Professional Experience

2004 to Present:  Vero Beach Country Club, Vero Beach, Florida  http://www.vbcountryclub.com

Certified Golf Course Superintendent

Private 18-hole course established 1924, $1,300,000 maintenance budget, 25,000 annual rounds, 18 full-time staff members. Golf Course Construction and Grow-in: renovated and converted course from bermudagrass to seashore paspalum in 2006.  The $3.5 million renovation included installation of new Toro irrigation system with dual intake pump station. Management of poor water quality and salt affected soils. Supervised and implemented improvements in drainage system. Project Manager on design and build of new maintenance building (11,000 sq. ft). Rebuilt greenside bunkers 2011 and 2017 in house. Annual host of Grapefruit Pro-am consisting of PGA and Senior PGA pro’s. FSGA Championships: Super Senior, Mid-amateur, Junior, 4-Ball, Women’s Amateur, Senior Championship, Women’s Senior.

 

2002 to 2004 BallenIsles Country Club Palm BeachGardens, Florida   https://www.ballenisles.org

Private 54-hole Golf Community, $4,300,000 maintenance budget, 90,000 rounds

Golf Course Superintendent, North Course Private 54-hole Golf Community, $4,300,000 maintenance budget, 90,000 rounds

Lead superintendent under direction of Project Manager with communication and agronomic programs of maintenance department. Department planner on safety and employee training programs for 70 employees.   Short and long term planning and budgeting. Management of Tifeagle bermudagrass greens, seashore paspalum, and winter overseeding of entire course. Planned and implemented drainage, irrigation, and bunker renovation of North course.

1999 to 2002 Moss Creek Plantation Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Private 36-hole Golf Community, $1,700,000 maintenance budget, 45,000 rounds

Assistant Superintendent, North Course

In charge of North Course under supervision of Director of Golf Course Maintenance. Supervisor to staff of 36. Renovated irrigation system and drainage systems. Rebuilt tees and bunkers back to original Fazio design. Management of Champion bermudagrass greens. Winter overseeding of entire golf course. Provided safety and training to staff of 34.

Student Internships

1998 to 1999 Long Cove Club, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (Top 100 course)

1997 Champions Club, Nicholasville, Kentucky (#2 Course in Kentucky)

1996 Bent Brook Golf Course, Bessemer, Alabama

1995 Jefferson Golf & Country Club, Columbus, Ohio

1994  Brown’s Run Country Club, Middletown, Ohio

1992-93 Weatherwax Golf Course, Middletown, Ohio (Top 100 public)

 

 

Education

University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Plant and Soil Science Major

 

 

Certifications/Licenses

Certified Golf Course Superintendent 2007 to present

Florida Turf and Ornamental Pesticide License

Aquatic and Natural Area Pesticide License

Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Certified Golf Course

 

Tournament Experience

Grapefruit Pro-Am 2004 to present

Florida State Golf Association Championships: Super Senior 2011, Junior Championship 2011, and Mid-Amatur and Senior Four-ball championship 2012, Women’s and Mid-amatur Championships 2013, Senior Championship 2014, Women’s Senior Championship 2015 and Junior Florida Cup 2015.

Leadership

2012-2013  Treasure Coast Golf Course Superintendent’s Assoc.  President

2011-2012  Treasure Coast Golf Course Superintendent Assoc. Vice President

2010 GCSAA Certification Committee

2012 Majestic Oaks Homeowners Assoc.- President

2010-present Indian River Golf Foundation-Advisory Council

2017-GCSAA BMP Resources Task Group

Awards

2008 Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Award-Private Course

2010 Treasure Coast Golf Course Superintendent Golf Champion

2012 ORCA cleanest water in the Lagoon test award

2014 “Best Place to Play Golf on Treasure Coast”  Indian River Magazine

Jordan Spieth and me at 2015 Grapefruit Open

Jordan Spieth12347682_10156256873135333_2323867026731349166_n

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s