Nelson Caron has a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University with over 20 years of experience in golf course management. Since 2008, Caron has been the Director of Golf Course Grounds Maintenance at The Ford Plantation Club in Savannah, Georgia. Caron serves on the Georgia GCSA Board of Directors and was a USGA Green Section Committee Member for several years. Five years ago, Caron opened a part-time venture; Caron Consulting. The consulting business specializes in aiding clients with golf course management, construction, environmental solutions and executive staffing needs.
In 2009, Caron created The Pete Dye Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization, as a developmental internship program for young professionals with a passion for golf course maintenance. Teaching and mentoring up-and-coming professionals to excel in the industry in one of Caron’s favorite responsibilities. Previous interns have now successfully transitioned into their own independent positions. To date, the Scholarship has provided over $80,000 in scholarship monies to 20 students.