Following three days of play in White Sulphur Springs, W.V. at the historic Greenbrier Resort’s Old White, Snead and Greenbrier courses, the 24th annual John Deere World Championship came to a close with a two-hole playoff in which six flight-winning teams competed. The championship team included Jeff Robinson of Greenville Turf & Tractor, Piedmont, S.C., Paul Hood of Willow Creek Golf Club, Knoxville, Tenn., Matt Jones of Landmark Golf Club at Avalon, Lenoir City, Tenn., and Ed Kruse of John Deere Golf, Cary, N.C. The team won the C.B. MacDonald flight with a net score of 162 for the three-round tournament, and after the two-hole playoff the winners finished with a net score of 162.
The John Deere World Championship tournament is designed for members of golf course management teams across the globe to come together to participate in fun and competitive play. For this year’s tournament 248 players represented eight countries. The teams were divided into six flights and the winner of each flight competed for the overall championship title in the playoff.
As part of its new relationship with The Greenbrier Resort, John Deere has been tapped for mowing and maintenance equipment for all four courses at the resort and recently supported Superintendent Kelly Shumate with product and personnel during the inaugural Greenbrier Classic PGA TOUR event.