In the Private Category, the Turfgrass Excellence Award was claimed by Dean Gump of Pasatiempo Golf Club (Santa Cruz, CA).
This is the second time Gump has received the distinction.During his
twenty-four year tenure at Pasatiempo Golf Club he
has developed superior agronomic skills that translate into healthy agronomic conditions, thus enhancing the playing experience for club members and guests. Prior to Pasatiempo, Gump was an Assistant Superintendent at Singing Hills Country Club (El, Cajon, CA) training under Golf Course Superintendent Dave Fleming.
An alumnus of Cal Poly Pomona, Gump
continues to attend educational seminars that expand his
knowledge on subjects relating to course maintenance.Under his
supervision, last year fairway drainage and cart path improvements were made to the course, tee complexes were improved and tee landscape areas were enhanced.In '04, Gump
oversaw all course preparation for the USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship
, a premier tournament held at his
"I am honored and pleasantly surprised to receive the Turfgrass Excellence Award this year," states recipient Dean Gump