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Author(s):Peacock, James
Author Affiliation:Superintendent, Meadow Lake Golf Resort, Columbia Falls, Montana, Member, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Title:Back to John's golf course
Section:Superintendent - written
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 71, No. 11, November 2003, p. 58-64, 66.
Publishing Information:Lawrence, KS: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
# of Pages:8
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Personal profile; Backyard greens; Course profile; Golfers with disabilities; Golf courses in the community; Golf course superintendents; Community service; Families in turf
Facility Names:John's Golf Course, in Eureka, Montana
Subjects' Names:Espinoza, John; Espinoza, Steve
Abstract/Contents:Profiles the Espinoza family and their golf course, John's Golf Course (GC) in Eureka, Montana. States that "John's GC evolved from the Espinoza's wooded 10-acre yard surrounding their home in Eureka, [Montana]. Their treed property is now a modest golf course that gives John and other disabled individuals a comfortable outlet to golf without the pressures of a traditional facility." Describes the maintenance of the course, performed by John Espinoza who has Cornelia DeLange Syndrome (a form of Down Syndrome), and his father Steve, a Vietnam veteran. Explains that "John's GC started because John wanted to play [golf] but was uncomfortable at local facilities, and Steve questioned the attitude of golfers toward John. Now it seems that John is not only welcome anywhere, but also gets invitations to play around the world." Concludes that "people generally assume that they are only helping the Espinozas with donations to John's GC, but they are also helping the disabled, elderly, children and people who can't afford golf to experience the sport."
See Also:See also related article "John's golf course: A Montana family makes one son's golf dreams come true while healing from the loss of another" Golf Course Management, 69(5) May 2001 p. 120, 122, 124, 128, 130 R=73262 R=73262

See also related article "Golf legend visits John's golf course" Golf Course Management, 74(8) August 2006, p. 18 R=113534 R=113534
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Peacock, J. 2003. Back to John's golf course. Golf Course Manage. 71(11):p. 58-64, 66.
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