|8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
||Social Hour / Registration / Check-in
|9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
|9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
||Title Sponsor Presentation
|9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
||Education - Kevin J. Ross, CGCS
|11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$40.00 for Golf, Meeting is free.
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are passionate about lake, pond, and stream design, lake construction, pond construction, stream construction, and lake and pond management for trophy fishing lakes, landscape lakes, irrigation lakes, and recreation lakes, as well as stream habitat restoration and stream fish management throughout the world. We invite you to view our portfolio, and look forward to hearing how we can help create or enhance your aquatic resources.
Meet the Speaker
Kevin J. Ross, CGCS - Consulting Agronomist - ONCOURSETurf, LLC
Topic - Tips and Tactics, 40+ years in the Business
The Canyon Club at Four Hills
The initial talks about Four Hills Country Club, known now as The Canyon Club at Four Hills, began as early as 1955 when it was still a gleam in the eye of club founder, W.D. "Bill" Brannin. Having ridden horses in the area, Mr. Brannin pursued the Speakman Ranch as a possible site for the Club. While searching for the owner of the Speakman Ranch, he met Marshall Wylie and Harry Driver, who would soon become the financial backbone of the project.
After the finances were laid out, Mr. Bob Baldock was hired to design an 18 hole golf course on the site, which possessed at the time, only a lone windmill. He took advantage of the natural terrain and mountainous foothills in his design by building small well-trapped greens and narrow rolling fairways. Surprisingly, no water source had been located until well after the watering system and the course design was under way. After drilling 1,000 feet, with no sign of water and fear of abandoning the entire project, miraculously they hit a gusher of 3,000 gallons per minute. With the water source located and the course layout in place, there was one final piece; the Clubhouse. Gordon Ferguson, the original designer of the Civic Auditorium, would soon design the Clubhouse and complete Brannin's dream.
911 4 Hills Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123