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Author(s):Smith, Mark
Author Affiliation:CGCS, Contributing Editor, Hi-Lo Desert GCSA
Title:Mr. Meticulous: Douglas Anderson, Indian Wells Country Club
Source:Golden State Fairways. Vol. 3, No. 3, April 1991, p. 11-12.
Publishing Information:Las Vegas: R/K Communications Group, Inc.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf course superintendents; Personal profile
Abstract/Contents:The man behind the conditions at Indian Wells Country Club is Douglas Anderson. Tournament conditions are not new to this seasoned golf course superintendent, as his resume of tournament preparation experience will attest. After graduation from high school in 1964, Douglas Anderson entered the United States Air Force for four years. Upon returning home he started work at the Wilmar Country Club where he 'learned what hard work was all about.' " He made the decision to pursue golf course maintenance as a career and entered the two-year program at Pennsylvania State University in the fall of 1969." At graduation, Doug Accepted the assistant superintendent position at Philadelphia Country Club where he had interned during college. After two seasons at Philadelphia C.C., Doug left to become assistant superintendent at Valley Country Club in Denver. It only took one season in Denver before he landed his first golf course superintendent position. At his new position, he was also in charge of a 40-acre city park, seven baseball fields, a municipal swimming pool and three acres of bedding flowers, as Director of Public Grounds at Alliance, Nebraska. After three seasons at Alliance, Doug entered the University of Minnesota to earn a B.S. degree in Ornamental Horticulture. His next position was as assistant golf course superintendent at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, CA. here he was involved in construction of the Desert Course and the hosting of two Vintage Senior PGA invitationals. In the spring of 1985, Doug was chosen to fill the top postion at Gainey Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ. After only a year and a half Doug returned back to Indian Wells as assistant superintendent under his friend Mark Smith. Four months later, Doug accepted the golf course superintendent position at the 27-hole Indian Wells Country Club. That was five years ago, and the members at the Indian Wells Country Club are still happy with the well-maintained product that Doug has provided them over the past few years.
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Smith, M. 1991. Mr. Meticulous: Douglas Anderson, Indian Wells Country Club. Golden State Fairways. 3(3):p. 11-12.
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