Greens Department

thom-martinekThom Martinek


Family: Trisha (Wife), Katie & Krista

Born and raised in the greater Cleveland area, Ive always had a passion for the outdoors. In 1971, my golf course career began with a summer job on the grounds crew at Shaker Heights Country Club. I graduated in 1975 from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors degree in Agronomy. While a student, I worked part time at Shaker and upon graduation accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent there. In 1983, I was promoted to Golf Course Superintendent.

During my time as superintendent, I had the privilege to host the Womens Western Open, the qualifying rounds for the US Amateur, and The World Championship of Womens Golf. Oberlin Golf Club welcomed me to their family at the beginning of the 2006 season. It has truly been an honor and an enjoyable experience. I look forward to many more years together.

My professional affiliations include:

  • Northern Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association, (past President 1992)
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • The Ohio Turf Grass Association, (past Board Member)

Greens Crew


Bill Marozsan, 1st Assistant Superintendent

I was born in Elyria on a record cold day in March of 1960. I now live in Carlisle Township. I graduated from Midview High School. I am happily married to my wife Polly for 20 years. We met on a blind date. We have a son Zack who was born in 1992. He is a busy-body. I worked at the Oberlin Golf Club in the summer of 1975 and in 1976. I worked in some factories in the early 80’s, but found the outdoors was the way to go. I started working full time here at Oberlin in 1982 under Frank Stydnicki, then Mike O’Donnell, followed by Jim Thompson, and now Thom Martinek. I have learned a lot from all of the superintendents that I have worked for in my 26 years here at Oberlin. I am also a sports collector and an avid autograph seeker.

Mike Durkin, 2nd Assistant Superintendent

I was born and raised in Jeffersonville, New York. I obtained my first golf course job at Tennah Lake Golf and Tennis in upstate New York, and have continued working at Springvale Golf Course for the last three summers. I will be pursuing a certificate in the Principles of Turfgrass Management from the University of Georgia during my first year as the 2nd Assistant Superintendent. I currently reside in Olmsted Township with my girlfriend and kitten.

Tim Rolfe, Full Time Laborer and Mechanic

I was born and raised in Wellington, Ohio and graduated from Wellington High school in 1982. I started working for the Oberlin Golf Club in 1982. Prior to working here I worked summers at Forest Hills Golf Course. I got married in 1998 to my wife Julie, and have a stepson named Bobby. My hobbies are bowling and golf.

Leon Wohlever, Full Time Laborer and Mechanic

I started work here at the Oberlin Golf Club in 1984. I was married in October of 1999 to my wife Tonya, and I have a stepson. I enjoy reading about military history and my outside activities with my stepson Todd, and our family dog. Working at the Oberlin Golf Club has been a very fun and educational experience, which has kept me very busy and happy.