Glen Riddle – Man O’ War
The Man O’War Course occupies the westerly portion of GlenRiddle. The course features pure, windswept links golf. The golfer faces challenges often found in the British Isles including large greens, double fairways, pot bunkers, sand dunes, and the ever-present eastern shore winds. The historic racetrack used to train champion thoroughbreds is utilized as a strategic cross hazard on three holes. The Man O’War Course plays 7,163 yards and a par of 72 from the rear tees.
Golf Pro: Scot Dailey
As the Director of Golf at Glen Riddle, Scot holds many responsibilities on a day-to-day basis. Focusing on the growth of membership, he works to instill strong customer service skills throughout the almost 40 staff members. He also maintains the facility and golf carts, as well as working and overseeing member events at the golf course.
Born and raised in Salisbury, Md., Scot is a true local at heart! In addition to his love for golf, he has also held the athletic roles of quarterback, point guard and shortstop. While in high school, he began his golf career working at the Elks Golf Club in Salisbury. After attending Hagerstown Jr. College, he even had the opportunity to work in the golf business out in Arizona for a short time.
His career with Glen Riddle began in February 2015, but his career with Ruark Golf began much earlier than that when he started at Lighthouse Sound in March 2007.
Throughout all of the aspects his position entails, he is most passionate about the human interaction he experiences each day. “I love the different types of people, and different walks of life, that I’m able to work with. I like to say it’s kind of like an adult amusement park. It’s great to interact with the members and guests, getting to know them on a personal level.”
For three years in a row, Scot has won the Coastal Style Best Golf Professional of Worcester County (2016, 2017, and 2018).
Head Grounds Keeper: Justin Hartshorn
As Glen Riddle’s Golf Course Superintendent, Justin maintains the golf course and fulfills the day-to-day responsibilities that the course brings.
This is his second season with Ruark Golf at Glen Riddle. Justin and his wife recently moved to the Ocean City area from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his hometown. Looking for a change of pace and a fresh start, they have just expanded their family, welcoming a baby boy into their lives.
Before working at Glen Riddle, Justin was a Golf Assistant at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro, Delaware. Before moving to the area, he lived and worked in Pittsburgh after graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Turf Grass Science in 2007.
“I love all of the outdoor activity throughout the day. Being outdoors in the beautiful weather is a great work environment. There’s always different challenges each day that keep my job interesting!”
Assistant Ground Keeper: Mark Meisel
Running a crew of ten people, Mark works as Glen Riddle’s Golf Course Superintendent of the Man of War Golf Course. He and his crew are committed to maintaining over 300-acres of greens and fairways throughout the course.
Although he holds pride in his current position in which he began in 2013, working as a Golf Course Superintendent is not the only title Mark has held while at Glen Riddle. Starting in 2004, he worked as a Construction Manager at the golf course, and decided to remain with Glen Riddle.
Mark has an extensive background in golf course construction, having traveled across the country and all over the world to build over 30 brand new golf courses, and to renovate about a dozen more.
“I have a very strong connection with this place through building the course from its beginning. I know every square inch of the course, and all of its nuts and bolts. I’m thrilled to be so involved with its history.”
What you may not know is the clubhouse building that houses the golf and restaurant operation was formerly the main stable building of the famous Riddle Farm which produced such famous racehorses as Man O’ War, War Admiral, and Sea Biscuit. The horses bred and raised at the Riddle Farm are credited with changing the history of American horse racing. What was previously a sport enjoyed and admired only by the rich and privileged became one that was supported and embraced by the masses.
Man O’ War was born March 29, 1917, and totally dominated horse racing as no horse before or after has done. Previous track records were shattered at almost ever race Man O’ War entered including a walloping 100 length victory at the Lawrence Realization in 1920. Man O’ War was voted as Horse of the Twentieth Century by the Associated Press in 2000.
Joel Weiman grew up in Northern New York, where as a boy, he squeezed every round of golf possible into their short playing seasons. In 1997, he obtained a degree in landscape architecture from Cornell University which provided him the best avenue to peruse his passion for golf course architecture as a career. Following graduation, Joel began practicing golf course design in conjunction with the highly respected golf course construction company McDonald & Sons, an organization well known for their work with the nation’s premier golf clubs. Early design successes with McDonald soon led to his formation of the affiliated design firm McDonald Design Group in 2001. Joel has completed five completely new golf course facilities and renovation/master planning work on over one hundred existing golf facilities. Joel currently resides in Maryland with his wife and their two young boys whom have both recently caught the golf bug themselves.
As one of the most recognizably talented golfers of the PGA TOUR, Jim Furyk has had golf in his family roots since the day he was born. Raised by an Assistant Pro, he learned to swing at a young age and never stopped!
He was an All-American twice at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, and led the Wildcats to their first (and only) NCAA title in 1992. Jim, also nicknamed “The Grinder,” is a 16-time PGA TOUR Champion. Joining the PGA TOUR in 1994, he won at least one tournament each year from 1998 to 2003. 2010 was a big year for Jim, winning Player of the Year for both the PGA and PGA TOUR, as well as the 2010 FedEx Cup.