Portfolio

It is of utmost importance to effectively communicate in the business of golf to achieve success. This is critical in performing the daily tasks as a Superintendent. I understand this wholly, and consider this website an example of my strong ability to create a message of professionalism, integrity, and desire to serve my club and the game of golf. My website contains several pages that highlight my career through images and descriptions of my work.  I hope this gives you a sense of what I have accomplished and why I enjoy being on the course every day.

KEY CAREER FACTS

 

» First-rate professional with a history of producing
   superior results at world-class facilities.

 

» Strong ability and passion for championship
   conditioning, with an emphasis on firm and fast.

 

» Experience with all facets of renovation and
   construction, including projects with Tom Fazio
   and Gil Hanse. 

 

» Great appreciation for architecture and diversity
   of design acquired through time on Tillinghast,
   Emmet, Thomas, and Hurdzan/Fry courses.

MY PHILOSOPHY ON TURFGRASS

 

The golf course should be maintained in excellent playing condition for all levels of golfers.  In order to best provide these conditions, the course will be managed by practices that are integrated to address water use, nutrient input, and pest management.  In addition, these practices can advance environmental protection and improve the bottom line.

 

Regarding water use: limited water use will provide better playing conditions for the membership. Less water will decrease the likelihood of disease outbreak and will require the turfgrass to be more self-sufficient by growing deeper, stronger, and healthier roots in order to survive.  This can be achieved by primarily relying on hand-watering, wetting agent use, and irrigation system audits.

 

Regarding nutrients: limit amounts of nutrient inputs to provide only those necessary for healthy turfgrass. This is performed through many approaches, but will be based on soil and tissue testing.

 

A properly devised course set-up will create a challenging, yet interesting layout for all golfers each day. It should also highlight the design characteristics the architect intended.