13-Sep-2013

Crystal’s Corp Earns Academy Acceptance


THOMPSONVILLE, MICH – Chad Corp, CGCS, Crystal Mountain’s Certified Golf Course Superintendent, has been selected to attend the inaugural Healthy Turf, Healthy Tomorrow Plant Health Academy presented by Bayer CropScience.

Acceptance to the Academy was extremely limited; just twelve superintendents from across the country were invited to attend. Acceptance was based on a thorough application process. Corp is the only Michigan-based golf course superintendent invited to the academy.

“We are honored by the caliber of applications we received from superintendents with a demonstrated commitment to plant health,” said Scott Welge, head of marketing for Bayer’s Professional Turf & Ornamental (T&O) Business. “Bayer has a rich history of innovation and the Academy is an opportunity to continue driving the research that will support the next generation of plant health solutions.”

“I couldn’t be more proud of Chad’s commitment to the environment and our guests’ experiences on the golf course,” said Brad Dean, Crystal’s PGA Director of Golf. “The knowledge from this specialized Academy will only enhance those experiences and help guide the next generation of golf course staff members here at Crystal.”

The Academy consists of in-the-field training at the Bayer Development and Training Center in North Carolina, and classroom training at the GCSAA (Golf Course Superintendents Association of America) headquarters in Kansas.

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort that is nationally recognized for its skiing, golf, and award-winning spa. Located in northwest lower-Michigan, a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the resort features downhill and cross-country skiing, Michigan Legacy Art Park, 36 holes of championship golf, Michigan’s only alpine slide, an outdoor water playground, a variety of lodging and dining options, countless year-round activities and kids programs, an IACC-approved conference center, weddings, real estate and Crystal Spa.

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