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Free learning opportunities for ASTMA members

Thursday 21, May 2020

Through our partnership with our International Affiliate, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) all members have exclusive access to the GCSAA online learning portal.  This will cover a rotation of 20 of the most requested videos, e-learning modules and on-demand presentations along with the ability to access selected live webinars for Australian Sports Turf Managers Association members to access to continue their learning and development. 

An example of one of these presentations is this 90-minute webinar, about the "on-going maintenance of a bridge" that effective relationships require to succeed.

Too often, the stories we hear about the relationship between the golf professional and the superintendent focus on the negative.  In dealing with human nature, managers must overcome the temptation to stay focused in their own areas, without understanding the other person or what their role requires.  Paul Schell, director of golf, Eric Schomske, head golf professional, and Jeffrey Wuenstel, general manager, discuss how understanding each other's problems or point of view enhances the team concept at Lake Shore Country Club.  

Original presentation date: May 14, 2019 

About the Instructors: Paul Schell is director of golf at Lake Shore Country Club in Erie, Pa.  Schell has worked 20 years in the golf industry as with experience as a head golf professional and golf course superintendent prior to taking the director role.  He spent 10 years on Hilton Head Island in all 3 roles. Schell recently earned Class A status with the GCSAA.

Eric Schomske is head golf professional at Lake Shore Country Club in Erie, Pa.  He started by working for PGA golf professional of the year and learning the ropes as an assistant golf professional in Rochester NY.  Schomske has 15 years’ experience, having worked at several high-end country clubs and has now been the head golf professional at Lake Shore CC for 6 years.  Jeff Wuenstel is been general manager of Lake Shore CC for the past 8 years.  Wuenstel is a CCM member with many years of experience in the golf and country club industry.  His management style emphasizes department heads’ leadership throughout the club and promotes each individual the ability to succeed on their own.  He’s able to assist in any aspect of the club which helps Lake Shore’s employees achieve their full potential.

Please register your log in information by clicking HERE to gain access to the educational content.