Lake Tahoe Golf Course superintendent John Stanowski has retired after 41 years. Bobby Jaeger has been named as his replacement.
When John started at Lake Tahoe Golf Course a gallon of gas was 40 cents; a postage stamp cost 8 cents. China was admitted to the UN, the voting age was reduced to 18 and Richard Nixon was president.
"Stanowski's ability and experience has always resulted in excellent playing conditions," general manager Kevin Sommerfeld stated in a press release. "In an area where Mother Nature calls the shots, John took it like a man and never missed a beat."
Born and raised in Minnesota, Stanowski took up the game of golf at an early age. He used to hitchhike to the golf course and paid a full dollar to golf. Stanowski went to a private Catholic High School and caddied as a child to help pay his own way. After graduating in 1964 he went to the University of Minnesota where he studied political science.
In retirement, John plans on spending more time with his family in Minnesota, working on his "neglected" house and sleeping through sunrise! He plans on remaining in South Lake Tahoe for years to come.
Jaeger has worked as the assistant superintendent at Thunder Canyon Country Club in Washoe Valley, Nev., for the past five years.
"I feel I accomplished many things here and the ownership and management team have prepared me to take the next step in my career as superintendent," Jaeger stated in a press release. "My family is excited for this new opportunity at Lake Tahoe Golf Course, and I look forward to learning new things everyday and providing an excellent golfing experience for locals and tourists visiting this beautiful golf course."