Doug Melchior - Manager, Golf & Grounds - City of Overland Park
2021 - Awarded the Chester H. Mendenhall Award by the Heart of America Golf Course Superintendents Association
Doug was born in Amarillo, Texas and has lived in Kansas since age 5. After attending Shawnee Mission West High School, he went to KU for two years before transferring to KSU where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, with an emphasis in Horticulture.
Doug has worked for the Overland Park Golf Division - City of Overland Park since 1992, starting as an intern for two summers. He worked his way up from Golf Course Attendant I & II, to Sr. Golf Course Attendant, and has served as Manager, Golf & Grounds - City of Overland Park since March 2015. He has been a GCSAA member since 1994 and a HAGCSA member since 1995.
Doug was awarded Superintendent of the Year in 2006 and went on to serve two terms as HAGCSA President in 2010 and 2011.
Doug has two boys: Carter and Carson. Doug enjoys the game of golf, being outdoors, spending time with his 2 sons, grilling and smoking BBQ.
Left to right: Marc Szablewski, Superintendent - St. Andrews Golf Club; Doug Melchior, Manager, Golf & Grounds - City of Overland Park; Tom Storey, Superintendent - Sykes/Lady Overland Park Golf Club