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Saturday, July 31, 2010

I Want To Introduce You To Chris Berry! Second Assistant Superintendent!

This month I’d like to introduce you to Chris Berry,
Second Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Born: December 5, 1970, Meriden, Connecticut

Lives: Wallingford, Connecticut

School attended: H.C. Wilcox Technical School, Post-Graduate Certified Welding School Graduate

Continuing Education: Toro Irrigation School. Active participant in every seminar possible related to Golf Course Management. Even at his own expense!

Member of: Connecticut Golf Course Superintendents Association, Golf Course Superintendent’s Association Of America

Work History: Fries Spinning and Stamping, Certified welder and Machinist from 1990-2005,
The Farms Country Club from 2000-Present

Family: Wife: Kristin, 17 years

Licensing: Connecticut State Pesticide Applicators License

Other Interests: Computers (our resident IT professional), golf, hockey, softball, volleyball, avid fisherman (trout especially), gardening, NASCAR racing (BIG TIME!)

Chris has worked at The Farms Country Club since the spring of the year 2000. Since then he has mastered almost every task performed on the course. Not only has he excelled at all tasks, but has provided us with an individual who is proficient at welding and fabrication. Besides the obvious course skills, he is a computer “Wiz”. We don’t have a hired company to keep our computer systems running smoothly… We have Chris!

He is a tremendous asset!

Chris’s love for the game of golf and his diverse abilities made him a perfect fit for the maintenance staff. Chris moved up the ranks quickly and (after a lot of begging on my part) graciously accepted the role of 2nd Assistant Superintendent.

Chris continually seeks self-improvement in the turf management field through any means possible. His tireless effort to expand his knowledge is proof of his dedication to the position. He is one of those rare individuals who takes his job personally. He treats the golf course as if it were his own. Many times while Chris is playing the course you will notice he is carrying his notebook, radio and irrigation maps, just in case he encounters a matter that needs to be attended to. I can’t tell you how many times I’m at the course in off hours and Chris will show up and say he just needed to check on something at the course. This type of dedication cannot be taught by a manager! Chris brings it to the table every day, 365 days a year.

I love this guy!!!

I am so proud to introduce Chris Berry. Without his intense desire and effort to be the best at his position, we would not consistently be able to maintain the grounds to the level you are accustomed to!