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 Expert  724037

Expert in Golf and Sports Turf: Construction and Maintenance


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has used his knowledge and experience in Golf Course Construction to assist in the field and design areas of engineering horizontal construction as it relates to water movement and overall land-planning.
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agricultural engineering

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soil compaction

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micro irrigation

Expert consistently stays abreast of the new developments in Agronomic Research as it relates to the C5 division of ASA. Thirty years of experience in the construction and maintenance of golf courses in the US and Asia has enabled him to review agronomic programming through many economic and environmental situations
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agronomic

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turf

Expert has successfully completed several large scale new and renovation-style golf course construction projects as project manager, where his leadership and expertise has been utilized to shape and guide operations from conception through design, contractor selection to completion responsible for both financial commitments and job quality assurances.
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construction project management

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landscaping

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sports turf construction

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golf course design

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golf course maintenance

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golf course

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golf

Expert's commitment to prudent environmental stewardship has been a mainstay to his success. A quality golf experience is based in this effort as all aspects are available for review at all times. Human needs, animal safety, plant requirement and natural resource preservation are the key elements to this work.
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environmental management

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horticulture


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina;  Asheville, North Carolina;  Gastonia, North Carolina;  Knoxville, Tennessee;  Johnson City, Tennessee;  Athens, Georgia;  and Greenville, South Carolina.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   AS   Turfgrass Management   The Stockbridge School of Agriculture  
1978   BS   Plant and Soil Sciences/Agronomy   University of Massachusetts  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Owner/Agronomic Consultant

 


2006 to 2007

 

ICC Management

 


 

Director of Golf and Grounds Maintenance

 

He directs and is oversight for all construction and maintenance operations regarding golf course, tennis and common grounds landscape

2001 to 2006

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Owner/Agronomic Consultant

 

He worked with private clubs as Owner's Rep. during large scale renovations. St. Andrews CC - Boca Raton, FL The Loxahatchee Club - Jupiter, FL

1993 to 1997

 

ECI, Inc

 

Golf

 

Regional Agronomist

 

He worked with Golf Course Superintendents and Owners on contracted maintenance programs and construction projects from Florida to Michigan to Texas

1990 to 1992

 

Philestate, LLc, Manilla, Phillippines

 

Golf

 

Golf Course Superintendent

 

As GCS, he worked with construction contractors and designer representatives to construct, grass and staff 2 championship courses designed by Jack Nicklaus

1989 to 1991

 

Golden Bear International, Inc.

 

Golf Turf

 

Agronomist

 

He worked with designers, owners and contractors to construct courses and design continuing course maintenance programs throughout the southeastern US

1986 to 1989

 

Deer Track Golf and Country Club

 

Golf Maintenance

 

Golf Course Superintendent

 


1979 to 1986

 

Sea Pines Plantation Company

 

Golf Course Maintenance

 

Golf Course Superintendent

 

He finished his work here as Resort Course Superintendent overseeing 3 courses including Harbour Town Golf Links, a PGA Tour stop.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

ASA FTGA FGCSA CGCSA

Licenses/Certifications

ARCPACS - CPAg - Certified Professional Agronomist GCSAA - CGCS - Certified Golf Course Superintendent Commercial Pesticide Licenses in CA, MA, SC, TX, FL


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has one publication in Irrigation System Design and assisted in authoring the Pesticide Operators License for the Phillipine Government


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • The Loxahathee Club - Owner's RepresentativeDesigner Specification ReviewIrrigation Design and Contract ReviewComplete Job OversightSoil Physical AnalysisGrow-In follow up Oversight
  • St. Andrews Country Club - Owner's Representative Designer Specification Review Irrigation Design and Contract Review Contractor Contract Review Complete Job Oversight Soil Physical Analysis - ISTRC Grow-In follow up Oversight
  • ECI, IncContract authorStaff SelectionMaintenance Program ProductionOn-Sight CounselingClient Relations
  • Golden Bear International - Staff AgronomistConstruction Specification Review and UpdateIrrigation Design ReviewMaintenance Program ReviewSoil and Plant Analysis
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He was diposed and worked through the settlement for a private Country Club relating to construction efforts and contract specifications
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Turf expert engineer for consulting on turf damage.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1991 to 1992   Manilla, The Phillippines   He worked on sight as the Superintendent of construction and grassing completing 2 courses. He developed local staff for all positions. He also worked with the local government agencies to develop a training program for licensing pesticide applicators
1993 to 1993   Antigua   He coordinated the importation of equipment and materials and designed and implemented management strategies for new golf course construction

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   He has been working with hispanic laborers in many of the previous experiences
French   Educated in French from elementary to High School

Market Research:
He has worked with the production and marketing of compost, biological pesticides and biological nutrient elements to sustainable growth programs.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

As a Certified Golf Course Superintendent, The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America requires continued education courses to be completed to maintain status on a 4 year period. He has held this certification for 20 years. Courses include Irrigation, Plant Nutrients, Plant Stress Management, Construction and Renovation etc. As a Certified Agronomist, ARCPACS requires a certain number of continued education and meeting participation hours on an annual basis. He has held this certification for 22 years.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

As Owner's Representative and Designer's Representative, he has extensive experience in materials sourcing, qualification and installation.

Other Skills and Services

He has worked extensively with many laboratories regarding plant pathology and nutrient analysis as well as soil physical and chemical analysis


 

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