My portfolio contains information on all aspects of my career and shares my vision of how a course should be managed. The work of a superintendent is usually defined by how his course is viewed and played. This website allows you to virtually share in what I have seen during my time on the course. Click on 'Experience' above in the links to begin after this introductory page.
I want to be transparent with staff and explain information about all duties on the golf course. This empowers crew members to take pride in their work. I model a strong work ethic and enjoy being a part of the crew. It is important that no job is below any staff member, whether it is cleaning bathrooms, raking bunkers, or mowing greens. All work is for a common cause to provide an exceptional golf and member experience. Only as a team this can be achieved.
I believe in a creating a friendly and trustworthy working relationship with each staff member. Treating everyone with respect and providing safe working conditions is very important to me. Honesty is truly the best policy. I am not afraid to admit I do not know the answer, but I will use every tool and resource available to get it.
I believe in providing a true (smooth) putting surface, and understand that green speeds can vary among golf courses based on membership demands and architecture. It is crucial to have a sound agronomic program and consistent topdressing to achieve a premier putting surface.
It is important to apply chemical, fertility, or pesticide applications in a timely fashion only when the turf truly needs it and it is always a goal to apply in conjunction with weather forecast to reduce irrigation usage.
Philosophy: Success is a result of the team that surrounds you.
– Twelve years of experience at a traditional family-oriented private country club
– Proven ability to lead staff and provide 27 holes of outstanding course playing conditions
– Advanced construction knowledge of renovation to greens, tees, fairways, and bunkers
– Known to think outside the box and problem solve adversity on a daily basis
While everyday course prep on your home facility can be demanding, the effort required to prepare for special events adds even more importance to how the course is maintained. For member events, this can mean planning ahead weeks and months to ensure proper results and conditions. Yet for bigger events like the PGA Tour, it takes years of planning and an army of volunteers to create what is seen on television. Even though such large events are out of the ordinary for normal clubs, you can still learn a plethora of information that can be scaled to your specific operation and how to improve preparations and playability for any event.
I have had the opportunity to travel on-site prior to several USGA championships to observe preparation methods, course conditions and impacts to the facilities to gain further expertise and network outreach from industry peers. Being present at these courses before events has given me tremendous experience in tournament preparations and hosting.
World-Class event preparation and hosting experience is critical to understanding how to deliver tournament conditions at any club
2016 U.S. Amateur Championship
Oakland Hills Country Club
2015 U.S. Amateur Championship
Olympia Fields Country Club