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Late Boone Golf Courses Superintendent to Be Memorialized

Former Boone County Golf Course Superintendent Jerry Coldiron will be memorialized at the Lassing Point Golf Course Turf Center (2266 Double Eagle Drive, Union) on Saturday, November 16.

The event starts at 10:30 a.m.

Coldiron died in 2017. He spent 27 years with the county.

A 1979 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in horticulture and turfgrass management, Coldiron was the first credentialed superintendent to oversee Boone County's golf courses.

During his tenure with Boone County, Coliron also served as president of the Greater Cincinnati Superintendents Association of America, as well as president of the Kentucky Turfgrass Council. He was honored for his achievements by being named Eastern Kentucky University’s Horticulture Alumnus of the Year in 1988 and gave back to the community by teaching turfgrass management at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

In honor of his achievements and contributions to the Golf Courses in Boone County, Coldiron will be memorialized and celebrated in a ceremony that will dedicate a permanent bench and garden overlooking the 14 tee box just outside the Turf Center at Lassing Pointe for which he had great pride and where he worked for many years.

“Jerry left a positive legacy at our County Golf Courses and his talents, skills and relationships will long be reflected in the high quality golf product he established. This is a fitting tribute for his positive contributions to Boone County,” said Judge/Executive Gary Moore.

-Staff report

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