Jack Plutta

Gilbertville native has built respected, 40-year career as a superintendent; finishing sixth season at Mill Valley Golf Links in Belchertown; spent 10 years at Cranwell Resort in Lenox and was at Country Club of Pittsfield from 1984-97; began as assistant at Tatnuck GC in Worcester before first head job at Ludlow CC in 1975; worked at Westover GC from 1977-84; Hinsdale resident is 1974 graduate of Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts; active on school’s Alumni Board and with the Massachusetts Lawn & Turfgrass Conference with the late Dr. Joseph Troll; considers Western Mass. Hall of Famers Gary Mondor and Max Mierzwa among his mentors; once played to a single-digit handicap; has one career hole-in-one, at the 16th at Ludlow CC; once shot 69 at Hampden CC.