Parklands Superintendent Selected to Join Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame

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Parklands Superintendent Selected to Join Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame

The Parklands of Floyds Fork is excited to share that Park Superintendent Mark Wilson has been selected as a 2016 inductee to the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame! As parks superintendent, Wilson oversees the maintenance of the nearly 4,000-acre Parklands of Floyds Fork.

Prior to joining The Parklands team, Wilson spent more than 40 years in the golf course circuit, gaining invaluable experience in turf management and operations. He served as the golf course superintendent at Valhalla Golf Course for 20 years. While there, he and his staff successfully oversaw the playing conditions of four PGA Championships as well as the 2008 Ryder Cup.

After leaving Valhalla, Wilson worked as West Region Park Manager for Louisville Metro Parks for 13 months before joining The Parklands team in June of 2014. He has also worked as a consultant and co-founded a business, Superintendent Choice Sod.

Wilson is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he received his degree in Ornamental Horticulture/Turf Management, and is himself a long-time resident of the Floyds Fork area.

Wilson is the second superintendent to receive this honor in the state of Kentucky, and joins six others who have made significant contributions to the area of Turf Grass Research.

Congratulations to Mark and the rest of the 2016 inductees! Read more about them and the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame at www.kygolf.org

The Hall of Fame Ceremony for the 2016 inductees will be held on Friday, November 18, beginning at 6 p.m. at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington.

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