Third generation superintendent Larry Snyder has been chosen as the Executive Vice President of Golf Course Maintenance for Integrity Golf Company LLC. The 37 year member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America has held numerous positions in Arizona, California and Florida, and has been the longtime superintendent at the well manicured Celebration Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones Sr. & Jr. collaboration, considered one of the premier courses in Central Florida. Larry was the past president of the Cactus & Pine GCSAA chapter.
“Larry has been one of our most valued partners since the inception of the company at Celebration Golf Club,” said Integrity Golf Company CEO Gene Garrote. “With so much growth in the past couple of years at Integrity Golf Company, we’re thrilled to have one of the industry’s consummate golf course superintendents lead the future maintenance needs of our company and our many golf course partners. He is the epitome of a true professional.”
Snyder started his career at the age of 12, in 1976 under the tutelage of his father and grandfather. Arthur A. Snyder, his grandfather, began caddying at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania in1907, and later became superintendent at 2 Pittsburgh area courses for 26 years. He moved to Arizona where he spent 20 years at the exclusive Paradise Valley Country Club as golf course superintendent. In 1978 the GCSAA honored him with the Distinguished Service Award, and in 1979 he received the USGA Green Section Award. Prior to his retirement, he became the first superintendent to be inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame. His father, Carl Snyder, is the GCSAA Superintendent Emeritus at the highly acclaimed Jack Nicklaus designed Boulders Resort & Club in Arizona, where Larry became the superintendent.
This appointment as Executive Vice President is the result of forty years of hard work, education and understanding the agronomic needs of the golf courses he oversaw. We at ESouthernGolf.com want to personally congratulate our friend Larry Snyder.