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    Devil’s Thumb Staff Bios

  • Ken Brown

    Ken Brown | Head Golf Professional

    Ken is a native of Delta, Colorado since coming here in 1972. He graduated from Delta High School in the year of 1983. Ken has been playing golf since 1970 and been involved in the Golf Business since 1982, with his experience being working in the Turf department running a mower; then working in the clubhouse as a clerk; was a assistant Professional; served as a Head Professional in Montrose and now the Head Professional for his home course. Ken has two sons, Jacen and Jackson, both golfers.

  • Adam Conway | Golf Course Superintendent

    We welcome our new superintendent

    I grew up in Pagosa Springs Colorado and began working at Pagosa Springs Golf Club at the age of 16 in the golf course maintenance department. I continued on through high school and after graduation began working at The Broadmoor West Golf Course in Colorado Springs while attending UCCS. It was at the Broadmoor that I fell in love with this industry. The experience and the team atmosphere made a lasting impression on me. I moved to North Carolina to begin pursuing my Turf Science Degree at Catawba College and I worked at 2 golf courses in NC during that time; Woodbridge Golf Links and Orchard Hills Golf Club. The second course, Orchard Hills, gave me the unique opportunity to work as the Assistant Superintendent while I was still attending school pursuing my degree. The Superintendent was a highly respected man with a very long career that mentored me and essentially trusted me with the keys to the kingdom. I stayed at Orchard Hills a couple more years after receiving my degree but realized I had to go back to Colorado as it would always be my home. I moved to Montrose and took the job of Assistant Superintendent of The Links at Cobble Creek when it was only a 9-hole course. There I would hone my skills and learn about golf construction techniques, irrigation design, and installation, and growing-in a property as we constructed the back 9. In 2007 I took the job of Golf Course Superintendent at Cedaredge Golf Club. I would stay there 15 years. During that time I also became the Director of Parks and Trail Maintenance, attained my Class A status in the GCSAA, sat on the town safety board and tree board. Last June I had the opportunity to be on staff at the ultra-exclusive Cornerstone Golf Club in Ridgway. I was tasked with assisting in the management of a massive maintenance staff as well as fine-tuning their incredible irrigation system. I had planned on staying there for many years. However, when the opportunity to work at Devil's Thumb presented itself I realized being closer to home was better for my family. So I made the decision to transition back into public golf. This year marks 30 years in the golf maintenance industry for me. I am also currently pursuing the status of "Certified Golf Course Superintendent" which is the highest level in the GCSAA !