2019 November: Ozark

Ozark, a 10-month-old Australian Shepherd and Labrador Retriever mix, spends his days at Holiday Island Country Club, a 27-hole facility tucked in the heart of the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. While his main duty is boosting team morale, Ozark also keeps busy performing routine barbecue grill inspections for homes surrounding Holiday Island, playing king of the mountain on the shop sand pile, and hanging out with Holiday Island equipment manager Marven, begging for saltine crackers. Jonathan Prange, a 12-year GCSAA member and former assistant superintendent at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, is finishing up his third season as head superintendent at Holiday Island. When not on the golf course, Jon enjoys backpacking with his wife, Michelle, fly-fishing the White River with Ozark, and beekeeping on their 5-acre homestead.

Photo by Lorri Carter