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9th Annual Green Start Academy

October 15-17, 2014

The 2014 application period has ended.

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 and John Deere facilities in North Carolina. Since 2005, the goal for this program has been to help assistant superintendents build a strong foundation for their careers, as well as to support the future of golf courses and the entire industry.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to network with peers and receive valuable insights from industry veterans. With topics from career development to budgeting to labor management, the Green Start Academy provides knowledge and tips essential to professional growth.

The Green Start Academy program is open to assistant superintendents in the U.S. and Canada only. Previous Green Start Academy participants will not be considered for participation in future events.

Thanks for your applications and congratulations to the 2014 attendees!

2014 Advisory Panel

  • Billy Weeks
    Golf Course Superintendent
    Duke University Golf Club
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Bob Farren, CGCS
    Director of Golf Courses & Grounds
    Pinehurst Resort
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Bryan Stromme
    Regional Director of Agronomy - Midwest/West
    Billy Casper Golf
    Huntley, Illinois
  • Chris Condon
    Golf Course Superintendent
    Tetherow Golf Club
    Bend, Oregon
  • Chris Dew
    Golf Course Superintendent
    The National Golf Club of Canada
    Woodbridge, Ontario
  • Jeff Corcoran
    Manager, Golf Courses & Grounds
    Oak Hill Country Club
    Rochester, New York
  • Ken Mangum, CGCS
    Director of Golf Courses & Grounds
    Atlanta Athletic Club
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • Paul Cushing
    Assistant Deputy Director
    Director of Golf Course Maintenance Operations
    Golf Division, City of San Diego
    San Diego, California

2014 Attendees

  • Taylor Davis
    Highlands Course/Atlanta Athletic Club
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • Brett Stowers
    Carolina Golf Club
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • David Walter
    Belmont Country Club
    Ashburn, Virginia
  • Joshua Minson
    TPC Scottsdale
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Cameron Watt
    The Redwoods Golf Course
    Langley, British Columbia
  • Thom Irvin
    The Olympic Club
    San Francisco, California
  • Patrick Brey
    Aspen Glen Club
    Carbondale, Colorado
  • Zachary Anderson
    Seven Bridges Golf Club
    Sunrise, Florida
  • Stephen Stortz
    Palm Beach Country Club
    Palm Beach, Florida
  • Bryce Fischer
    Boston Golf Club
    Hingham, Massachusetts
  • Mark Michalski
    TPC Twin Cities
    Blaine, Minnesota
  • Paul Johnson
    Rockville Links Club
    Rockville Centre, New York
  • Mike Scheyd
    National Golf Links of America
    Southampton, New York
  • Matthew Jones
    Old Chatham Golf Club
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Michael Gentry
    Silver Lakes Golf and Country Club
    East Gwillimbury, Ontario
  • Jordan Kitchen
    Hamilton Golf and Country Club
    Ancaster, Ontario
  • Andrew Krek
    Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club
    Dundas, Ontario
  • Corey Forbes
    RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve
    Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
  • Les Lear
    Glen Oak Country Club
    Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
  • Victor Faconti
    Shelter Harbor Golf Club
    Charlestown, Rhode Island
  • Brandon Power
    Park Meadows Country Club
    Park City, Utah
  • Dan Vandecoevering
    TPC Snoqualmie Ridge
    Snoqualmie, Washington
  • Kyle Ott
    Pikewood National Golf Club
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Brian Busha
    Minocqua Country Club
    Minocqua, Wisconsin
  • Kyle DeNuys
    North Jersey Country Club
    Wayne, New Jersey
  • Nick Klinkhammer
    Victoria National Golf Club
    Newburgh, Indiana
  • Justin Ellison
    Windsong Farm Golf Club
    Independence, Minnesota
  • Maxwell Lenz
    Whistling Straits
    Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Todd Newell
    Oakmont Country Club
    Glendale, California
  • Joseph Schmidt
    PGAWest/Nicklaus Private Course
    La Quinta, California
  • Nick Sherer
    Torrey Pines South Golf Course
    La Jolla, California
  • Steve Schommer
    Wellshire Golf Course
    Denver, Colorado
  • Anthony Kowalski
    South Course/Wilmington Country Club
    Wilmington, Delaware
  • Darren Farrar
    Greensboro Country Club
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Ryan Emerich
    Saucon Valley Country Club
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Chris Eustace
    Philadelphia Cricket Club
    Flourtown, Pennsylvania
  • Tyler Johanson
    Belfair Plantation
    Bluffton, South Carolina
  • Randy Gatlin
    Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club
    Killen, Alabama
  • Troy Hall
    Indian Creek Country Club
    Indian Creek Village, Florida
  • Peter Bachman
    Pebble Beach Golf Links
    Pebble Beach, California
  • Tim Sims
    Des Moines Golf and Country Club
    West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Trevor Thorp
    Grants Pass Golf Club
    Grants Pass, Oregon
  • Kyle Young
    Glendale Country Club
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Karen Rumohr
    Edmonton Petroleum Golf and Country Club
    Spruce Grove, Alberta
  • Chad de Groot
    Tower Ranch Golf Club
    Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Reg Langen
    Richmond Hill Golf Club
    Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Kent Rimmer
    RiverBend Golf Community
    London, Ontario
  • Keith Wetzel
    North Hempstead Country Club
    Port Washington, New York
  • Benjamin Imhoff
    Westfield Group Country Club
    Westfield Center, Ohio
  • James Stewart
    Butler Country Club
    Butler, Pennsylvania
  • Patrick Fallow
    Alpine Country Club
    Cranston, Rhode Island
  • Shaune Achurch
    East Lake Golf Club
    Atlanta, Georgia