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Oakridge names new golf superintendent
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Paul Chognacky rides with a goat in his first days as Oakridge Golf Course superintendent. He has befriended several animals there.
Courtesy photo
Paul Chognacky rides with a goat in his first days as Oakridge Golf Course superintendent. He has befriended several animals there. Courtesy photo
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FARMINGTON — Oakridge Golf Course has named Paul Chojnacky as the new  course superintendent.

Chojnacky has spent the last five years as the superintendent at the Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif.

He is best known in the industry for his use of goats on the golf course to clear overgrowth in the steep canyons at Pasatiempo. 

“I used to use goats to clear brush back in my home state of Wyoming and I thought it would work on golf courses as well,” he said in a press release from Oakridge. “Using goats on the course was not only a cost-saving venture, but great entertainment for the membership as well,” he said.

He may not need to use goats at the Farmington course, but his affection for animals has allowed him to befriend Jock, the goose-chasing golf course watchdog that has called the course home for the past seven years.

Chojnacky is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. He has received several industry awards.

Oakridge Golf Course and Country Club, unlike West Bountiful’s Lakeside Golf Course, is privately owned. It has been open since 1957.

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