Marshall Brown Course Superintendent At River Trace
...Marshall Brown is the golf course superintendent at River Trace Golf Course, having taking over the job on a full-time basis in January of this year. Brown, who has been an employee at the golf course since it opened in April of 1996, took the job on an interim basis last year when former superintendent Eric Dusa departed, and received the full-time promotion early this year, according to course owner Gregg Sayler.
came on board when we started building this golf course," Sayler said.
"When Eric left last year, Marshall
took over on an interim basis to see if he was comfortable with the job.
, a native Greene Countian, said he
would continue the tradition that River Trace
has established during the six years of its existence.
"That's my goal," he
said."We want to make the course as player friendly as possible.My philosophy is you are only as good as the people that are around you and work with you, and I have a great maintenance staff that goes way beyond the call of duty."
The upkeep of the 18-hole course is not an easy task.There are greens to be mowed five or six days a week, regular spraying of chemicals that must be completed, and with the spring rains the fairway grass and rough is lush and grows quickly, requiring more mowing.
Dusa left last summer just before the August floods hit, and that was a challenging way for Brown
to begin his
"We lost the No. 1 fairway, and there were gullies washed out in several places," Brown recalls."But we got the course back in shape pretty quick."Brown
has promoted Sheldon Scheffers as the new assistant superintendent of operations.
is married to the former Mary Ann Morelock and they reside in the South Greene Community.They have two children, Brooks and Maci. Brown graduated from Greeneville High School in 1976 and attented both East Tennessee State University and Roane State Community College.He
has also attended several turf grass seminars and classes.
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