Regardless of the size or age of their maintenance buildings, golf course superintendents find that cleanliness, ample space, and accessibility help them maximize the work spaces where they start and end their days.
The size of the field and the amount of money raised for charity has grown each year in the five-year history of Hamburg, N.Y. club’s 100-hole, walking golf marathon. This year’s participants included a 13-year-old.
The latest irrigation technology helps golf course superintendents save water, time and money.
The Newton, N.J. club has been the home course for two high schools’ golf teams in its area, but after the pandemic shut down this year’s spring season, it opened its course so players from nine area schools could play at no charge throughout July and August.
With a complete, $12 million renovation of its 18-hole course, the Diablo, Calif. club has recreated its early-20th century design to secure a position of prominence for years to come.
When responding medical personnel had trouble accessing the 27-hole Rossmoor Walnut Creek (Calif.) property, the club erected permanent signs at 10 locations for emergency vehicles to access the golf courses. “When you’re in an emergency, you don’t always think straight, [so] it helps to have emergency information right in front of you,” says Director of…
Lindsay Pizarro, General Manager of the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, Calif., has literally written the book on how women can start—and expand—their families while maintaining leadership positions within the club industry.
The East Hampton, N.Y. property installed a four-acre pond for irrigation before adding an all-organic farm that serves a dual purpose—fresh produce for Executive Chef Ian Scollay and an interactive component for the Junior Activities program. Also, Farmington CC in Charlottesville, Va. places weather-resistant, easy-to-read vinyl stickers on each mower to improve operational efficiency.
By investing in programs that support turfgrass management students, golf course properties and their superintendents can earn as many dividends as the blue-chip interns they mentor.
Like many clubs, Spring Brook CC started an initiative to provide needed resources to local front-line workers—and then took its effort nationwide through the ClubsHELP program, with more than 350 clubs joining in the first three weeks.
Advances in mower technology are helping golf course superintendents run their maintenance operations more efficiently and cost-effectively.
With a five- to seven-year waiting list for its established event, The Club at Rolling Hills’ second member-guest event has expanded participation to include younger members and those newer to the club. Sometimes a club property needs to shake things up, even with its most successful and tried-and-true events. And that’s literally what The Club…
The Morristown, N.J. club has launched a charitable organization, ClubsHELP, to encourage properties to adopt a local hospital and provide its workers with much-needed resources and supplies as they work on the front lines to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Spring Brook adopted Morristown Medical Center in late March, and in less than two weeks, club…
For superintendents, creating the best possible golf course conditions begins with training, retraining, retaining and rewarding a quality maintenance staff.
In addition to helping staff members improve their job performance, “Seattle Golf Club University” is designed to enhance their future employment opportunities and prepare them for next-level interviews to advance their careers.