Being able to manage construction and renovation projects is a key component of success as a golf course superintendent. Almost every course has some sort of ongoing renovation or master plan as time goes on. I have been directly associated with numerous projects both large and small, with in-house staff and hired contractors. Some examples are included below.

Complete installation of Rainbird IC system was performed to bring the club into state-of-the-art technology. Additional projects were also completed as part of the overall plan, including removal of mounding between Holes #2/10, new chipping area (USGA Green with sub air, Better Billy Bunker, 007 soding), and small bunker renovations with Better Billy bunker.

Atlantic Golf Club

The new routing of the club forced us to change the severity of the new first hole. This used to be the 15th hole which was a severe dog-leg left and had to be changed in order to produce a straighter and easier opening hole. So, the old bunker that protected the dog-leg was reduced in size and the fairway was extended.

Bunker Renovation

A new putting green was established to complement the outside area near the new clubhouse. This process involved internal drainage, grading, adding greens-mix soil, and finally seeding, fertilizer, and water.

New Putting Green

This new state-of-the-art practice facility included grading of the entire area along with building the new tees and target greens. The fairway area was hydro-seeded and the target greens and tees were sodded.

New Driving Range

The project was on a short time-table from the beginning so working with so many different contractors and trying to maintain the golf course at the same time was a challenge. Time management, good communications, and being on site every single day was the only way a project like this comes together successfully. I was in charge of managing all irrigation installation, sleeves under road, and any overall outdoor related projects.

New Clubhouse