Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New Kids on the Block.

Turn over. It happens every year.  However, for the first time in my career, we found ourselves replacing everyone!  That's right, 100% turn over of our summer staff of college students!  We lost a lot of seasoned vets from last season to graduation or living away from home because they were "paying rent" (being ripped off by some college housing landlord!)

So now, an introduction is in order:

From L to R.  Kris Terril, Stan Bowmann, Erik Arnold, Tyler Peters, Justin Ironside & Simon King.

Kris Terril is a Sophomore at UW-Marathon County majoring in Biology with a environmental emphasis.

Stan Bowmann replaces long time veteran Leland Olson on the rough mower.  Stan worked for Consolidated construction and later for Boldt Construction up until his retirement.

Erik Arnold is the nephew of Equipment Manager Tim Johnson and will be a Senior at Lincoln High School this fall.  He plays full back on the football team and is manager for the baseball team.

Tyler Peters is a Junior at UWSP majoring in Actuarial Science with career goal of working in the insurance or consulting industries upon graduation.

Justin Ironside is a Sophomore at UWSP and is a Pre-Engineering student with a goal of working in the field of Biomedical or Petroleum engineering.

I've always favored hiring laborers that carried more than a rudimentary knowledge of the game of golf,  preferably those that play regularly and have a passing knowledge of both courses to avoid embarrassing situations like placing the cup three feet from the collar, getting lost or inverting the tee block placements on ladies day!

Newbies!  Bear with us as we educate and train the next wave of staff as they try to put a little spit and polish on the old apple.  _Mk