Meet The Arrowood Team
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Meet The Arrowood Staff
From the bentgrass greens of the east coast to the ryegrass and zoysia found in the fairways here out west, Greg has over 25 years experience in the golf industry. Dating back to his college days as a Caddie Master and cart attendant, his travels have included managerial positions at top golfing resorts as well as stints as an instructor, tournament savant and as a clubfitter for some of the industry’s top golf club manufacturers. Over this time, Greg has conversed with thousands of golfers on a myriad of topics involving all things golf and has even written a thing or two on the subject.
Greg proudly serves as Arrowood’s proverbial Utility Club since 2014.
Mark is a Class A member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) originally from Chicago, Illinois. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in the golf industry where he has done everything from washing golf cars as a high school student to managing multiple facilities as a regional golf course superintendent whose courses were simultaneously involved in major construction/renovation projects and were dedicated to producing high quality tournament conditions for PGA qualifiers and Pro-Am’s.
Mark started his career at the Golf Club of Illinois in the Chicagoland area where he rose through the ranks from greenskeeper/laborer to Golf Course Superintendent after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Science specializing in Turf Grass Management and Urban Forestry graduating Cum Laude and receiving special honors from the college of applied sciences. After spending nearly a decade at the Golf Club of Illinois and at one time working for Perry Dye (Dye Designs) son of famed Architect Pete Dye, Mark moved on to the Reno/Lake Tahoe area where he has been the golf course superintendent at Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Graeagle, CA for the past 25 years managing multiple courses for two of the previous owners of the golf course as they plunged into the fast growing golf industry.
Mark has experience with both cool season and warm season grasses as he has perfected bentgrass/poa annua greens and sodded or sprigged countless acres of fairways and tees with newer more drought and disease tolerant bermudagrasses to combat drought conditions and rising water prices. Highlights of his tenure at Plumas Pines included installing a 3.5 mile long 8-inch HDPE water pipeline in the historic Lundy Ditch to help conserve water and sustain the Pre-1914 water right owned by the golf resort and also receiving the 2021 “Superintendent of the Year” award by the Northern California section of the PGA for his contribution to the game, the section, and the PGA professionals.
Mark taught Turf Grass Management classes as an instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College for their 2-year golf course management degree. Many of his former students are now accomplished golf course superintendents, landscape professionals, and fertilizer salespersons in the region. Mark is passionate about educating his crew to better understand the importance of applying proper agronomic practices to the course while balancing the high demands for elite golf course playing conditions by the members and guests of the facility.
Mark and his trusted goose chasing Border Collie/Kelpie mix “River” are excited to have found paradise in the North County area at Arrowood Golf Course. Mark is dedicated to improving the aesthetics and playing conditions at Arrowood in his quest to have the course become the best conditioned golf course in the region. He is excited about the possibilities and room for improvement on such a beautiful and challenging layout. Mark plans on becoming very active in the So-Cal chapter of GCSAA where they are dedicated to improving the game of golf and enhancing the golf course superintendents role in the golf profession. Feel free to stop by and say hi to Mark and River on the golf course as they are always up for a good conversation about Arrowood and want to get to know the members and dedicated players that support such a beautiful golf course.