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In honor of Pete Dye's 89th birthday, here is our story about his recent work @fordplantation. http…

In honor of Pete Dye's 89th birthday, here is our story about his recent work @fordplantation. http…

One of the anchors of The Ford Plantation’s $7.2 million golf course renovation says fully supporting a superintendent can help a club complete a major project. “It’s all about science,” greens committee chairman Dr. Bill Thompson says. “You need to give your superintendent the tools that he needs so he can work. It’s just like a surgeon. You have to have the tools to do the job properly.” Thompson cultivated a strong relationship with director of golf course maintenance Nelson Caron throughout a renovation process that lasted five years and included some initial opposition. Thompson worked as a liaison between Caron, who was hired in 2008, and the club’s 260 members. The backing of Thompson allowed Caron to openly discuss course’s structural deficiencies during presentations to the membership. Frank assessments of the course and the strain it placed on Caron and his staff...

Full article: http://www.golfcourseindustry.com/gci1214-ford-plantation...

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