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Matthew Wharton

Superintendent

Carolina Golf Club

Direct Phone: (704) ***-****       

Carolina Golf Club

Background Information

Affiliations

Member
Old Dominion Golf Course Superintendents Association

Member
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

Member
Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents

Founder
May

Member
Lake Bonaventure Country Club

Education

Bachelor's degree
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Virginia Tech

Master's degree
Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences
Virginia Tech

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Matthew Wharton is the ...

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Matthew Wharton is the superintendent at the Carolina Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C. Designed by Donald Ross, the golf course dates back to 1929.

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At Carolina Golf Club, Wharton tends "three ponds and a couple of streams. The largest of the ponds provides irrigation water. His primary concern is limiting or eliminating the accumulation of algae in and around his water features.
"I view it this way," Wharton says. "If the surface is covered algae bloom or algal scum, it's a sign that the body of water as a whole is not as healthy as it could be. So for us, if we're trying to ensure it's aesthetically pleasing, the icing on the cake for me is I get a healthier body of water with which to irrigate the golf course."
Aesthetics aside, there are practical considerations, as well. "Algae can get caught up in the pumps," Wharton says.
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When treating his ponds, Wharton relies on an outside firm, Solitude Lake Management, which does everything from stocking ponds with fish, to inspections, to chemical applications. The firm visits twice a month during the season and monthly from December through February. Wharton welcomes their expertise.
"I don't view a pond as a pond per se," he says.


Matthew Wharton is the ...

www.golfcourseindustry.com [cached]

Matthew Wharton is the superintendent at the Carolina Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C. Designed by Donald Ross, the golf course dates back to 1929.

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At Carolina Golf Club, Wharton tends "three ponds and a couple of streams. The largest of the ponds provides irrigation water. His primary concern is limiting or eliminating the accumulation of algae in and around his water features.
"I view it this way," Wharton says. "If the surface is covered algae bloom or algal scum, it's a sign that the body of water as a whole is not as healthy as it could be. So for us, if we're trying to ensure it's aesthetically pleasing, the icing on the cake for me is I get a healthier body of water with which to irrigate the golf course."
Aesthetics aside, there are practical considerations, as well. "Algae can get caught up in the pumps," Wharton says.
...
When treating his ponds, Wharton relies on an outside firm, Solitude Lake Management, which does everything from stocking ponds with fish, to inspections, to chemical applications. The firm visits twice a month during the season and monthly from December through February. Wharton welcomes their expertise.
"I don't view a pond as a pond per se," he says.


Matthew Wharton is the ...

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Matthew Wharton is the superintendent at the Carolina Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C. Designed by Donald Ross, the golf course dates back to 1929.

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At Carolina Golf Club, Wharton tends "three ponds and a couple of streams. The largest of the ponds provides irrigation water. His primary concern is limiting or eliminating the accumulation of algae in and around his water features.
"I view it this way," Wharton says. "If the surface is covered algae bloom or algal scum, it's a sign that the body of water as a whole is not as healthy as it could be. So for us, if we're trying to ensure it's aesthetically pleasing, the icing on the cake for me is I get a healthier body of water with which to irrigate the golf course."
Aesthetics aside, there are practical considerations, as well. "Algae can get caught up in the pumps," Wharton says.
...
When treating his ponds, Wharton relies on an outside firm, Solitude Lake Management, which does everything from stocking ponds with fish, to inspections, to chemical applications. The firm visits twice a month during the season and monthly from December through February. Wharton welcomes their expertise.
"I don't view a pond as a pond per se," he says.


Matthew Wharton and Pat O'Brien ...

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Matthew Wharton and Pat O'Brien are the winners in the Best Overall Use of Social Media category.

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Wharton, the superintendent at Carolina Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C., maintains the blog carolinagreenkeeper.blogspot.com and the @CGCGreenkeeper Twitter account.


In Matthew Wharton's case, an ...

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In Matthew Wharton's case, an unexpected weekend meeting increased the size of his turf library.

Following the directions of his general manager, Wharton, the superintendent at Carolina Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C., entered the clubhouse, where members Chris Hughes and Ed Oden handed him a letter signed by 63 members.
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The letter had a heart-skipping start: "You have been here 10 years ... and it is obvious you still don't know what you are doing..." The letter quickly turned congenial and led to a symbolic gesture, as Hughes and Oden lifted a tablecloth and unveiled a collection of 14 old turf books they acquired at an auction for Wharton.
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Wharton studied under Dave Chalmers at Virginia Tech and keeps turf books in his office. Chalmers' book collection always intrigued him. "I will never forget the first time I spent significant time in his office, just looking through books in his shelf," Wharton says. "I still have a vivid recollection of that moment."
Whenever Wharton stares at his office bookshelf, he should have a vivid recollection of another moment - a pleasant clubhouse meeting. "We all get into this business for a multitude of reasons, whether it's the love of the outdoors, a love of the game of golf, etc... We all have that thing that motivates us," he says.

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