News

Anuvia’s Legends Initiative to Honor Ted Horton at Golf Industry Show in San Diego

Anuvia® Plant Nutrients will honor Ted Horton for his lifetime of successful innovation in golf course management on Thursday, February 7th at the Golf Industry Show (GIS) in San Diego, Calif. Anuvia’s Legends Initiative recognizes integrity, passion and innovation in golf course management. Horton is a Senior Consulting Superintendent for BrightView Golf Course Maintenance, which oversees maintenance of approximately 100 golf course properties nationwide. He will be recognized for his decades’ long contributions in the industry on Thursday, 2 p.m. at the GIS exhibit hall, Booth# 3718.

The Anuvia Legends Initiative is a program which recognizes industry leaders in golf course and turf management. “Innovation and leadership are critical to continued success in this industry,” explains Hugh MacGillivray, Anuvia Plant Nutrients chief commercial officer. “Ted Horton is widely renowned as one of the top golf course superintendents in the country, and we’re proud to be able to honor his life’s work through this program.”

Horton’s years of dedicated leadership at Pebble Beach Company—including the conceptualization of the design of the Pebble Beach Golf Links 18th hole sea wall, which would eventually become the standard adopted by the California Coastal Commission for oceanside sea walls—are lauded throughout the golf industry. He will be joined by 2018 Legends Initiative recipient Bob Farren, Director of Golf Course Maintenance, Pinehurst Resort, and Matt Shaffer, former director of Golf Course Operations at Merion Golf Club, for an engaging conversation on their shared experiences and a look at some career highlights.

“Ted’s accolades through the decades speak for themselves. He’s been an amazing colleague, friend and mentor to so many for so long. Ted’s wisdom, passion for the industry and stewardship for the environment has become the Gold Standard for what the turf management industry stands for,” says Farren.

“Whether it’s his work at Pebble Beach, at Westchester, or overseas on courses in places like Thailand, Taiwan or Morocco, Ted has a focus and depth of knowledge that is unmatched in this industry,” says Shaffer.

”Our profession truly offers it all,” says Horton. “One of the things I try to impart on to people who are new to the industry is to always keep an open mind toward learning from others, so it feels really special to be recognized for passion, integrity and innovation in my own work.”

Horton, Farren and Shaffer will all be on hand to celebrate the honor at Anuvia’s booth #3718 from 2-5pm. All Golf Industry Show (GIS) attendees are invited to stop by.

Most Popular

Golf Course Trades is produced by Golf Trades LLC and is a golf course superintendent niche digital marketing specialist. Golf Course Trades utilizes the 30 years of b2b relationships to help companies target golf courses utilizing our website, newsletter, and online turf directory. Please contact Golf Course Trades at adrep@thetrades.com or call (931) 484-8819 to request a full media kit.

Sign up below for our eNewsletter and to receive the same great Golf Course Trades content in your email box.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: The Golf Course Trades, 18 Our Way Drive, Crossville, TN, 38555, http://www.golfcoursetrades.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Copyright © 2016-2022 The Golf Course Trades

To Top

Never Miss A Headline

Get our Weekly recap with the latest news, articles, and resources.