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Dane Bohrer, General Manager
Dane BohrerDane Bohrer is the General Manager of both the Ancil Hoffman and Cherry Island golf courses. Dane got his start with Empire Golf in 2001, when he assumed a management position as the merchandiser at Cherry Island Golf Course. Since that time, Dane has been promoted to positions of increased responsibility within Empire Golf, including Head Golf Professional at Cherry Island, and later Head Golf Professional at Ancil Hoffman Golf Course. As the General Manager at both Cherry Island and Ancil Hoffman, Dane oversees all aspects of the both course's operations. He is in charge of customer service, staff development, merchandising and retail sales, marketing and advertising, golf car and range functions, as well as the instructional programs at both facilities.
Dane's philosophy of success is centered upon building relationships with our customers. It is this "above and beyond" approach to operations, along with his outstanding work ethic, that have made Dane an invaluable member of Empire Golf's Management Team.
Dane has been golf professional since 1984 and is a Class “A” member of the Professional Golfers Association of America. He learned the golf business from the ground up, "in the trenches", if you will. During the golf explosion of the 80's and 90's Dane owned two golf retail stores in the Sacramento area. His genuine approach to sales and customer service is refreshing when you consider the amount of misinformation the shopper is faced with in today's competitive market. Dane resides in Sacramento with his wife, Lisa.


Spencer Riemer, Director of Operations

Spencer Riemer was born and raised in Rocklin, CA. In 2007 he left to attend college at California State University, Chico. Spencer earned his BA in Economics while working for Empire Golf at Bidwell Park Golf Course. During his tenure at Bidwell, Spencer worked his way up from cart attendant to ProSop staff and then management.
In December of 2013, Spencer took on the position of Operations Manager at Cherry Island Golf Course. He will be in charge of maintaining Empire Golf’s Management standards at this facility. His skills are in the area of golf events, golf equipment, applied economics and business.
During his days off, Spencer spends his time doing various activities. He still plays on a competitive baseball team and loves to camp and fish.



Kurtis Wolford, Golf Course Superintendent
Kurtis WolfordKurtis Wolford is the Golf Course Superintendent at Cherry Island.  Kurtis was hired by Empire Golf in the spring of 2005, when Empire Golf assumed the responsibility of golf course maintenance operations at Cherry Island.
Kurtis was born and raised in Redding, California.  When he was just seven years old, he began playing in recreational junior golf programs.  During his teen years, he worked on a local driving range shagging balls. 
Kurtis received a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Horticultural Science from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California.
Kurtis has worked in the golf course industry during his entire career and considers himself a steward of the environment.  In his spare time he enjoys reading, photography, playing golf, fly fishing, skiing, and camping – anything that is outdoors.