It is with great sorrow that I report the passing of Jason Oliver. Jason was a friend and graduate from the turf program at Oregon State University in 2007. He was one of those students that stood out in my mind as the kid that had the world by the tail and was going to make a great name for himself.
Jason had been working for Stanford University as an assistant superintendent where he was responsible for managing the practice facility for the Cardinal Golf Team. Prior to Stanford, Jason interned at prestigious clubs such as Pronghorn Golf Club, The Olympic Club and Cornerstone Golf Club.
My fondest memory is delivering a used greens mower to David Douglas High School where Jason had built a putting green within the walls of the school. I couldn't help but be impressed with his attitude, determination and devotion. At eighteen he knew exactly what he wanted to be and went forward with gusto. We will all miss Jason and his infectious smile.