Golf Industry Profile

What should golf course superintendents know about your company that they don’t already know?

We’re growing and expanding the services we offer. We just launched a new membership website, and we will be launching our online certification testing in January.

What do you do all day in your job?

Oh, a lot of it is behind a desk and on the phone and answering emails, etc. I work from home, so it’s nice to be around the family more, and the commute is great.

When you’re gone from the golf industry, how do you want to be remembered?

Someone who cared and tried his best no matter the task. I’ve always tried to share what I have learned and do it in a manner that is on the same level with who I am speaking too.

Who is your hero? Jesus Christ

What’s the best thing about the golf industry?

The people in the industry. I’ve been very fortunate to meet a lot of great individuals the last 17 years.

What’s the worst thing about the golf industry?

I guess the worst thing is that “we” (including myself here) strive for perfection, and at the end of the day it is not always going to turn out like we would like it too. We are not a perfect people. Mistakes happen and things break.

What golf course can’t you wait to get on and why?

I’ve been very fortunate to see some beautiful golf courses all over the world. I have only played one game of golf in my life. Most of my time is usually at the maintenance shed working with the technician or equipment manager.

Describe golf course superintendents in one word?

Complicated.

Who would you rather play golf with – – Arnie or Jack?

Well, since I’ve only played one game of golf, playing with me would not be much fun for them. But I guess it would be Arnie, who I’ve met before.

Would you like the beef, chicken or fish? Why?

I love a good filet that’s cooked medium rare and paired with a loaded baked potato and wedge salad with blue cheese dressing.

If you have four hours to watch TV, what do you watch?

I like shows from the past: “A-Team,” “MacGyver,” “Andy Griffith” and one newer show called “Shark Tank.”

What do you like to do away from your job?

Spend time with my family. We are involved a lot with our church.

What’s your favorite movie and why?

“Star Wars” (the old ones). I like action movies, and like seeing the good guys beat the bad guys.

Speaking of movies, who’s your favorite character from “Caddyshack” and why?

Carl Spackler. He had a mission and never gave up on it.