2017 August: Louie
Louis, a chocolate lab, has been helping mow greens and change cups since his arrival three years ago at Pine Grove Golf Course in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Louis became an instant hit among all the golfers and workers (especially the ones that have food to share). He loves to help pick up sticks and take refreshing swims in the ponds on hot summer days. When Louie is not working on the course, he loves to play with friend Roni, a white lab, and be involved in any activity that his owner and 12-year GCSAA Class A Superintendent Brad Chutz is doing.
Brad, a 2001 graduate of Penn State University’s four-year turfgrass science degree program, maintains the 18 holes at Pine Grove Golf Course. Pine Grove has been in Brad’s family since his grandfather built the first nine holes in 1957. His father, Leonard, built the second nine in 1980. He is the current secretary/treasurer of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Association of GCSA and when he’s not on the golf course, Brad enjoys playing softball, hockey, watching Pittsburgh sports, expanding his WW2 collection and spending time with his wife Haley.
(Photo by Colt Sloan)