When I meet a GM whose business card also carries the COO title, it is pretty much a lock that he or she is affiliated with a successful club.
New Ground Technology uses GPS positioning to transfer imagery from a tractor device, without mowing or using paint, by bending the turf to create light and dark contrasts. Successfully executed on major-league baseball fields, the company thinks the process, which takes only an hour and can be erased in the same time, is also ideal for sponsor advertising at golf events.
The maintenance director and environmental consultant at the Boca Raton, Fla. property has been selected as the Overall and National Private recipient of the annual awards that recognize superintendents and their golf courses for overall excellence and best management practices. Alex Stuedemann of TPC Deere Run (Public Course) and Ken Nice of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Resort Course) were also selected for national recognition.
The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort, Canoe Brook CC, Chi Chi Rodriguez GC and Poppy Hills Golf Course will vie for the award that will be presented at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando in February 2017.
Plenty of new products and ideas were available for course superintendents and club managers to see and learn about when they gathered in San Diego for this year’s major industry shows.
The National Club Association’s 13th annual conference, to be held at The Union League Club of Chicago, will build its programming around three themes: Strategic Issues for Private Club Governance; The Club Industry Outlook and Trends for the Future; and Legislative, Regulatory, and Legal Issues for Clubs. The conference will end in time for participants to also attend the National Restaurant Show.