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Posted on October 13th, 2010

C.H. Wolfrom Classic Champion

Clarence Wolfrom was a pioneer in our industry. Starting in 1936, he served on the Board of Directors for 25 consecutive years, with four of those as President and 53 years as Superintendent at Maple Lane Golf Club.

1980……………………………………………………. Gene Johanningsmeier
1981……………………………………………………………… Jim Timmerman
1982……………………………………. Craig Roggeman and Roy Szyndlar
1983…………………………………………………… Gene Johanningsmeier
1984……………………………………………………………………. Tom Mason
1985………………………………………………………………………. Kurt Kraly
1986…………………………………… Jeff Blackett and Gene Johanningsmeier
1987………………………………………………………………………. Jim Vlassis
1988……………………………………………………………………. Jay Delcamp
1989……………………………………………………………………. Jim Koziatek
1990……………………………………………………………. George Prieskorn
1991……………………………………………………………………. Roy Szyndlar
1992………………………………………………………………. Marc McMullen
1993………………………………………………………………………. Dale Bauer
1994………………………………………………………………………….. Jim Hyde
1995………………………………………………………………. John Shannahan
1996……………………………………………………………………….. Don Fields
1997……………………………………………………………………. Scott Buzzell
1998…………………………………………………………………….. Jay Eccleton
1999………………………………………………………. Dan Johanningsmeier
2000………………………………………………………………………… Don Fields
2001………………………………………………………………………… Don Fields
2002……………………………………………………………………… Doug Mozal
2003…………………………………………………………….. Jerry Prieskorn, Jr.
2004…………………………………………………………………………………. ?
2005…………………………………………………………………………………. ?
2006…………………………………………………………………………………. ?
2007…………………………………………………………………………………. ?
2008…………………………………………………………………………………. ?

Annual Superintendent’s Champion

1984……………………………………………………………………………….. ?
1985……………………………………………………………………. Charlie Gaige
1986……………………………………………………………………………….. ?
1987……………………………………………………………………. Earl Prieskorn
1988…………………………………………………………………. Douglas Melton
1989………………………………………………………………….. Gary Thommes
1990………………………………………………………………. Carey Mitchelson
1991……………………………………………………………… Carey Mitchelson
1992……………………………………………………………… Carey Mitchelson
1993……………………………………………………………………… Mark Policht
1994……………………………………………………………………… Mark Policht
1995…………………………………………………………………….. Mark Policht
1996………………………………………………………………………… Mike Fouty
1997………………………………………………………………………… Mike Fouty
1998………………………………………………………………………… Colby Pace
1999………………………………………………………………………… Mike Fouty
2000…………………………………………………………………. James W. Higgs
2001……………………………………………………………….. Aaron McMaster
2002………………………………………………………………………… Mike Fouty
2003………………………………………………………………………… Mike Fouty

John Walter Award

Given to the best written article by a superintendent in A Patch of Green. The purpose of the award is to encourage superintendents to write and perhaps win $100 and a plaque for their efforts. John Walter was a Detroit News sportswriter for 45 years before retiring in 1975. He died in 1977. He was the golf writer for nearly four decades with hard work and thoroughness as his trademark.

1985………………………………………………………………… Ken De Busscher
1986…………………………………………………………………… Clem Wolfrom
1991…………………………………………………………………… Kevin Dushane
1993…………………………………………………………………….. Steve Rebhan
1996……………………………………………………………………….. Mike Jones
1997…………………………………………………………………. Bob McMurray
1998……………………………………………………………………….. Tom Mason
1999………………………………………………………………………. Tavis Horton
2002…………………………………………………………………………… Jim Keller

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