August 2020: Zelda
Zelda is a 5-year-old blue merle Australian Shepherd who spends her days at Schifferdecker Golf Course. Zelda’s jobs include: goose control, boosting staff morale, greeting golfers, biting sprinklers, and bringing an energetic happy atmosphere everywhere she goes. She always finds her “favorite members” who just happen to have dog treats in their golf bags. On days off, she loves seeing family at their farm, going on walks, cuddling, and playing frisbee. Zelda listens to any staff member when patrolling the course and must “dry off” before she gets back into the cart after playing in the sprinklers.
Maron Towse is a graduate of Colorado State University and a Class A GCSAA member. He has been the Superintendent at Schifferdecker Golf Course in Joplin, Missouri since 2016. Maron is a 2-time Joplin Golf Club Champion who also enjoys scuba diving while traveling with his wife, Maura.
Photo by Brittnie Harter