CERTIFIED GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
PORTFOLIO - KEYS TO SUCCESS
I have gained extensive knowledge related to maintaining a superbly conditioned golf course during my career. Through these operations I have developed many key practices that ensure a well-conditioned course along with keeping a keen eye on the small details that go into creating an outstanding experience. Some of these keys to success that I implement on a daily basis are listed below.
SMART, SUPPLEMENTAL WATER MANAGEMENT
In an effort to keep greens firm and consistent, they are analyzed with a moisture meter, and water is applied by hand to ensure a proper rate and to avoid over-watering of areas.
WEED CONTROL IN DORMANT TURF SPECIES
Before my tenure at The Country Club of Virginia, many areas of the Bermudagrass playing surfaces were overrun with weeds and unwanted grass species that created a flawed look during the dormant months. I was able to control this issue and continue to provide a superb monostand of Bermudagrass throughout the course.
AFTER NEW PROGRAM
AFTER NEW PROGRAM
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
A subtle key to creating an overall pleasant golfing experience is to maintain the smallest of details in a highly professional manner. A few of these important details are tight trimming, weed-free landscaping beds, ensuring quality with precise cutting units, and making myself available to members at tournaments and in the grill room.
WEED-FREE NEEDLE BED
AT MEMBER EVENT
LATEST TRENDS AND TIPS
There are many small tips and trends I have acquired over the years that have allowed me to advance the conditions of a golf course and even avoid disruption to healthy turf by implementing them. A few of these tips are using lattice while turning mowers to avoid collar damage, covering Bermudagrass next to Bentgrass greens when applying chemicals, spot-specific contour smoothing on greens, and many more.
CHEMICAL OFF COLLAR
AVOIDING COLLAR DAMAGE