Landscapes Golf Management recently wrapped up their 20th annual general manager conference, which provides an opportunity for the company’s general managers, emerging leaders and home-office support team to come together for four days of camaraderie, learning and development. The 2020 edition focused on developing a positive culture, leadership, and optimizing performance.
Butler’s Golf Course in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, took home top honors for Facility of the Year at the awards ceremony. During a challenging weather year, Butler’s turned in a stellar season in terms of financial, customer satisfaction and employee feedback, and also executed a clubhouse improvement project.
Chris Lewis, GCSAA, of The Broadlands Golf Course received General Manager of the Year. A lifelong superintendent, regional agronomist and former president of the Colorado Turfgrass Association, Lewis stepped into the GM role less than three years ago.
Winchester Country Club, in Winchester, Virginia, won Most Improved Facility, where revenues have increased by 14 percent since 2017.
LGM also recognized facilities and employees for excellence in customer service, agronomy, food and beverage, sales and innovation among other categories.
FISH! Service Champion (East): Brian Farley, Butler’s Golf Course (Elizabeth, Pennsylvania)
FISH! Service Champion (Midwest): Katie Anderson, The Players Club at Deer Creek (Omaha, Nebraska)
FISH! Service Champion (West): Lacey Schmetzer, Three Crowns Golf Club (Casper, Wyoming)
FISH! Facility of the Year (Public): Pinecrest Golf Club (Huntley, Illinois)
FISH! Facility of the Year (Private): The Sagamore Club (Noblesville, Illinois)
Safety Showcase: Three Crowns Golf Club
#Award (Social Media): Max Mandel Municipal Golf Course (Laredo, Texas)
Innovator of the Year: Golf Club at Devils Tower (Hulett, Wyoming)
LGM Ambassador (East): Byron Balco, Butler’s Golf Course
LGM Ambassador (Midwest): Justin Arlt, Sioux Falls Golf (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
LGM Ambassador (West): Jeff Kelly, King’s Deer Golf Club (Monument, Colorado)
LGM Ambassador (National): Elaine Skov, home office
Assistant General Manager of the Year: Kyle McManus, Renditions (Davidsonville, Maryland)
LGM “Select” Facility of the Year: Hillcrest Country Club (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Golf Professional of the Year: Jon Moore, Platteview Golf Club (Bellevue, Nebraska)
Sales Professional of the Year: Cat Clark, Sioux Falls Golf
Golf Course Superintendent of the Year: Ben Timmons, Jeremy Ranch Golf & Country Club (Park City, Utah)
Food and Beverage Director of the Year: Linda James, The Sagamore Club
Most Improved Facility of the Year: Winchester Country Club (Winchester, Virginia)
General Manager of the Year: Chris Lewis, Broadlands (Broomfield, Colorado)
Facility of the Year: Butler’s Golf Course