From Chilliwack to New Jersey, Little Fish in a Very Big Pond. My experience as a Baltusrol Intern.

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I started my career in turf management while in high school, my first job was at Cultus Lake Golf Club as a range boy. At the time it was just a part time job. I hadn’t yet realized that it would one day become my career path. If I was told that one day I would move to New Jersey, to work on one of most historic courses in the game of golf, I would have thought that was impossible.

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Teachers and Turf Team to Train Teens - Update

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by Stan Kazymerchyk, Turfgrass Management Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

In the last Turf Line News, I reported on a collaborative educational project involving support of teens living with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). Rob Welsh, Jason Hooper, Byron Duffy and I delivered a 3 day session in May to 7 teens about greenskeeper skills. The ultimate goal of this was to see at least one of them successfully working on a golf course this summer. At this sessions’ completion, one student commented, “This was the best day of my life!”.

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