Experience

Assistant Superintendent, 2009-Present
Deal Golf and Country Club, Deal, NJ

  • Accountable for supervising and training a staff of 18 employees, including 4 graduates in the Turfgrass management program, two college interns, and 12 seasonal and fulltime employees
  • Developed a team concept management style with all departments throughout the club to streamline communication
  • Worked in conjunction with Architect Rees Jones, Superintendent, Greens Committee, and Board of Directors to develop a master plan and implement renovation of original Donald Ross design
  • Aided in the renovation of existing maintenance facility, new chemical building, and 100% contained wash pad facility
  • Collaborated with project manager to make sure drainage, green surrounds, fairway extensions, tee construction, green construction and bunker renovations were done efficiently following clubs master plan
  • Organized and directed contractors efficiently to obtain an effective time schedule during a $8,000,000 clubhouse renovation
  • Communicate and educate the membership via meetings, newsletters and website updates
  • Supervised internal green drainage installation on 10 of our greens to improve playing conditions and to help reduce nematode issues
  • Incorporated light/frequent hand syringing water practices to reduce disease pressure and maintain firm fast greens
  • Coordinated with contractor on constructing a new updated paddle hut facility for paddle tennis players
  • Oversaw major fescue & rough renovations to improve aesthetics, and course playability
  • Implemented an aerification program to modify poorly drained and severely compacted soils
  • Accountable for monthly inventory of all pesticides/fertilizers and yearly inventory of all golf course equipment
  • Responsible for installing an acid injection/fertigation system to maintain proper ph levels of the irrigation water
  • Managed all fertilizer and pesticide applications, as well as calibration of all equipment
  • Coordinated with superintendent to develop proper agronomic practices including cultural practices, pesticide/fertilizer applications and water management
  • Developed an aggressive topdressing program to provide consistent uniform putting surfaces and reduce playing surface thatch.
  • Developed and implemented twitter feed on club website to update members on daily course conditions and happenings
  • Coordinated with Superintendent on early order chemical projections to compose a spray program for upcoming season and help with product savings
  • Collaborated with superintendent on an operating budget including materials, labor, and golf course supplies needed for upcoming season
  • Directed the installation of a freshwater well to obtain a better water source for daily watering practices
  • Assisted with contractors to reconstruct pond banks to prevent erosion issues and maintain natural habitat of existing ponds
  • Oversaw Dry Ject and Drill & Fill operations to promote water percolation, and increase oxygen levels to promote a deep and healthier root system
  • Worked in conjunction with board members and insurance company to assess storm damage of the clubs property following Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storm Irene
  • Developed a fertility program as well as sending turf samples to diagnostic labs to minimize and control nematode outbreaks
  • Collaborated with onsite horticulturist to apply flower/landscaping plan to certain areas throughout the clubs property to change with the seasons
  • Constructed mounds in certain areas of the golf course to divert flooding from areas on playing surfaces within DEP guidelines
  • Oversaw the preparation and installation of a lighting project on the 18th hole for members to view the course during nighttime events

 

Spray Technician/Assistant in Training, 2007-2008
Deal Golf and Country Club, Deal, NJ 

  • Responsible for application of all pesticides and fertilizers
  • Calibration of all pesticide and fertilizer equipment
  • Developed a bunker bank and fescue weed control program
  • Supervised the installation of a short game practice area
  • Contributed in the development of a nursery that matched current putting surfaces so it could be used in case of a turf emergency
  • Installed/adjusted irrigation heads to correct water deficiencies on playing surfaces
  • Oversaw the installation of a new outlet culvert under Monmouth Road to reduce flooding, erosion and maintaining the natural habitat on holes 4/5/6
  • Developed and completed a tree removal program to provide proper sunlight and air movement for optimal turf conditions
  • Directed the installation of a 23 ton sand silo
  • Aided in the construction of a 5,000 sq. ft. storage building focusing on employee safety and equipment preservation
  • Incorporated cultural practices such as aggressive aerification, drill & fill, topdressing, deeptining, verticutting, and vertiquaking to provide air exchange through soil profiles
  • Involved with installing proper drainage to correct poorly drained areas

 

Internship, Summer 2006
Deal Golf and Country Club, Deal, NJ

  • Managed small crews to accomplish daily operations
  • Involved in an aggressive over seeding program to produce fully established turf on all playing surfaces
  • Executed a pruning program of select trees to provide safety for employees and membership
  • In charge of providing playable surfaces for two paddle tennis courts on a daily basis
  • Provided superior turf conditions for 2006 New Jersey State Amateur Championship at Deal Golf and Country Club

 

Tournament Experience

  • 2006 New Jersey State Amateur (Deal Golf and Country Club)
  • 2007 PGA Championship (Southern Hills Country Club)
  • 2009 Barclays (Liberty National)
  • 2010 Women’s Sybase Match Play (Hamilton Farms Golf Club)
  • 2011 New Jersey Mid-Amateur (Deal Golf and Country Club)

 

Affiliations

  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of New Jersey

 

Certifications

  • New Jersey Pesticide Applicator License-Category 3A, 3B, Core
  • New Jersey Fertilizer Applicator License

 

References

Jim Thomas
Superintendent
Deal Golf & Country Club
14 Buford Court
Tinton Falls, NJ  07753
(732) 996-4905
jthomas@dealcountryclub.com

Josh Reiger
Superintendent
Spring Lake Country Club
901 Warren Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
(203) 733-6320
josh@springlakegolfclub.net
Michael M. Pollack, CCM, CCE
General Manager
Deal Golf & Country Club
1 Golf Lane
Deal NJ, 07723
(732) 531-1190
mpollack@dealcountryclub.com

Derrick Scenna
Secretary and Projects Chairman
Deal Golf & Country Club
1232 Manito Road
Manasquan, NJ 08736
(732) 492-9348
dscenna@tridentabstract.com
Bryce Swanson, ASGCA
Vice President/Senior Designer
Rees Jones, Inc.
P.O. Box 285
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 220-4250
bswanson@reesjonesinc.com

Jason Lamp
Head Golf Professional
Galloway Country Club
270 S. New York Rd
Galloway, NJ 08205
(732) 693-4880
JLampy23@aol.com
Peter Micioni
Club President
Deal Golf & Country Club
8 River Road
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
(732) 533-3730
petermicioni@gmail.com

Phil Shaheen
Greens Committee Chairmen
Deal Golf & Country Club
26 Tan Vat Road
Locust, NJ07760
(732) 915-0408
Tri169@aol.com