RHODE ISLAND GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION

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If you would like to place a job posting on the website, please contact Julie Heston, Chapter Executive, at jheston@verizon.netJob postings will remain on the website for 1 month unless otherwise specified.

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 11:13 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT PROFILE: WANUMETONOMY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, MIDDLETOWN, RI (NEWPORT)
     
    Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club is looking for a Golf Course Superintendent with strong agronomic and leadership skills with a passion for providing exceptional golfing conditions.
     
    WANUMETONOMY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
    Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club is a private golf club located in Middletown Rhode Island 5 miles away from Newport.  The course was established in 1922 and is a Seth Raynor designed course.  The course has wonderful views of Narragansett Bay on several holes and the wind often plays a factor.  Wanumetonomy is a 6400 yards in length par 70 course.  From a golf perspective, Wanumetonomy is a challenging course especially if your approach shots are off target as deep bunkers await every player on many of the greens.  There are five holes under 350 yards and features only one par 5 that is only reachable for the longest of hitters.  Wanumetonomy is moderately sloped, with approximately 100’ of grade change from the clubhouse (East Property Edge) down to the 6th hole and adjacent Bay (West Property Edge).  What is unique about this golf course layout is that you rarely feel the grade change, as many of the holes run across and down, but never directly into the slopes.  In addition, only once do consecutive holes run in the same direction (holes 7 & 8), allowing play with varying wind directions throughout the round.     

    Wanumetonomy will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022.

    OVERVIEW OF WANUMETONOMY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS

    • Seth Raynor designed golf course, Ron Prichard long-range restoration 1999
    • 18 holes, 120 acres
    • $740,000 operating and capital budget
    • 22,000 rounds of golf
    • Poa Annua greens, Rye and Bent fairways

    Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club Website:  www.wanumetonomy.com

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    The Golf Course Superintendent (GCS) reports to the General Manager and liaises with the Green Committee at Wanumetonomy.  The GCS is expected to provide quality leadership and will lead and manage his/her department to ensure superb golf course conditioning on a daily basis.  The GCS is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Wanumetonomy golf course and grounds.
     
    In addition, the GCS will provide innovative, relevant leadership and will perpetuate and foster a team environment and culture.  The GCS must have a natural style of “sincere engagement” with members and staff along with a love of the game of golf and a relentless attention to detail.
     
    INITIAL AREAS OF FOCUS

    • Assess growing conditions of greens
    • Irrigation system maintenance and programming
    • Develop and assess water conditions and availability
    • Develop standard operating and course conditioning procedures
    • Institute a high level of detail work
    • Develop team training and evaluation systems
    • Create an efficient work environment in the golf course maintenance buildings and course equipment

    CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
    The ideal candidate will be a Golf Course Superintendent or the First Assistant at a similar country club or golf club with a minimum of five years’ experience.

    • Successful experience with managing poa annua greens in similar climates
    • Familiar with and successful experience managing New England seasonal turfs
    • Experience with Toro Irrigation Systems
    • Understanding of all pest control techniques
    • Solid irrigation management philosophy and practices
    • Strong agronomic skills-stays current with advances in turf technology and equipment
    • Proven history of providing exceptional golfing conditions and managing all aspects of the golf course and landscape at the highest level
    • Subscribes to sustainable maintenance practices (e.g. firm and fast, sound irrigation philosophy)
    • High energy, focused leader
    • Possesses leadership qualities that have resulted in high employee satisfaction-proven staff retention, low turnover
    • Strong relationship builder with a history of excellent relations with their Head Golf Professional and General Manager
    • Experience developing standard operating procedures and training programs
    • Experience mentoring team members
    • Proven success in developing assistants
    • Excellent communication skills-listens to and responds to both club members and team members
    • Strong budget management and forecasting skills
    • Experience developing capital equipment replacement plans
    • Strong observational skills, detail oriented
    • Highly organized
    • Golfer/student of the game with a sound understanding of ideal playing conditions
    • High Golf IQ is essential
    • Bi-lingual is a plus (Spanish)


    EDUCATIONAL AND CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATIONS
    A degree in turf management or related field of study is required.  GCSAA Certification and Pesticide Certification is preferred.  Applicants must have Applicator’s License – State of RI.
     
    SALARY & BENEFITS
    Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The club, along with the typical GCSAA benefits, offers an excellent performance bonus and benefit package.
     
    INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY
    Please send your resume and cover letter (in that order) using the email link address below. 
     
