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Updated: 08/21/2014 08:00:01AM

Changes taking shape at city golf course

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ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE BAUER

This green is one of 12 that are being redone by the Arcadia Golf Course's staff. The course plans to have all greens ready for play by September.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE BAUER

Golf Course Manager Michael Kotzker checks on one of the greens currently under repair at the course.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE BAUER

A golf course staffer uses a walk-behind clipper to trim the grass on one of the reconstructed greens.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE BAUER

This green is in the process of being repaired. The process to rebuild each green takes between 8-12 weeks.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE BAUER

Course Superintendent Tom Taylor inspects a new border taking shape on a green that's under reconstruction as part of the course's recent updates.

by Steve Bauer

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Since his hire last year, Arcadia Municipal Golf Course Department Head Michael Kotzker has been a man on a mission. Inheriting a course saddled with weeds, disrepair and disgruntled golfers, Kotzker and his staff have made tremendous strides in bringing the city-owned entity back to life in time for fall visitors.

“When I was hired this was all weeds; it was horrendous,” Kotzker said. “We knew we had our work cut out for us, and we’re excited to showcase the changes we’ve made once more golfers arrive in the fall.”

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