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Work Finishing up on New Course near Fresno
Construction is continuing on Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club. Owned by the city of Dinuba and developed by KemperSports, the public layout located 30 miles south of Fresno is scheduled to open this July.
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based John Fought designed the par-72 course, incorporating natural grasses and bunkers to produce a heathland-style track like those found in England. Construction of a clubhouse and a 360-degree practice facility, featuring the largest driving range west of the Rockies, are also nearing completion.
In late April KemperSports announced that Joe Wisocki will be the general manager of the new venue. Over the coming months Wisocki will supervise pre-opening operations and, upon the course's debut, the facility's operations.
"Joe is very seasoned in the opening and ongoing operations of premier facilities," said Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports. "He brings the skills from a well-established career in the golf industry to Ridge Creek as we prepare the course for its summer debut in Dinuba."
Wisocki, whose career in the golf industry spans nearly 20 years, recently moved to Ridge Creek from Chambers Bay near Tacoma, which was recently awarded the 2010 U.S. Amateur and 2015 U.S. Open championships. In addition to being a part of the team that opened Chambers Bay last June, largely considered one of the biggest course debuts in 2007, Wisocki also played a key role in the openings and ongoing operations of the Wilderness at Fortune Bay, an acclaimed resort course in Minnesota, and Heron Glen Golf Course in New Jersey, among other KemperSports-managed properties.
Wisocki has been a member of the PGA of America since 1992. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Benedictine College in Kansas. In 2005, he became a Certified Professional in General Management from the PGA and, in 2006, received "Merchandiser of the Year" honors by the Minnesota Section of the PGA.
For more information about Ridge Creek Dinuba, visit www.golfridgecreek.com.