    IMPORTANT:  Save your resume and letter in the following manner:
    “Last Name, First Name Resume”
    “Last Name, First Name Cover Letter”
    (These documents should be in Word or PDF format)
     
    Lead Search Executive:
    Dennis Sonnenburg, CCM
    General Manager
    Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club
    152 Browns Lane
    Middletown, RI 02842
    dennis@wanumetonomy.com
     
    Date posted:  November 20, 2017 – December 8, 2017

  • Thursday, November 09, 2017 2:22 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Golf Course Superintendent
    Club:   Holly Ridge Golf Club
    Address:   121 Country Club Road, Sandwich, MA 02563
    Contact:    Joe O’Connor, Owner
    Email:    joconnor@pga.com
    Website:   www.hollyridgegolf.com


    Course Information:
    The Holly Ridge Golf Club was established in 1966 and sits on 92 acres in Sandwich, Massachusetts. The Club is a full service facility with 18 holes (par 54) of golf, large practice putting green, 32 stall driving range and a private (grass) teaching tee. The golf course, designed by Geoffrey Cornish, is tree lined, well bunkered and host to approximately 20,000 rounds per year. Holly Ridge Golf Club also offers a full service bar and restaurant.

    Qualifications:
    The qualified candidate must possess a two or four year degree in Turfgrass Management. Minimum of four (4) years experience as a superintendent or assistant superintendent required. Candidate must have or be able to obtain Massachusetts Applicators License. Candidate must be computer literate and able to develop and manage both an operational and capital budget.

    Compensation Package:
    Salary is commensurate with experience ($55,000 - $65,000). Health insurance, paid vacation, educational assistance, association dues, golf privileges.

    Resume Delivery:
    Position Open Immediately. Resume Deadline November 24, 2017
    Send Resume with references to Joe O’Connor via email – joconnor@pga.com

  • Thursday, November 09, 2017 2:19 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Facility Name: KOHR Golf Center
    Facility Location: Natick, MA
    Position / Title: Superintendent
    Facility Description: Driving Range/Golf Training Center


    KOHR Golf opened its brand new state-of-the-art practice facility this past August.
    Construction included a complete renovation of an old range and the installation of a
    brand new Rainbird/Hunter irrigation system, professionally designed targets and greens
    with a variety of turf types. KOHR Golf includes a practice range with contoured
    fairways, bunkers, target greens, as well as a public short game area with a USGA
    green. KOHR Golf is also nearing completion of a private short game area with two
    additional USGA putting greens/bunkers, and a private indoor golf studio with grass tee
    boxes.

    Job Description: 
    Play a key role in maintaining, creating, and supervising a high-end facility with
    tremendous growth potential. The newly completed facility opened in August and is still
    in the process of being grown in completely. The superintendent should be a highly
    motivated individual with both a good work ethic and excellent leadership skills. The
    superintendent should have experience managing/hiring both full and part-time workers
    within an annual budget. The superintendent should be a motivated self starter with a
    great eye for detail. The superintendent should have extensive experience in turf
    management/growth, a pesticide license, experience with fertilizer and chemical
    applications, maintenance of a brand new irrigation system, and maintaining equipment
    and machinery. The applicant should have some construction experience and the ability
    to maintain and repair all areas of the facility including-minor plumbing, well
    maintenance, and minor carpentry. The superintendent should possess good
    communication skills, experience with technology, and the ability to be a team player.

    Experience Desired:  Applicants should have significant experience as a
    superintendent/assistant superintendent of a successful golf facility. Experience must
    include vast knowledge of turf maintenance, staff training and management, budget
    management, as well as general maintenance experience including snow removal,
    general carpentry, landscaping, and other minor repairs.

    Duties Description: Turf maintenance and management of a high-end learning center.
    Including greens, rough, fairway, and bunker maintenance. Property management including
    general maintenance and upkeep of the entire facility which includes both
    indoor and outdoor spaces. The position is a 12-month job and duties will differ during
    the winter months.

    Special Skills: Pesticide license; budget and staff management; experience with
    technology a plus; clean driver’s license.

    Compensation/Benefits: $60,000/yr, Health/Dental, Local and GCSAA dues paid.

    Education Level Required: College degree; Certificate in turf management field.

