Just three months into the already daunting task of being only the seventh Superintendent to care for the 121-year-old Detroit Golf Club’s Donald Ross courses, Jake Mendoza learned he had a year to get ready to host a PGA Tour event.
Nathan Neumann has executed major course renovations at each step in his 19-year career, culminating with this year’s overhaul of the historic MacKenzie/Maxwell design at Oklahoma City G&CC.
His Nebraska roots run deep, but Brian Woster has found a rewarding new home in Idaho, at Circling Raven GC.
After caring for Salem CC’s Donald Ross course for 38 years and three major tournaments, Kip Tyler is keeping the options wide open for his post-retirement activity (or inactivity).
Brotherly love between the Superintendent and his General Manager helps to ensure special care for the golf course at San Juan Oaks GC.
After starting a career in psychology, Jared Viarengo let the tug of a lifelong love of golf course work redirect him on a path that led to dual responsibilities as GM/Director of Grounds at Applebrook GC.
Even with nearly 400,000 annual rounds played on Montgomery County, Md.’s nine courses, Jon Lobenstine’s Director of Agronomy role has grown to now include supporting new revenue growth through everything from Footgolf to bourbon tastings and Saturday concerts.
Tim Busek (above right) often teams up with The Manor G&CC’s Head Golf Professional, Chris Marotto, to add extra flair to club events, such as the “Carnival of Broken Dreams.” After quitting a landscaping job, Busek became the first and only Golf Course Superintendent of the ClubCorp property in Milton, Ga. He developed success in…
After a sister’s boyfriend first got him interested in being a superintendent, and his dentist’s brother’s wife helped him land his first internship, Tim Nielsen developed his own passion that now helps Creekmoor GC satisfy golfers’ affection for the game. It’s been said that being a golf course superintendent is a labor of love. For…
A minor traffic ticket that stymied his “career” at UPS started Steve Kealy down a new path that led to distinguished lifetime achievements at Glendale CC and as a representative of the superintendent profession. In large part, it was a minor traﬃc ticket that set the course for Steve Kealy’s uber-successful career in golf. While…
After a 34-year career as a Superintendent of Wisconsin clubs, while also devoting time to professional organizations and as a local elected official, David Brandenburg has earned wide-ranging respect—and the honor of his own bobblehead.
To help Meadowlake GC keep pace in a competitive market, Michael League has taken on a dual role as Director of Operations and Golf Course Superintendent.
After more than 45 years in the golf industry, primarily as a superintendent, Bob Maibusch was looking for something different. As majority owner of Pine Grove Springs GC, he’s found that even as things change, much still remains the same.
It took 10 years for Tim Campbell to settle on a career and complete his education—but after choosing golf course maintenance, he elevated himself, and the Palm Beach (Fla.) Par 3 Golf Course, to unique standings.
Many years in the making, Seven Oaks GC was worth the wait—and along with Colgate University, the course that’s now under the care of Superintendent Jon McConville has helped many find their way to Hamilton, N.Y.