Brian Honea Wins The 2018 A.C. January Superintendent Championship

2018

Chapter Championship

Superintendent and Affiliate Championship

June 14th, 2018

Trophy Club Country Club

Congratulations to Brian Honea, our 2018 Superintendent Chapter Champion.  It was a hot and windy day but Brian was able to persevere through the weather and post a 73 to capture the Trophy.  Congratulations also to our Drue Thompson who carded an even par 72 to win the affiliate championship.  Thank you to our Title Sponsor Longhorn inc. for a great day, and a special thank you to our host Scott Fuller of TCCC for having the course in such great shape!

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Title Sponsor

Thank You Longhorn Inc.

2018 Stephen Best Memorial – A Great Day at Sky Creek Ranch

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Stephen Best Memorial

Pro/Superintendent Championship

Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club

May 14, 2018

 

What a great day we had at the 4th Annual Stephen Best Memorial Pro/Superintendent Championship. Sky Creek Ranch is a fantastic Venue and we thank our host Bryan Tupa for a great day!

For those of you that did not have the privilege of knowing Stephen Best, please enjoy this memorial video.
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Meet the Host

Our host Superintendent is Bryan Tupa. Originally from North Dakota, Bryan has worked at a variety of golf courses. He started working at a 9 hole municipal course in Beulah, ND at the age of 14 and worked the summer golf seasons throughout high school. After graduating, Bryan attended Bismarck St College and studied Computer Science. While in school he worked at Hawktree Golf Course in Bismarck for 2 years. After really getting involved in the golf business at Hawktree , Bryan decided to make a career out of it. He went on to attend  Rutgers University’s Turfgrass Management Program where he graduated in 2005. During his tenure at  Rutgers, Bryan did an internship at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, CO.
After graduating he was hired on as a crew leader at Castle Pines where he worked for 2 more years and was involved with 3 PGA tournaments. In the spring of 2007 Bryan moved to California for a job at La Costa Resort and Spa. Bryan spent 7 years as the Assistant Superintendent at La Costa and was involved in a 36 hole renovation and 2 LPGA tournaments. In February of 2014 Bryan made the move to Texas for the Superintendent job at Sky Creek Ranch. He currently lives in Keller with his girlfriend Angel and their dog Saydee. Bryan is an avid sports fan. His favorite teams are The Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Blackhawks and the University of North Dakota’s hockey team.

The Course

For three quarters of a century, the Jones name has been synonymous with imaginative, well-crafted, environmentally sensitive golf course design.  Expanding upon his father’s considerable legacy, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. established Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects – an innovative modern golf course design firm with global reach and a reputation for creating value. Along with his award-winning team, Jones strives to incorporate the unique character and distinct topographical features of each site into the design, diminishing their impact on the environment. As early as the 1970s, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. was introducing new ideas for integrating golf with coastal wetlands and other sensitive environments, enhancing wildlife habitats while creating playable golf courses rich with strategic value.
Jones crafted this Texas golf gem in the old style, leaving the terrain completely natural. Offering a perfect balance of playability and strategy, the course features undulating Bermuda fairways framed by corridors of stately oak trees, including numerous doglegs; meticulously manicured, tiered bentgrass greens; an abundance of white sand bunkers; and breathtaking views. Jones’ reverence for nature is evident in every rugged bend. The picturesque Big Bear Creek comes into play on 16 of the 18 holes, with numerous lakes and tributaries adding to the course’s spectacular beauty…as well as its challenge.
While difficult enough to test the mettle of scratch golfers, multiple tees on each hole enable golfers of all abilities to enjoy the subtle nuances and unique design elements that have brought Jones worldwide acclaim. Among the numerous tournaments that have been held at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club are the 2007 Texas State Public Links Championships; the 2008 Gateway Tour; the 2008 Texas Mid Amateur Qualifier; and the 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2013 U.S. Amateur Qualifier.

March Chapter Connect Now Available

Check out the latest issue of NTGCSA Chapter Connect
It includes a wrap up of the 2018 Annual Awards Banquet

Review of next week’s Chapter Event at Mira Vista
sponsored by Helena

Jorge Croda CGCS wins Turfnet Superintendent of the Year

Good luck to our NT Tour Stops

Tribute to Marian Takushi

Wrap up of Education Event at Dallas Country Club

And all the latest NTGCSA and GCSAA news and information.

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