2018 March: Ridgely
Ridgely is a five-year-old beagle/schnauzer mix who loves to explore Westminster National Golf Course in Westminster, Md. If he’s not helping cut cups, inspecting greens or running the 18-hole course with general manager and superintendent Ryan Kraushofer, Ridgely is likely hanging out in the clubhouse, greeting each golfer. The Thursday Seniors Group is a favorite, as many of the players bring a treat just for him.
Ryan, a GCSAA Class A superintendent and 15-year member of the association, is the vice president of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents and an active proponent of the First Green program, for which he has hosted several field trips at the course. When not at Westminster National, Ryan can be found spending time with his wife, Sierra, while Ridgely can be found curled up on the couch, looking for a warm lap to sleep on.
Photo by Ryan Kraushofer