    Position Available: TBD

    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    How to Apply:  electronically- email
    Apply To: Oliver@teamkohr.com and Bill@teamkohr.com

  • Monday, November 06, 2017 1:12 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    POSITION:    Mechanic: Acushnet River Valley Golf Course, Acushnet Massachusetts
    Established in 1998 and designed by Brian Silva, Acushnet River Valley is an 18
    hole municipal golf course owned and operated by the Town of Acushnet.
    Located in Southeastern Massachusetts, the facility includes a 5,000-square foot
    turf care center, a practice range, and annual rounds of 32 to 35,000 during a 10
    month season from mid-March through mid-December.

    DUTIES:
    The mechanic reports to the golf course superintendent and oversees a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for turf care equipment and golf cart fleet. Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects/failures in various golf course mowing and maintenance equipment including, diesel, electric, and gasoline engines and powered equipment, hydraulics and hydraulic systems, trucks, trenchers, sweepers, rollers, and other mechanical equipment used in golf course maintenance work. Sharpens all mowing equipment blades, reels, and bedknifes and is responsible for their daily inspection to ensure the highest quality of cut.  Instructs and/or trains golf course maintenance workers regarding preventive maintenance, and the proper cleaning and safe operation of equipment. Keeps a complete set of records for equipment and parts inventory purchases, equipment conditions, equipment hours, costs of repairs and preventive maintenance for all equipment.

    QUALIFICATIONS:  
    Working knowledge of light and heavy turf maintenance equipment and automotive apparatuses. Working knowledge of reel, bedknife and rotary blade sharpening and the use of reel grinding equipment. Skill in the use of a variety of equipment repair tools, and the making of various types of mechanical repair. Working knowledge of the theory, care, and operation of internal combustion engines and mowing equipment. Both gasoline and diesel engines. Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession. Ability to move heavy objects. Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions while repairing equipment. Ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and determine appropriate maintenance work. Ability to communicate effectively and keep business records. Knowledge of the game of golf and an understanding of how his/her job performance affects playing conditions of the golf  course. Possession of a valid driver's license.

    COMPENSATION:   
    Salary range at $45,000 to $50,000 (negotiable and commensurate with
    experience). Medical and Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Vacation and Sick Days, retirement program, Expenses paid for local educational seminars, Uniform provided.

    DEADLINE:
    The position will remain open until filled. Starting date for this position is
    Monday, January 8, 2018.

    CONTACT:    Stephen B. Tibbels CGCS

    Acushnet River Valley Golf Course, 685 Main Street. Acushnet, MA 02743
     Tel: 508-985-0047     Mobile: 508-878-2738     Fax: 508-985-0048  
    E-mail: stibbels@acushnet.ma.us

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:26 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Golf Course Mechanic

    Crestwood Country Club
    90 Wheeler Street
    Rehoboth, MA 02769

    Crestwood Country Club is an 18-hole private golf course located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.  We are currently looking for a golf course mechanic to provide mechanical skills to the golf department and to support the golf department’s maintenance operation.

    Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Position is open until filled.

    To apply please contact:
    Todd A Bechtel
    Golf Course Superintendent
    Crestwood Country Club
    Phone: (401) 829-5525


  • Friday, October 06, 2017 5:03 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    JOB DESCRIPTION:  Directs and participates in the daily maintenance of the golf course and property.  Delegates work assignments and special projects while continually assessing golf course conditions.

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Paul Harney Golf Course is an 18 hole, Executive golf course (par 60) with a reputation of immaculate conditions and friendly staff.  We are located in Falmouth on beautiful Cape Cod.

    RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
    ⦁    Program/Monitor and repair irrigation system to ensure efficient water management of golf course
    ⦁    Hiring/training/motivating and managing golf course maintenance employees.
    ⦁    Team with General Manager/Owner on the planning and management of the golf course maintenance budget.
    ⦁    Turfgrass management: Calibration and application of turfgrass nutrients and pest controls.
    ⦁    Mechanical ability:  Experience in the use, maintenance and repair of all relevant tools and equipment.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
        Turfgrass Management Certificate or Degree.
        Experience in Golf Course Management/Maintenance Operations.
        Massachusetts Pesticide Applicators License.
       
    SALARY AND BENEFITS:
    Starting salary commensurate with experience.  Possible transportation (Toyota Tacoma) Medical insurance 50%/50%.  Regional Conferences and annual dues for licensing. Golfing privileges.

    Please send resume to:  phgolf123@aol.com

    SUMMARY:  We are interested in a team player who takes pride in their work/golf course.  Who is "hands on" and communicates well with Management while being organized, friendly and personable with our staff, playing public and neighbors.




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