It may not be possible to completely eradicate disease and other threats from golf course greens, but superintendents have a number of available resources to keep them at bay.
Thinking beyond the pool walls boosts a club’s usefulness to members, both pre- and post-swim.
The management company will guide the club through the process of developing and executing its new long-term strategic plan that will focus on membership growth and engagement initiatives. The property offers 36 holes of golf, multiple dining options, a Jr. Olympic-sized swimming pool with poolside dining, and four outdoor tennis courts.
Beginning in 2017, the Junior PGA Championships will offer all 41 sections a minimum of two boys and girls players each. The Country Club of St. Albans (Mo.) will host the Girls Junior PGA Championship on July 18-21, 2017, and the boys’ contest will be July 31-August 3, 2017.
The upgrades to the golf course include new drainage and bunker-white sand, new bridges, and a redesigned driving range and practice complex. The club also renovated its junior pool, added a new pool deck, updated furniture, and built a new golfer’s lounge, a wrap-around bar and wine bar.
In addition to his fitting surname, as the newly elected President of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Peter J. Grass of Hilands GC in Billings, Mont. brings the unique perspective of a nine-hole facility to his new post.