The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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May 10, 2013

This Week Shelridge Veteran team leads local links

Medina Journal-Register — Behind the scenes at Shelridge Country Club these days there seems to be a persistent echo of the old saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The reason is simple. For the past half dozen years a harmonious management team has put together a workable golf program that it’s proud of and they don’t intend to screw it up. 

In the words of Head Pro Dave Green, returning for his ninth year, “I still feel this job is exactly what I want to do with my life and Medina has a place in my heart. We’ve worked hard to get this club where it is and the course is in great condition. Every area of the club seems to be doing what it needs to do.”

 Green called the head groundskeeper, Brad Balschmiter, a highly talented man, and he said he values the work ethic of his assistant pro, Dave Rose, now in his fourth year and working toward his permanent PGA card. Upstairs, the dining and drinking areas have been drawing good crowds for the bistro offerings of Mike Zambito.   

New leadership has taken over on the board of directors with Matt Bush moving up a notch to the presidency to succeed the long time head man, Brett Decker.

 A resident of the Lyndonville area, Bush is tool room and purchasing manager at Brunner International in Medina and is a 40-year veteran of Shelridge golf dating from the time of his father, Doug Bush. He even spent some time on the grounds maintenance crew. “Today the course is in beautiful shape and the membership committee did a fine job to reach a total of about 220. I have to feel that the new season looks promising.” Bush’s sidekick as V-P is John Grabowski of Middleport, employed in the position of purchasing agent at University of Buffalo.

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