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Tetherow’s Condon to Receive Environmental Stewardship Honor

23 Oct, 2017


Tetherow Golf Club is proud to announce Director of Agronomy Chris Condon will receive the Michael S. Hindahl Environmental Stewardship Award at the 2017 Environmental Seminar, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th at The Oregon Golf Club. Given annually by the Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association, the award recognizes superintendents that have shown leadership and environmental fortitude, exemplifying the life of the late Michael S. Hindahl.

“I am very honored to be awarded the Hindahl award for environmental stewardship from the Oregon Golf Course Superintendents Association,” said Condon. “To have Tetherow and myself be recognized for our efforts makes me very proud.”

“This award is just another example of the great work that Chris Condon does at Tetherow Resort,” said Managing Partner Chris van der Velde. “From day one, he’s been our largest proponent of environmental stewardship, and I’m glad to have him on our team.”

Tetherow’s pledge to ensuring environmentally sound philosophies and practices are integrated into nearly every aspect of the course development, as well as on-going agronomic practices that support sustainability and environmental excellence. Condon has been the driving force behind Tetherow’s environmental success since first coming to the course for its ground breaking in 2006. He has been part of every aspect of the club’s construction, including the re-naturalization of the club’s natural areas.

“There are many people that deserve the recognition from Tetherow, namely, Chris van der Velde, who co-authored our Integrated Pest Management and Best Management Practices plans,” added Condon. “Chris also started the conversation to become a Certified Signature Sanctuary from Audubon International. A lot of the credit goes to Chris.”

About Tetherow Golf Club: Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, Ore. features a visually striking par 72 layout that was designed by award-winning architect David McLay Kidd. The routing takes full advantage of the stunning panoramic views of the Cascade peaks, including Three Sisters and Broken Top, as well as the rugged high desert terrain. Accolades earned include being named the “#1 Best New Course You Can Play in The Country” by Golf magazine, and moving up the Golf Digest “Top 100 Greatest Public Courses” list to #54 in 2017-18. Golf Digest Travel editors also placed Tetherow in this year’s ranking of the “Top 40 U.S. Public Courses.” For more information, please visit tetherow.com.

About Tetherow Resort: Boasting magnificent mountain views and endless adventures, Bend, Ore.’s Tetherow Resort is just minutes from Mt. Bachelor, fishing and countless outdoor adventures. It sits on one of the region’s best golf courses, a 7,298-yard Scottish links-style David McLay Kidd-designed championship course. With 50 hotel rooms at The Lodges, vacation rental homes, a new event pavilion and The Row pub, the resort was recently awarded the TripAdvisor Greenleader status, and ranked top resort in the world by Booking.com. Tetherow Golf Club was rated 54th by Golf Digest on its “Top 100 Greatest Public Courses” list in 2017-2018. For more information, please visit tetherow.com.

About OB Sports: Tetherow Golf Club is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success in the golf industry. OB Sports currently manages close to 60 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States and the Bahamas. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management, visit obsports.com, call 480-948-1300, become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook, follow OB Sports on Twitter, or visit the OB Sports YouTube channel.

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