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Author(s):Frase, Bob
Author Affiliation:Superintendent/Owner of Sable Creek Golf Course, Hartville, Ohio
Title:A family affair: A superintendent and his family transform their Ohio farmland into Sable Creek Golf Course
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 69, No. 5, May 2001, p. 150, 152, 154, 156.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Families in turf; Course profile; Personal profile; Career growth; Golf course construction; Tree removal; Drainage; Golf course development; Farmland conversion
Facility Names:Sable Creek Golf Course, in Hartville, Ohio
Subjects' Names:Frase, Bob
Abstract/Contents:Profiles Sable Creek Golf Course, built and managed by Bob Frase in Hartville, Ohio. Also profiles Bob Frase. Describes the construction of the course on Frase's father's farm, stating "during all aspects of building Sable Creek, my children and I all kept full-time jobs. Every bit of the work was done after hours and on the weekends. There were many 16-hour days. We did the drainage, irrigation, clearing, seeding and clean up. About the only work that we contracted out was the excavation because we did not have access to the heavy equipment. We even named the course and designed the logo ourselves." Discusses the processes of clearing the woods from the property, stating that "in our excitement to have the woods cleared for no charge, we failed to consider all aspects of their clearing process. As they had told us, they would only remove trees with trunks larger than 3 inches in diameter. Anything smaller would be run over. Unfortunately, the wooded parcel was young and most of the trees were saplings. By the time they had finished, we still needed to clear hundreds of saplings that had been ground into the mud." Also describes drainage problems encountered from using the original farm tile for drainage.
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Frase, B. 2001. A family affair: A superintendent and his family transform their Ohio farmland into Sable Creek Golf Course. Golf Course Manage. 69(5):p. 150, 152, 154, 156.
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