$53,000 voted to build drought-proof PMC golf course (Jan 27)

January 27, 2015 – It was perfect springtime weather last weekend as Daniel “Danny” Hoff led a tour of the changes beginning at the Pine Mountain Club golf course.

Hoff, just 27 years old, grew up in a house built just above the tee box for the 8th hole of this course. He went to Frazier Park, El Tejon and Frazier Mountain High Schools, won a junior golf championship at about 10, worked in golf course maintenance for two years, went to college, played some football, worked at the PMC pro shop every summer until he was 22, then joined the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series for four years.

Now he is back home as the PMC Director of Golf Operations. On Saturday, Jan. 17 he was also given a $53,000 vote of confidence from…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Daniel “Danny” Hoff is making changes in the Pine Mountain Club golf course, funded now by $53,000. Back in 2007 the PMC Board allocated $500,000 for a new computerized sprinkler system that was to address drought with efficient watering. Then the drought got worse.

Hoff and Brown look at the 7th hole which illustrates the high desert design concept.

Maxine Brown and Dan Hoff look over the 8th hole, where recontouring has just begun.

Greens committee chair Maxine Brown pulls up weeds that have invaded the course, also shown at right.

Dan Hoff speaking to the PMC board

Brown tees off at the 7th hole. Behind her is the parched first hole.

Maxine Brown and Dan Hoff look over the 8th hole, where recontouring has just begun.

Maxine Brown is eager to see the course be renovated.

Ron Gauvin tells PMC board he supports the plan.

Tim Marvel asked hard questions.

Hoff looking over the scrape and shape at the 8th hole.


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