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.
This philosophy should be accomplished while working within the clubs financial means, without compromising turf health for the future of the club. I believe in providing firm and fast course conditions obtained by sound agronomic practices and water management. Aggressive aerification and topdressing in early spring and fall months supplemented during the season with venting and verticutting as needed, with light frequent topdressing, are all keys to meeting the goals of membership and the club overall.
My philosophy is to provide an enjoyable course while maintaining
strict standards for conditioning and playability
• Proven ability to produce true, fast and firm playing surfaces.
• Expansive and successful management experience at first-rate private facilities.
• Strong talent to transform course conditions through aggressive agronomic programs and hands-on leadership.
• Managed renovation projects within set budgets, gaining valuable knowledge of all aspects of course construction.
• Keen eye-for-detail on and off the course; create quality conditions within budgetary limits.
• Continually work to advance knowledge through education and networking with industry leaders.
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 numerous PGA Tour events and 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