OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – August 2019

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Tyler Daniels who has been with Wine Valley Golf Club for the last 11 years.

Describe your facility in 10 words or less: 
Fun, fast, no trees, lots of water

What’s your favorite hole at your facility?

What’s the biggest challenge your facility presents to you as superintendent? 
Keeping sand in bunkers

Excluding your current facility, what is the top golf course you’ve played? 
Emerald Valley

What is your go-to club in the bag?
9 iron

Favorite all-time professional golfer? 
Fred Couples

What’s your favorite tool in your tool box? 
Cup cutter

Do you have a superintendent dog?
Yes – a trio of border collies. Slugger (13), Louie (11) and Penny (5)

What’s your all-time favorite movie?
Field of Dreams

Country, Rock or other?

Let’s say there’s a three-day weekend coming up—what are you going to do? 
Play in a golf tournament

What led you down the path of becoming a superintendent? 
Not being good enough at golf

What’s the biggest change that has occurred while you’ve been in the industry?
Not pulling plugs twice a year.

Who is your mentor? 
Scott Larsen

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone wanting to become a superintendent?
Play golf with your members