Golfdom Gallery: December 2018

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Dave Fearis and old magazine cover (Photo: Caroline Koch Gollier)

Photo: Caroline Koch Gollier

1. Not quite the cover of the Rolling Stone At a recent reunion party of former GCSAA employees, former GCSAA President (and staff member) Dave Fearis, CGCS-Retired, was presented with an oversized Golfdom cover of the September 2013 issue, on which he appeared.

Participants in Rocky Mountain GCSA cornhole tournament (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

2. The peanut gallery After being eliminated from the Rocky Mountain GCSA cornhole tournament, (left to right) Sid Swanson, Broadlands GC, Broomfield, Colo.; Seth Swanson, Littleton (Colo.) Golf and Tennis Club; Don Frantz, PBI-Gordon; and Brian Robbins, Inman Interwest, Inc., do their best to encourage… or heckle… the remaining teams.

Rocky Mountain GCSA cornhole tournament winners (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Seth Jones

3. Don’t mess with Fort Collins CC (Left to right) Michael Veile and Chris Law make for a formidable maintenance duo at Fort Collins (Colo.) CC, but they make for an even better cornhole team. Seriously, these guys should play professionally. Rocky Mountain GCSA President Craig Cahalane, Pole Creek GC, Winter Park, Colo., presents the champs with their plaques (and cash!)

John Hoofnagle, CGCS, at retirement party (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Photo: Golfdom Staff

4. Happy retirement, Hoof! John Hoofnagle, CGCS (center), was honored at the recent Rocky Mountain GCSA Annual Meeting, as he is turning in his keys to the shop of Bookcliff CC in Grand Junction, Colo., at the end of 2018. Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones (left) and Editor-at-Large Ed Hiscock were there to help Hoof celebrate.

Tim Palko with jumbo bottles of wine (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

5. You can win ’em all! Tim Palko, superintendent at Boulder (Colo.) CC, was happy to show off his winnings from the silent auction — two giant bottles of wine.

Green Start Academy attendees (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

6. Traditional Golfdom Gallery Green Start Academy photo We can’t help it, we like featuring in a photo on these pages the guys we have lunch with each year at the annual Green Start Academy. This year, we enjoyed the company of Grant Bezek, Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, N.J.; Dane Olsen, Victoria National Golf Club, Newburgh, Ind.; Jeffrey Kerr, CC of Peoria, Peoria Heights, Ill.; Kelsey Baier-Anderson, TPC Potomac at Avenal Farm, Potomac, Md.; Chris Hurley, TPC Boston; Jordan Roberts, Valhalla GC, Louisville, Ky.; and Collin Harley, Gulph Mills GC, King of Prussia, Pa.

Green Start Academy speakers (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

7. Green Start veterans A handful of the speakers at the 2018 Green Start Academy included Billy Weeks, Houston CC; Grant Murphy, The National Golf Club of Canada; Logan Murphy, Pinehurst Resort; and Michael Stevens, regional director of agronomy — Southeast Region, Billy Casper Golf. Murphy was an attendee of the event not that many years ago.

Chenxi Zhang speaking to group of Green Start attendees (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

8. Class is in session Chenxi Zhang, Ph.D., Bayer Environmental Science, gathered the group together on a green at Bayer’s facility in Clayton, N.C., to talk to the Green Start Academy attendees about the latest advances in identifying turf stress.

Cory Griess looking at Pythium (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

9. Know thy enemy Cory Griess, assistant superintendent at Ballyneal GC, Holyoke, Colo., gets a look at Pythium at the Green Start Academy.

Green Start Academy speakers (Photo: Seth Jones)

Photo: Seth Jones

10. Sharp-dressed men More heavy hitters in the world of turf maintenance were on hand to speak to the 50-plus attendees of this year’s Green Start Academy, including (left to right) Bob Farren, CGCS, Pinehurst Resort; Lukus Harvey, Atlanta Athletic Club; Andy Morris, CC of Peoria; and Carlos Arraya, CGCS, Bellerive CC.

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