Ken Mangum, CGCS, former director of golf course and grounds at Atlanta Athletic Club, in Johns Creek, Ga., and a member of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, will be an instructor on the Zoysia Tour. One of the most respected superintendents in golf, Mangum served at Atlanta Athletic Club for 27 years.
During his tenure at Atlanta Athletic Club, where the high quality zoysiagrass tees and fairways drew national praise, Mangum hosted several national championships, including: the 1990 U.S. Women's Open Championship, 2001 PGA Championship, 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, 2011 PGA Championship, and the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship. He was project manager for six major golf course renovations and designed and built the par-3 course in 1993. Mangum also developed a management program that has produced many successful superintendents around the country.
Manugm now consults at golf courses worldwide to help superintendnets design zoysiagrass management programs. On the Zoysiagrass Tour, Mangum will discuss tips he has learned through decades of daily golf course zoysiagrass management, and how his expierence can apply to golf courses today, with a focus on the the use and management of the new zoysia varieties for greens.