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.
With an award-winning golf course superintendent at the helm, Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland, Calif., fosters strong community relationships with environmental stewardship and hands-on outreach programs.
Since 1995, Saddle Rock has been one of the designated sites in Aurora, Colo. for recycling live Christmas trees into mulch that is then used on the course and in city parks, and also made available to the public on “Free Loader Days” throughout the year.
More golf course superintendents are learning how to enhance their properties while also gaining traction on their own career paths by taking full advantage of the continuing-education opportunities that are tailored to their profession.
Working with the international Project SEARCH, as well as the local Unicorn Children’s Foundation and Unicorn Village Academy, the Boca Raton, Fla. club launched a job-training internship program for seven young adults with intellectual and developmental challenges. “It’s a good way to find employees who are dedicated and hard-working,” says Boca West’s Matthew Linderman.
Superintendents must take a year-round, balanced approach to properly maintaining the trees on their properties while also protecting the health of golf course turf and staying mindful of strong emotions that golfers, memberships and the local community can have.
The Sylacauga, Ala, property held a four-hour “Paint Your Pet” event where participants could paint portraits of their pets in bold, pop-art style while enjoying canapes as well as Italian and Spanish wines.