger, David (Mirma) Schwarzenberger, Patricia (Mark) Taylor, Matthew (Angela) Schwarzenberger, Daniel Schwarzenberger and Timothy (Marie) Schwarzenberger; and 18 grandchildren. The Steiner Rough Cut Mower evenly cuts everything from dense, overgrown grass to brambles up to 1.5 inches thick. Blow leaves and cores | Mow undulating turf | Aerate hard to reach places Till fower beds | Clean cart paths | Move dirt and snow | Clear overgrown brush Easy to operate | Simple to maintain | More standard features DO IT. D O I T . MOW IT BLOW IT TRENCH IT HAUL IT DRILL IT TILL IT DO IT. Visit to fnd a Steiner dealer near you. Call for a FREE on-site demo. 866-469-1242. FLEX DECK MOWER CORE AERATOR TURBINE BLOWER ROTARY SWEEPER BOLDER. BETTER. STRONGER. 440 4-WHEEL DRIVE TRACTOR STEINER.

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