Hear JR Lynn's Tenbarge Testimonial!
Tell us about yourself; who are you, where are you from, etc.
J.R. Lynn, stands for James Ray, which is typically what people ask next. I grew up in Tallmadge, Ohio, but have spent time in Columbus (OH) and Indianapolis. Married with 3 dogs and a newborn baby girl.
Tell us about your current job.
Golf Course Superintendent at Columbus Country Club. I started in March 2017 as the course came out of its first half of renovation. In September 2017, we began renovation on the back nine and completed work in spring of 2018. As course renovations slow, this year we begin construction of a new irrigation pond and pump station with a new irrigation system soon to follow.
How did you get into this industry? Tell us about past related jobs.
Played high school golf and heard that working at a Country Club meant free golf privileges. A close friend was working at Silver Lake Country Club and helped me get a summer job. It wasn’t long before I stopped playing golf and put all my effort into making the course better. David Lansinger took me under his wing and began teaching me the basics of course maintenance while sparking my interest to a degree in Turf Management. While attending The Ohio State University, I found an opportunity helping at Muirfield Village Golf Club preparing for the Memorial Tournament. At the time, I had no idea what I was walking into but working for Paul Latshaw and Jake Gargasz was an experience in which I will be forever grateful. In 2010, I followed Jake to Crooked Stick where we completed several in-house construction and drainage projects and prepped the course for the 2012 and 2016 BMW Championship.
How did you get started working with Tenbarge and why do you continue to stay?
In trying to keep our spray programs simple and effective, Tenbarge has carried a product line I feel most comfortable with. I met Chad Will while working at Crooked Stick Golf Club and was quick to contact Tenbarge when making the jump back to Ohio. A knowledgeable group with quality inventory and quick turnaround- Chad, Greg, and the Tenbarge team have been great to work with!
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