LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Letter from Graham Cooke & Associates, Inc.
March 15, 1993
Mr. Jeff Bloom:
This letter concerns Mr. Greg Smith, who Graham Cooke and Associates have had the pleasure of
working with over the past couple of years, on two 18 hole golf course projects in Blaine, Washington and
on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
As golf course architects, an important aspect to the success of our projects relates directly to the golf
course shapers that become involved in the various area of course construction. Greg Smith surpassed
all our expectations as a golf course shaper, from the initial rough shaping stages to the final shaping of
the golf course features. In our associations with him, we found that he is able to adapt to different
environments and produces quality work in an efficient manner.
He is very easy to get along with and has a great ability to interpret the architect's design philosophies.
We have always found him very honest and understanding when faced with adversity and willing to
provide his own input when site decisions have to be made.
We highly recommend Greg Smith and we feel he will be an added asset to your organization.
Wayne S. Carleton, B.L.A.
Senior Design Associate
Graham Cooke & Associates, Inc.
Letter from Lyndy Lindsey, Lindsey Construction Company
December 20, 2009
Greg, thanks for the grapefruit, they hit the spot and the in-laws loved them. I have enclosed your bonus check
for a job well done in Conway. I have had a lot of compliments on the course and that's a contribute to your mind
and God given shaping ability.
You are truly an artist on a dozer. We have really slowed down and the future of building golf courses for our
company does not look good. I have enjoyed working with you and hope we can work together again in the
future. Thanks for taking our golf courses to another level. I hope you have a good Christmas.
Your Friend Lyndy
Lindsey Construction Company
Letter from Thomas Walker, Golf Course Architect
To whom it may concern,
Greg Smith is one of the best golf course shaping operators I have had the pleasure of working with in my
25-plus years in the golf course design and construction business. Mr. Smith possesses a keen understanding
of the functional and aesthetic requirements of top-notch golf shaping. Mr. Smith is able to accomplish results in
an expeditious and efficient manner. Greg listens and understands as well as any shaper I have worked with.
Mr. Smith and I worked together on Canyon Springs Golf Course in San Antonio, Texas. This golf course made
Golf Digest's top 10 courses in Texas the first year it was open and I am confident that Mr. Smith's contribution
had a great deal to do with that rating. I must mention that Mr. Smith has a good work ethic. He gives 100
percent all the time he is on the job and he constantly hinks ahead and, if asked, makes suggestions as to
better the efficiency of the overall construction operations. Mr. Smith understands all the aspects of the golf
construction processes and is capable of fine (finish) shaping as well as rough shaping.
If you have any questions I will be more than happy to answer them-- please call at your convenience. Kind
Golf Course Architect
Letter from NMP Golf Construction
January 25, 2001
To whom it may concern,
Mr. Greg Smith has been working for NMP Construction Corp. last year. He worked as a shaper on a golf
course project at Baker Hill in New Hampshire. Mainly, he shaped tees and occasionally he did rough shaping
of green complex.
He is a good worker and has a precise and good sense of observation. His availability has been highly
appreciated from his supervisor. He is alert and has respect for individuals and neighbors' property.
I would recommend Mr. Smith's hiring.
Director & Superintendent of Golf Operations
NMP Golf Construction
Letter from Frank Barbour, Teufel/Leahy
May 3, 1995
To whom it may concern:
Greg Smith was employed by us on the construction of the North Bellingham Golf Course, Bellingham,
Washington, in the summer of 1994. He was involved with several aspects of construction including features
shaping and fine grading of tees and greens.
We look forward to including Greg on our next golf course project and highly recommend him to anyone
seeking an excellent construction team member. Please feel free to contact Larry Teufel or myself at our
Portland office (503-646-1111) if you have any questions.
Frank Barbour, Operations Manager
Teufel / Leahy
Excerpt from the Uvalde Leader-News
by Adam Yanelli, Staff Writer
To date, seven of the nine greens have been approved by golf course architect Jep Wille, who was in town
last week checking on the progress of the project.
"It's coming along very well," Wille said Tuesday. "Some of the things I'm most excited about are the small
adjustments we've made."
He added that the work of Greg Smith, a subcontractor doing the rough grading on the project, has been a
"He (Smith) has exceptional talent, not only in shaping, but in interpreting my plans," Wille said. "When I tell
him what I was thinking in the plans, he's able to understand my vision and improvise and improve as he
Wille also spoke about how Smith has built some of the greens, which have an average area of about 5,000
square feet, down instead of up.
"When you get back towards the Leona River, the ground naturally goes down," he said. "Building greens
down is a Scottish trait, where the ball is meant to be spun onto the green, or for the lesser skilled players,
run up onto the green."
Letter from American Golf Course Construction, Inc.
March 12, 1993
Von Hagge Design Associates
Spring, Texas 77379
We are writing this letter in reference to Mr. Greg Smith, who was employed by our company as a finish and
shaping operator from March 1991 to November 1991. Mr. Smith worked on three different projects for us
during that time, and we found him to be a dependable as well as skilled equipment operator. Unfortunately
we completed all our projects at that time and we were unable to use his services any longer.
We wish Greg the best in his future endeavors and can recommend him to anyone that wishes to consider
him for employment for their golf course construction projects.
James L. Robinson
American Golf Course Construction, Inc.
Letter from Landscape Architect-Planner
October 29, 2001
It was great talking with you. Like you, I'm looking forward to a healthier economy for golf construction. I hope
you like these pictures which surely show off your fine grading.
Keep in touch - I look forward to working with you again.
Golf Course Architect, Landscape Architect-Planner
Letter from Greg Smith, Macina, Bose, Copeland and Associates, Inc.
I am extremely happy with the job you did for us. In addition to the advertising, I will write a letter of
reference on my company letter head. I will also sing your praises to everyone I can in the sports arena
as well as in my professional arena.
It's good to run across people who still take pride in their work, you are the exception these days.
Greg C. Smith, P.E.
Macina, Bose, Copeland and Associates, Inc.
TEXAS REGISTERED ENGINEERING FIRM F-784
1035 Central Parkway North
San Antonio, TX 78232
|"A good shaper expedites all
aspects of golf construction."