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TWU fills golf course management positions


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University golf course has hired Thomas Roese of Arlington as the new supervisor of golf course marketing and operations and Julie Halliburton of Cushing as the new coordinator of golf course services.

“Tom is a certified golf course superintendent and has more than 20 years of professional golf course experience. Julie practically grew up on a golf course and has an extensive university customer service background,” John Cissik, director of TWU Fitness and Recreation, said. “Both have outstanding qualifications and will be instrumental as we continue in our two-year golf course revitalization plan.”

TWU announced the plan in March to improve the course and increase use and revenue among the community and students.

Mr. Roese and Ms. Halliburton, who began their positions in June, have already implemented changes and have high hopes for the future.

“We are now open seven days a week and no longer closed for maintenance on Wednesdays,” Mr. Roese said. “On Mondays, we offer the twilight rate all day, as either the front or back nine will be closed for routine maintenance.”

Mr. Roese has implemented a mowing schedule, sprayed the course for weeds, fertilized the course and focusing on details to make the course more attractive.

“I want to get the course into the best shape possible for an enjoyable golf experience for everybody,” Mr. Roese said. “I hope Denton public golfers will continue to enjoy playing the course as improvements are being made.”

Ms. Halliburton is focused on encouraging more student use of the golf course and promoting the course for special events in the community.

“By integrating the course into the student experience, including existing golf classes taught by the TWU kinesiology department, I hope more students will play the course,” she said.

“I also hope more community organizations realize the potential of what they can use the golf course for — like tournaments, scrambles and fundraisers — in addition to daily play.”

Ms. Halliburton cited the Denton Municipal Utilities’ employee golf course scramble on Aug. 1 as an example of the type of events she would like to see more of at the golf course.

Mr. Roese recently worked as the vice president and director of golf with Mitton Management overseeing Links on The Bayou Golf Course in Alexandria, La. He has served as the golf course superintendent for the Stonebridge Golf and Country Club in New Orleans and the Northwood Golf and Country Club in Shreveport, La. He also has served as the assistant superintendent at the Dallas Country Club.

Ms. Halliburton worked for Stephen F. Austin State University for nearly eight years, most recently serving as the counter supervisor for the university’s financial aid office.

For more information about the TWU golf course, visit www.twu.edu/golf.


For Further Information Contact:

Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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