New Golf Course Superintendent

Dear Spring Run Member,

Please join me in welcoming Benjamin S. Hanshew as our brand new Golf Course Superintendent. Ben was the Assistant Superintendent, and after working with him this past year, as well as observing his skill sets over the past month in the interim position, he was the obvious choice!

Ben was born in Oklahoma City, OK and grew up in Wichita, KS. He graduated from Kansas State University in 2007 with a BS in Horticulture, emphasis in Golf Course Management, and a minor in Business and a minor in Hotel and Restaurant Management.  He has been in the golf industry for about 22 years at high end country clubs as well as public courses. His internship was at Bellerive CC in St. Louis, MO which has hosted several PGA Championships, US Opens and various other PGA events in its history, and was involved in the prep work for the BMW Championship hosted there in 2008. He spent the next 6 years as an Assistant and Superintendent at clubs in MO. In 2014, he and his wife, Devin, moved to Fort Myers, where he worked at Gateway Golf and CC until coming to Spring Run in June 2017.

I am very happy that Ben has accepted this position. When you see him out on the course, make sure to stop and say hello!


4 thoughts on “New Golf Course Superintendent

  1. Carol Kenealy,

    Congratulations Ben from the Ladies Nine Hole League. We are all grateful to have you at Spring Run and look forward to working with you and your staff.

  2. Joseph X.Martin

    If Ben is responsible for the course conditions, at Spring Run this May, give him a huge Attaboy . The emerald expanse of fairways are a rich, jade-green in color, with the texture of plush velvet. They look and feel great and are fun to play. A big welcome aboard from us.

  3. Jack Butler

    Great choice on promoting Ben Hanshew, to the Golf Course Superintendent position. Ben has all the necessary credentials to be successful in this position, with his education and hard work ethic.

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