An institution among golf course superintendents announced his plans to retire.
Nobody who is active as a practicing GCSAA member has more years of service to the organization than Clem Wolfrom, a 56-year member of GCSAA. Today, though, it was announced that Wolfrom plans to retire March 1, 2013, according to a prepared statement by the Detroit Golf Club, where Wolfrom marks 50 years of service this March.
Detroit Golf Club also announced it has begun a national search to find the replacement for Wolfrom, who is the sixth superintendent in the club's 112-year history.
Wolfrom, the son of a superintendent (Clarence Wolfrom was in charge at Maple Lane Golf Club in Sterling Heights, Mich., for 54 years), arrived in 1962 at Detroit Golf Club from Dearborn Country Club. Wolfrom oversees two golf courses at Detroit Golf Club, designed by the legendary Donald Ross.
During his career, Wolfrom served on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association for 22 years, including four years as president. He also was a member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Turfgrass Association for 12 years, including two years as president.
Read more about Wolfrom in an upcoming issue of GCM.