Two foursomes worth of candidates have applied to become the next superintendent of North Hills Golf Course.

A three-member committee representing the city’s golf commission hopes to interview several of those eight applicants in the next week or so and recommend one candidate to Corry City Council for hiring.

The golf commission hopes council will approve a new superintendent for the city-owned 18-hole public golf course at its Sept. 8 meeting.

Council fired former superintendent Bob Utegg Aug. 3.

Utegg had worked at North Hills for almost 21 years and was hired as superintendent in January 2006. Council cited Utegg’s job performance as the reason for his termination, which was effective July 31.

Marvin Johnston, who has worked at North Hills since 1993, was appointed by council to serve as interim superintendent until the position is filled.

The golf commission Monday appointed member Dick Chase to serve on a committee to narrow down the list of candidates and interview three or four hopefuls.

Chase joins Darrell Kysor, council’s representative on the commission, and City Administrator Gerry Dahl on the committee, which will select one candidate to present to council, which must approve the hiring of all city employees.

The commission plans to hold a special meeting to approve a candidate before the name is submitted for council’s consideration.

See the Journal’s Wednesday, August 19th edition for full story.

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