On Oct. 25 we met with Mr. Joe Stead of the Cliff Park Golf Course. The golf course was holding "Terror on the Green," a haunted hayride and haunted house. We received a tour of the course and were given inside information regarding the haunted hayride. We went into the haunted house, which was really creepy.
After the tour, we interviewed Mr. Stead. Nat started us off and asked about Mr. Stead’s PGA profession. Mr. Stead said he always practiced when he was a child, and then his parents gave him lessons. He loves the sport. He actually played and practiced on the Cliff Park Golf Course when he was in high school.
Then Zach asked him why did golf interest him the most? He was told that he loves the fact that it is a very independent sport, and that you need to keep track of your own score. He believes it is a sport of integrity.
Alex then spoke to him about managing the golf course. He always loved Cliff Park. He saw that it was getting overgrown and not managed. He applied for a lease to manage the golf course and won the lease about four years ago. He said there were challenges in being caretaker as it belongs to the National Park Service. When anything is done to the course, it needs to be taken care of using natural products.
Lalibella asked about Cliff Park being his first job working at a golf course. He was 18 when he started working there. The golf course is the same as it was when he was 18. It was interesting to note that a woman named Annie Felt Buchanan designed the whole golf course and was the first woman in the country to design her own golf course.
Daeton asked about travel when he was in the PGA, and he said he went to Mexico to compete in professional golf. His favorite golf course was one in San Francisco.
Hailey asked to get more information on this year’s Terror on the Green hayride and the Festival of Fear. It was held every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 to 11 p.m. For the Festival of Fear on Saturday, Oct. 26, it started at 6 p.m. He hoped to have a large crowd. The proceeds will go towards the Joint Task Force 22 to 0 Charity.
Daisy asked about the actors for Terror on the Green. Mr. Stead said it was very easy to find actors to volunteer. He never had to search for help!
He told us we were great reporters and hopes to see us on television one day. It was a 'scare-ific' time. Thanks Mr. Stead for the wonderful interview!
By DVE-News/TV reporters Daeton Vazquez, Zach Copertino, Nat Carso, Alex Morton, Hailey McManus, Lalibella Dillon, and Daisy Burnett.
Mr. Stead always loved Cliff Park. He saw that it was getting overgrown and not managed. He applied for a lease to manage the golf course and won the lease about four years ago. He said there were challenges in being caretaker as it belongs to the National Park Service. When anything is done to the course, it needs to be taken care of using natural products.