Longtime Ohio superintendent killed in car collision

By |  October 7, 2015 0 Comments

Sad news out of Cincinnati today: Terry Frey, 68, longtime superintendent of Beckett Ridge Golf Club in West Chester, Ohio, was killed when his maintenance vehicle was struck by a minivan on Tuesday morning.

Frey had worked at the club since it opened in 1975.

“He was very dedicated to his work, very loyal and a true professional,” Beckett Ridge member Craig Fanning told Cincinnati.com. “Everybody that lives in the Beckett Ridge community and plays golf knows him.”

View a TV report on the accident from WLWT5 Cincinnati here.

Our condolences to Frey’s family, friends and the Greater Cincinnati GCSA community. I’m proud to say that Terry was a subscriber to Golfdom, and I hope we helped him out or at least made him smile once or twice in his long and proud career as a superintendent.

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Seth Jones, a 25-year veteran of the golf industry media, is Editor-in-Chief of Golfdom magazine and Athletic Turf. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Jones began working for Golf Course Management in 1999 as an intern. In his professional career he has won numerous awards, including a Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) first place general feature writing award for his profile of World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman and a TOCA first place photography award for his work covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In his career, Jones has accumulated an impressive list of interviews, including such names as George H.W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Armstrong and Charles Barkley. Jones has also done in-depth interviews with such golfing luminaries as Norman, Gary Player, Nick Price and Lorena Ochoa, to name only a few. Jones is a member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association. Jones can be reached at sjones@northcoastmedia.net.

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