Our buddy Anthony Williams, CGCS, recently took a break from his plaque-polishing duties to celebrate a new job - as director of golf course maintenance and landscaping at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.
Williams spent 30 years with Marriott Golf, and most recently was superintendent at 36-hole Stone Mountain Golf Club near Atlanta, where he also was the arborist for Stone Mountains 3,200-acre state park.
Plaques he must regularly polish include the 2009 TurfNet Superintendent of the Year award, J.W. Marriott Award of Excellence, Georgia GCSA Superintendent of the Year and Distinguished Service Awards.
A ninth-degree black belt in karate who had to put his skills to use on the job to ward off would-be muggers at the 2008 GIS in New Orleans, Williams also authored The Environmental Stewardship Toolkit: How to Build, Implement, and Maintain an Environmental Plan for Grounds and Golf Courses.
The Four Seasons has been the site of the PGA Tours AT&T Byron Nelson since 1983, and will play host to one more event before moving to Trinity Forest in 2018.