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Country club hires retired principal as greenskeeper

Staff writer

Marion Country Club’s new head greenskeeper is no stranger to maintaining its golf course.

Todd Gordon, former superintendent of Marion-Florence school district, started helping maintain the golf course a year ago.

It’s a change from the job he retired from, but Gordon said he enjoys the work.

“He worked for us a little bit last year,” country club treasurer Gene Winkler said. “This year he started out working part-time, then when Joe Lovelady left, he took over. He’s doing a really good job.”

Lovelady left in mid-June, Winkler said.

“I think he’s down at Augusta,” Winkler said.

Joe’s wife Karlene Lovelady said Joe now works for Great Life Golf, a company that owns several golf courses. Their reasons for leaving Marion include ongoing litigation with a family member.

Last modified July 18, 2019

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