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GM named Myrtle Beach ‘Employee of the Year’

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The Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association annually awards the “Employee of the Year” to a local golf course employee. The award is based on the following criteria:

  • Recognized professionalism, integrity, and outstanding service
  • Exceptional quality of the employee’s work and results
  • Outstanding contribution by involvement in the local and state communities
  • Significant contribution to the game

The 2017 MBAGCOA Employee of the Year recipient is Dave Genevro.  He was nominated by Mike Ross and Rich Bartram.  Dave was surprised and honored to win the award.  He has been in the Myrtle Beach area for 17 years, and loves working with the golf industry.

Barefoot Resort Head Pro and marketing director Rich Bartram, PGA said Genevro is willing to do just about any task on the property, and has displayed leadership, care for employees and forward thinking throughout his tenure.

“He sets the standard for our resort and is always the first one in and the last to leave. He has been the guiding force behind Barefoot Resort & Golf since our inception,” Bartram said.

“It’s not every day you find a GM who will willingly fill up a spray tank and head out on the course at 5 in the morning to help eradicate weeds.”

Under Genevro’s direction, Barefoot Resort was named the 2016 North American Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).

“I’m very excited and proud because I know the list of people who have won this in the past are a lot of people who have done a lot for Myrtle Beach golf,” Genevro said.

Dave has been on many local committees and boards for organizations including the MBAGCOA, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday and North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. Dave Genevro is automatically entered into the South Carolina ‘Employee of the Year’ race, voted by the SCGCOA.

About the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association

Service organization formed to advance operational initiatives and the welfare of golf course owners/managers in the Myrtle Beach region from Georgetown, SC to Southport, NC.  With approximately 90 members, the association coordinates policies and programs to standardize the operational aspects of our golf tourism industry while improving the bottom line for owners.

Bi-monthly meetings, newsletters, committees, and liaison with hoteliers are a few methods used to accomplish their mission. They have also been instrumental in getting positive results on changes to the IRS method of depreciation, reduction in property tax assessments, reduction in costs for health insurance thru the MBAGCOA health plan, cost reductions in credit card processing, and the capability to fill last minute tee times thru the Myrtle Beach Golf Passport program.

Posted by: Rich Bartram, PGA