Landscapes Golf Management bestows awards

By |  March 11, 2020 0 Comments

Landscapes Golf Management (LGM), part of the Landscapes Unlimited, recognized LGM managers and staffers during its 20th annual general manager conference.

The 2020 event focused on developing a positive culture, leadership and optimizing performance.

Taking home top honors for Facility of the Year was Butler’s Golf Course in Elizabeth, Pa. During a challenging weather year and amid other headwinds, Butler’s turned in a stellar season from a financial, customer satisfaction and employee feedback standpoint. Butler’s also executed a clubhouse improvement project, creating a new concept bar with simulators and food and beverage service called The Loft.

Chris Lewis, CGCS, of The Broadlands Golf Course, was awarded the General Manager of the Year award. Lewis, a lifelong superintendent, regional agronomist and former president of the Colorado Turfgrass Association, stepped into the general manager role less than three years ago.

Winchester Country Club, in Winchester, Va., won Most Improved Facility. Since 2017, LGM’s first full year at Winchester, the course has improved revenues by more than 14 percent. During the same period, net operating income improved by $269,000.

In addition to the above awards, LGM recognized facilities and employees for excellence in customer service, agronomy, food and beverage, sales, innovation and more. Landscapes Golf Management utilizes the FISH! Philosophy, a set of simple, practical tools to help create a positive work culture.

The 2019 LGM award winners are:

  • FISH! Service Champion (East Region) – Brian Farley, Butler’s Golf Course
  • FISH! Service Champion (Midwest Region) – Katie Anderson, The Players Club at Deer Creek
  • FISH! Service Champion (West Region) – Lacey Schmetzer, Three Crowns Golf Club
  • FISH! Facility of the Year (Public) – Pinecrest Golf Club
  • FISH! Facility of the Year (Private)– The Sagamore Club
  • Safety Showcase – Three Crowns Golf Club
  • #Award (Social Media) – Max Mandel Municipal Golf Course
  • Innovator of the Year – Golf Club at Devils Tower
  • LGM Ambassador (East) – Byron Balco, Butler’s Golf Course
  • LGM Ambassador (Midwest) – Justin Arlt, Sioux Falls Golf
  • LGM Ambassador (West) – Jeff Kelly, King’s Deer Golf Club
  • LGM Ambassador (National) – Elaine Skov, Home Office
  • Assistant General Manager of the Year – Kyle McManus, Renditions
  • LGM “Select” Facility of the Year – Hillcrest Country Club
  • Golf Professional of the Year ­- Jon Moore, Platteview Golf Club
  • Sales Professional of the Year – Cat Clark, Sioux Falls Golf
  • Golf Course Superintendent of the Year – Ben Timmons, Jeremy Ranch Golf & Country Club
  • Food and Beverage Director of the Year – Linda James, The Sagamore Club
  • Most Improved Facility of the Year – Winchester Country Club
  • General Manager of the Year – Chris Lewis, Broadlands
  • Facility of the Year – Butler’s Golf Course

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