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Weed Man Franchise Owner Featured in Golf Course Industry Magazine

From Golf Courses to Lawn Care Franchise Ownership

The owner of Weed Man Racine-Kenosha, WI , Luke McGhee, was recently featured in Golf Course Industry's "Turfheads Takeover," where he recounts his career transition from golf course assistant superintendent to lawn care franchise owner. 

While working in a variety of golf course assistant superintendent roles, including one that involved building one of Wisconsin's top-end golf courses from the ground up, McGhee felt that he wanted something more. Little did he know that a simple news article would change the course of his entire career. 

"I wanted more. I wanted to be my own boss, I wanted more responsibility, I wanted to be a better leader. I prayed each night for the ability to open myself up to new opportunities, and spent my evenings applying for different jobs. It was around then that I wrote in The Grass Roots about how I had always wanted to be a business owner," states McGhee. A week later, he was contacted by Terry Kurth, one of Weed Man USA's key sub franchisors, who had available territory in Racine and Kenosha. 

A few days before his wedding, McGhee signed on to become a lawn care franchise owner. A year later, he was presented with Weed Man's coveted "Rookie of the Year" award at the company's annual conference in Orlando, Florida, for his incredible first-year performanace. 

"Thanks to my previous background in golf and the turf industry, I have had what I feel is a very successful rookie year. Skills that you learn on the golf course – attention to detail, general management, membership interaction, responsibility and time management – are all pivotal pieces of operating a business, but I now get to do it for myself rather than a membership or golfer."


We can't wait to see what's next for Luke McGhee as he takes his franchise to new heights. 

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