Backed by Bayer

8th Annual Green Start Academy

October 2-4, 2013

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About Green Start Academy

Green Start Academy is an all expenses paid two-and-a-half-day education and networking event for assistant superintendents held at the Bayer Technical Training Center in Clayton, N.C., and the John Deere Turf Care manufacturing facility in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Since 2005, the goal for this program has been to help assistant superintendents build a strong foundation for their careers, as well as support the future of golf courses and the entire industry.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge on key industry topics and trends, network with peers and collaborate with industry experts. With topics from career development to best practice exchanges, the Green Start Academy provides knowledge and tips essential to professional growth.

To be considered, an assistant superintendent must complete the application and submit their resume as well as respond to two short-answer questions. The essay responses will be evaluated by our superintendent advisory panel to select the top 50 applicants to attend.

2013 Advisory Panel

  • Chris Condon, CGCS Golf Course Superintendent
    Tetherow Golf Club
    Bend, Ore.
  • Bob Farren, CGCS Director of Golf Courses & Grounds
    Pinehurst Resort
    Pinehurst, N.C.
  • Pat Finlen, CGCS Director of Golf
    The Olympic Club
    San Francisco, Calif.
  • Ken Mangum, CGCS Director of Golf Courses & Grounds
    Atlanta Athletic Club
    Johns Creek, Ga.
  • Bryan Stromme, CGCS Regional Director of Agronomy - Midwest
    Billy Casper Golf
    Huntley, Ill.
  • 2013 Green Start Academy Participants

    Kevin Banks
    Nantucket Golf Club
    Siasconset, MA
    Addison Barden
    North Jersey Country Club
    Wayne, NJ
    Jonathan Bennett
    Kansas City Country Club
    Overland Park, KS
    Drew Blocker
    Crow Valley Golf Club
    Davenport, IA
    Michael Bolles
    Lakeside Golf Club of Hollywood
    Toluca Lake, CA
    Scott Braun
    Maplewood Country Club
    Maplewood, NJ
    Brian Chasensky
    Saucon Valley Country Club
    Bethlehem, PA
    Michael Cooper
    TPC Sawgrass
    Jacksonville, FL
    Timothy Davies
    Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa
    Bedford, PA
    Ryan Dunbar
    Jackson Park Golf Course
    Chicago, IL
    John Dzurilla
    The Kirtland Country Club
    Willoughby, OH
    Ryan Franklin
    Westwood Country Club
    Vienna, VA
    Adam Godfrey
    The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation
    Evans, GA
    Andrew Grau
    The Vineyard-Woodland Mound Park
    Cincinnati, OH
    William Green
    Th Toronto Golf Club
    Mississauga, ON
    Marcus Harness
    White Horse Golf Club
    Kingston, WA
    Royal Healy
    Belmont Country Club
    Belmont, MA
    Ian Hermon
    Champions Golf Club
    Humble, TX
    Stephen Hicks
    Bayview Golf and Country Club
    Thornhill, ON
    Timothy Johnston
    Charter Oak Country Club
    Berlin, MA
    Steve Juhring
    Royce Brook Golf Club
    Hillsborough, NJ
    Chad Karr
    Westham Golf Club
    Moseley, VA
    Chris Keen
    Cedar Point Country Club
    Suffolk, VA
    Robert Larsen
    Sunset Ridge Country Club
    Northfield, IL
    Andrea Li
    Connaught Golf Club
    Medicine Hat, AB
    Dylan MacMaster
    Oakland Hills Country Club
    Bloomfield Hills, MI
    Shaun Mahaffey
    The Club at Morningside
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    Aaron Mansbridge
    Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
    Cobble Hill, BC
    Ryan McNamara
    The Country Club of Virgnia
    Richmond, VA
    Derek Mohler
    Waynesborough Country Club
    Conshohocken, PA
    Michael Newton
    Capilano Golf and Country Club
    West Vancouver, BC
    Chris Ortmeier
    Colonial Country Club
    Fort Worth, TX
    Mark Peasley
    Concord Country Club
    Chadds Ford, PA
    Kevin Peck
    Country Club of Detroit
    Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
    Jonathan Prange
    Bellerive Country Club
    St. Louis, MO
    Bradley Quackenbush
    Mountain Lake
    Lake Wales, FL
    Gregory Quinn
    Rivermead Golf Club
    Ottawa, ON
    Tyler Rankin
    River Hills Country Club
    Gastonia, NC
    Eric Rogers
    The Grove
    Lebanon, TN
    Joshua Smith
    Corpus Christi Country Club
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Andrew Stair
    Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club
    Indialantic, FL
    Mark Stephenson
    Montclair Golf Club
    West Orange, NJ
    George Thomas
    Prouts Neck CC
    Scarborough, ME
    Brett Thornsbury
    Cypress Point Club
    Pebble Beach, CA
    Ryder Underwood
    Whisper Creek Golf Club
    Huntley, IL
    Jeff Visser
    PGA National Resort and Spa
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Samuel Weber
    The Legend at Bristlecone
    Hartland, WI
    Matt Whitsitt
    Westmoreland Country Club
    Evanston, IL
    Bubba Wright
    TPC Scottsdale
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Chris Young
    Stones River Country Club
    Murfreesboro, TN