Program manager Mike O'Keeffe and program assistant Thom Nguyen went with seven TOP interns and met with two other TOP-Turf interns, Greg Jones and Sebastian Delgado who are interning at Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH. Mr. Larry Napora, the Director of Operations of Firestone CC, introducded the history of this golf course, and taught interns how the course was prepared. Sebastian and Greg were so excited to meet other TOP interns.
Michael was TOP-Tuf trainee during 2006-2007. Now he is working for Sygenta. The Ohio Program invited Michael to talk about how he built his career by interning with TOP. He gives valuable guidance to prospective and current interns. See the video.
This time last year Joel Manson (photo 1, left 4) was most likely rugged up in five layers and a beanie going about his daily winter tasks as an apprentice greenkeeper at Anglesea Golf Club on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. Winter time down on the south coast can be frigid at best and 2017 was no exception.
Born into a large, cricket-mad family in Adelaide Australia, Adam Fry had always wanted to be a greenkeeper. It was during his apprenticeship at The Grange Golf Club that he started the connection with The Ohio Program. In 2009, Adam proved his outstanding qualities and been accepted as one of 15 Australians on the following year's turf-internship intake.