PSU Alum Hosts Memorial Tournament

June 2, 2014 in Alumni, Articles

Congratulations to  alum Paul B. Latshaw on another successful memorial tournament!

When it rains, it pours. But even if it pours during a golf tournament, the grounds crew at Muirfield Village Golf Club is ready. After all, it does take showers to green up the fairways.

The landscape at the Club returns to its traditional pristine beauty each spring. This year, Paul Latshaw, director of grounds operations for 10 years, and his crew are working hard to restore areas affected by unexpected rainfall and record crowds during The Presidents Cup.

Last year was especially busy for Latshaw and his staff. Besides preparing the course for the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance, his crews did the landscaping and irrigation around the clubhouse. After the Memorial, the crew began the process of relocating and rebuilding the 18th tee, adding 40 yards to the picturesque and challenging finishing hole. The purpose was to “put the driver back in the hands of the golfers,” Latshaw says.

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