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Name that turf pro

By |  March 9, 2018 0 Comments

The 2017 Golfdom Summit was proud to host 40 superintendents and 15 vendors. We handed out a snazzy new T-shirt to the whole crew and asked them to pose on the Reunion Resort stairs for this killer photo we had to run on the front cover.

See some faces you recognize? Here’s a guide to who’s who.


1. Michael Maravich, vice president of specialty business, SipcamAdvan
2. Jay Young, product manager, PBI-Gordon
3. Brian Bonlender, superintendent, West Bend (Wis.) CC
4. Drew Thompson, CGCS, East Aurora (N.Y.) CC
5. Nick Kearns, superintendent, The Oaks Club, Osprey, Fla.
6. Paul Carter, CGCS, The Bear Trace at Harrison (Tenn.) Bay
7. Jim Goodrich, product manager, PBI-Gordon
8. Rick Hathaway, superintendent, Rock Creek Cattle Co., Deer Lodge, Mont.
9. Jim VanHerwynen, CGCS, South Hills G&CC, Fond du Lac, Wis.
10. Mike McCormick, superintendent, The Apawamis Club, Rye, N.Y.
11. Chip Lewison, CGCS, Saddlebrook Resort, Wesley Chapel, Fla.
12. Jackson Reiswig, superintendent, Coral Creek Club, Placida, Fla.
13. Ted Fist, product manager, Capillary Concrete
14. John Jeffreys, superintendent, Pinehurst (N.C.) No. 1-5
15. Greg Wade, sales and marketing specialist, Blount International (Oregon Outdoor Power Equipment)
16. Justin Sudo, superintendent, The Kahkwa Club, Erie, Pa.
17. Rocky Dreibrodt, director, Corbin Turf (Primera)
18, Eric Dusa, CGCS, Traces GC, Florence, S.C.
19. Jared Milner, superintendent, Meadowbrook CC, Northville, Mich.
20. Jason Bradley, superintendent, Memphis (Tenn.) CC
21. Eric Swensen, superintendent, Floridian National GC, Palm City, Fla.
22. Chris Francis, (formerly of Turfco) territory manager, Turf Products
23. Joe Amalfitano, business development manager, Blount International (Oregon Outdoor Power Equipment)
24. Martin Sternberg, CGCS, founder and inventor, Capillary Concrete
25. Rick Grant, business director – T&O, Control Solutions Inc. (Quali-Pro)
26. Michael Kropp, national director – professional markets, Wilbur-Ellis (Primera)
27. Robert Hertzing, superintendent, Lakeside GC, Toluca Lake, Calif.
28. Pat Gradoville, CGCS, Palos Verdes (Calif.) GC
29. Aaron Johnsen, director of regional sales, WinField United
30. Mark Boyd, president, Control Solutions Inc. (Quali-Pro)
31. Cam Schafer, application specialist, Frost Inc.
32. John Gold, superintendent, Valley of the Eagles, Elyria, Ohio
33. Jeff White, CGCS, Indian Hills CC, Mission Hills, Kan.
34. Joe Stribley, superintendent, Yellowstone CC, Billings, Mont.
35. Carmen Magro, CGCS, chief agronomist, Pogo Turf Pro
36. Jeff Chan, senior engineer, Pogo Turf Pro
37. Eric Gifford, superintendent, Riverside CC, Provo, Utah
38. Ken Rost, president and CEO, Frost Inc.
39. Justin VanLanduit, superintendent, Briarwood CC, Deerfield, Ill.
40. John Smith, marketing director, WinField United
41. Steven Johnson, regional sales manager, Smithco
42. Clark Throssell, Ph.D., research editor, Golfdom
43. Scott Witte, CGCS, Cantigny Golf, Wheaton, Ill.
44. Greg Rounds, superintendent, Sunset Ridge CC, Northfield, Ill.
45. Connor Healy, superintendent, Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Ill.
46. Sam Wineinger, manager, T&O marketing & formulator business, SipcamAdvan
47. Steve Jedrzejek, marketing manager, Nufarm
48. Ryan Baldwin, CGCS, Highland G&CC, Indianapolis
49. Chris Dalhamer, CGCS, Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links
50. Ron Kerley, superintendent, Los Robles Greens GC, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
51. Rusty McLendon, product expert – Northeast, Capillary Concrete
52. Dan Marco, superintendent, Ruth Lake CC, Hinsdale, Ill.
53. Brandon Richey, superintendent, Lake Nona G&CC, Orlando, Fla.
54. Scott Kinkead, executive vice president, Turfco
55. Paul Fox, Gulf Coast area manager, Quali-Pro
56. Mike Keohan, superintendent, Brookville CC, Old Brookville, N.Y.
57. Dave Hendricksen, consultant, Soilworks Consulting (Healthy Grow)
58. Mike Lytle, general manager – sales and grass seed teams, LebanonTurf
59. Augie Young, Northeast territory manager, SipcamAdvan
60. Robert Guerra, superintendent, Reunion Resort, Kissimmee, Fla.
61. Joe Gulotti, superintendent, Newark (Del.) CC
62. David “Wally” Gresham, superintendent, Sunset Hills CC, Carrollton, Ga.
63. Zach Bauer, superintendent, The Broadmoor (West Course), Colorado Springs, Colo.
64. Don Smith, president, Smithco
65. Brian Birney, superintendent, The Club at Admirals Cove, Jupiter, Fla.
66. Chris Gray, golf marketing manager, LebanonTurf
67. John Moore, regional sales manager, Smithco & Turfco
68. Jeff Churchill, domestic and international sales, Smithco
69. Cam Copley, golf national account manager, Nufarm
70. Bob Farren, CGCS, Director of Grounds and Golf Course Maintenance, Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort & Turf’s Most Interesting Man

Learn more about the 2017 event in the February cover story.

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