Dave and Sondra Dent
Hello and welcome to Cottonwood at Torrington Golf Course. We are a city owned 18 hole facility. My name is David Dent your PGA Golf Professional and Golf Course Manager. My wife Sondra and I would like to welcome you to our golf shop, the golf course and the excellent practice faclilities. Come join us for a round of golf today.
Meet The Staff
Gardy Pyle, Golf Course Superintendant
This is our loyal, charismatic superintendent Gardy Pyle, Gardy has been with the city for twenty years and seen many changes at our golf course. He would love for everyone to come visit our diamond-in-the-rough facility. At the golf course we all think Gardy has put together one of the best driving ranges in the valley... if not the state. Gardy and his staff are working hard to give all players, from all walks of life, a great experience of golf at our outstanding eighteen hole golf course, which creates memories for a lifetime. Gardy takes great pride in his golf course, staff and especially in the golfer's who support and play golf here in Torrington. Gardy was the recipient of the September 2010 Employee of the Month Award and Honorable Mention for 2009 and 2014 Employee of the Year Award.
Randy Austin, Maintenance Tech/Mechanic
Our Maintenance Tech /Mechanic Randy Austin has been a great addition. Randy can not only work on all the equipment, he can use every one of them as well. Randy joined our team in 2010 by way of John Deere, he is also a long time Torrington resident. When it comes to being loyal to the City of Torrington the golf course his co-workers and his superintendent you will be hard pressed to find one better. We are thankful for his addition and hope he plans on staying.
Craig Sandlian, Golf Course Irrigation Tech
Craig Sandlain is a jack of all trades here at our fine golf course. He takes great pride in the golf course and has the best work ethic around. Craig has been with the golf course since 2001, we are Grateful to have Craig on our staff. His knowledge of the golf course, irrigation and many other areas are of great use. Craig was named Employee of the Month for the City of Torrington In September, 2009.
John Recieved The City Of Torrington Employee of The Year Award For The Year 2010.
John Stevens was also the employee of the month award winner in September 2006. John was a full time City of Torrington Golf Course employee for 14 years. Johns plethora of knowledge was utilized in many different areas not just machinery. Gardy Pyle, our superintendent had great faith in John and his ability. John is now a part time employee as of (2010) We are gald that He chose to stay on with us during the growing season.
Jeff Ellison is always on time and ready to tackle any task at hand. Jeff is a fun loving, hard working man who enjoys people. He has been instrumental here at the golf course, we enjoy having him around. He is also a loyal employee and dedicated to serving his superintendent as well as his community. He loves this golf course and is planning on returning next golf season. Thanks Jeff for all you do for us at the golf course and our community. Jeff was the recipient of the 2003 September Employee of the Month Award.
After owning his own business for 40 years Dick Anthony decided to spend a little more time outside...and boy are we glad he did. Mr. Anthony is awesome!!! He has great work ethic and gets along with everyone. Don’t let his age fool you, he can keep up with the best of them. At 78 years young he gets a lot accomplished in a day and still has time to spend with his better half. Mr. Anthony has a heart of gold and finds the good in people. I would say in today’s world that it is a nice trait to have. We love Mr. Anthony, he is a pleasure to be around!
Andy has earned the opprotunity to be the assistant golf shop manager, he will work for us mainly during the growing season. Andy is ready to help at a moments notice, he is very good with the public and golfers of all ages. Andy has great work ethic and is fun to be around his addition to our staff has been great for us here at Cottonwood at Torrington.