FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 27, 2011) – Shell Point Retirement Community’s Golf Course Superintendent Mark Jacobs was recently elected by the Calusa Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) to serve as the Secretary/Treasurer. Jacobs was chosen for this position by his peers in the golf course industry and will serve in this capacity for two years Jacobs has extensive experience and technical knowledge in the fields of Agronomy, Turf-grass Management, Horticulture, Soils, Water Quality, and Athletic Field Management.
His responsibilities as Secretary/Treasurer for the Calusa Chapter of GCSAA will include managing the affairs of the association that require immediate decision making, review of financial transactions, helping to create and maintain budget, and coordinating with the Association Manager.

“We are always very happy to see our management and staff participating in outside organizations that help to expand their knowledge and experiences in their selected industry,” said Al Slickers, director of hospitality services at Shell Point. “Mark has been a valued employee to Shell Point for six years, and offers superb management of golf course maintenance. It is not surprising at all to see him take on this new role, and we know that he will excel in all the responsibilities that come with it.”

The Calusa Golf Course Superintendents Association is a local chapter of the national Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. They are committed to advancing the profession, through educational programs and services that promote the golf industry.

The Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that opened in 2000 and was designed by Gordon Lewis. The course offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, a fully-stocked pro shop and snack bar, and all the course golf carts are equipped with Uplink GPS monitors. The course is open to the public, and is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Florida, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Island Causeway.

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