Mark Woodward brings more than 50 years of experience in many facets of the golf industry to GSI Executive Search, where he specializes in Golf Course Superintendent and Director of Agronomy searches, and assists with agronomic consulting and other related projects. His diverse career has included stints as an assistant superintendent, superintendent, golf administrator, golf operations manager, business development manager, and senior vice president of a golf management company. Before retiring in December 2020, Mark served as Director of Agronomy at the prestigious Whisper Rock Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Vice President for OB Sports Golf Management where he managed 12 golf courses in three different states.
In a nationwide search in 2005, Mark was selected by the City of San Diego to serve as the Golf Operations Manager to prepare Torrey Pines Golf Course for the 2008 U.S. Open Golf Championship. While at Torrey Pines, Mark also hosted three Buick Invitational PGA Tour tournaments and three Junior World tournaments.
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