RHODE ISLAND GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION

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  • November 05, 2021 3:07 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Facility

    Pine Brook Country Club is a private full amenities golf club located in the metro Boston area. Originally designed by Stiles and Van Cleek in 1924. The golf course will be finishing a master plan by Ron Forse in the fall of 2022.

    EXPERIENCE

    Will train the right individual, golf course experience a plus

    DUTIES

    The candidate will be involved in all facets of golf course maintenance. This position will have specific duties including but not limited to: fertilizer/chemical applications, equipment operation, hand watering, irrigation repair, course setup, and snow removal.  

    SPECIAL SKILLS

    Able to obtain a MA applicators license within 60 days of hire
     
    COMPENSATION

    $20-$25/HR + overtime , Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance (75%-25%), dental. 401K, gas allowance , meals(in season), uniforms and golfing privileges.

    AVAILABILITY

    Winter 2021/Spring 2022

    HOW TO APPLY

    Email cover letter/resume to dcarter@pbccma.com  

  • October 29, 2021 12:40 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Lincoln Country Club (LCC) is a private, 9-hole, par 35, 5700-yard golf course located on 58 acres in Lincoln Rhode Island. LCC is currently operating with full membership with a 20% waiting list and has averaged nearly 15,000 rounds per season over the last  five years. LCC is operated/managed by its membership and governed by its Board of Governors (BOG). The Golf Course Superintendent position is directly with Lincoln Country Club and reports to the Greens Committee Chairperson and the BOG.

    Lincoln Country Club is seeking an experienced, responsible, self-motivated, and innovative individual to embrace the position of Golf Course Superintendent. This individual will motivate and lead the grounds staff and take a hands-on approach to managing the golf course. The successful candidate must take pride in presentation and in delivering exceptional playing conditions for Lincoln Country Club members and guests. The Golf Course Superintendent will work closely with LCC staff (PGA Golf Professional, food & beverage vendor) and report directly to the Greens Committee Chairperson.

    Responsibilities:

    • Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and natural areas, environmental zones, and water bodies on the facility grounds.
    • Manages water usage and the irrigation system.
    • Recruits and manages golf course maintenance staff. Conducts employee performance evaluations and exercises disciplinary action.
    • Provides and/or participates in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.) on the golf course grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. Must have a current RI Pesticide Applicators License.
    • Coordinates all expenses associated with the maintenance of the golf course grounds, including staff payroll, equipment, supplies, chemicals, and fertilizers.
    • Develops an annual golf course maintenance operating plan and works with the Greens Committee Chairperson and BOG to develop an annual greens budget.
    • Creates an equipment maintenance plan, maintains records, and completes required reporting. Orders service, parts, and supplies as needed.
    • Communicates golf course maintenance equipment needs with the Greens Committee Chairperson and BOG.
    • Communicates course condition issues daily with staff and escalates issues/concerns to the Greens Committee Chairperson when necessary.
    • Provides technical, operational and safety training for/with employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, club safety, state, and federal guidelines for safe working conditions.
    • Coordinates a HAZCOM program and training for handling various chemicals used on the golf course grounds.
    • Creates and manages Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all chemicals used on the golf course grounds.
    • Instill a sense of pride and teamwork which will contribute to achieving LCC’s vision of being the premier 9-hole private facility in the area.
    • Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities for the facility.

    Experience/Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Agronomy or a minimum 2-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management, (or related field, such as horticulture, plant science, soil science) or other appropriate combinations of technical education, training, and experience.
    • Four or more years of experience with golf course maintenance operation and maintenance staff management.
    • Extensive experience in growth/maintenance of all turf grasses, included but not limited to Bent grass, Poa Annua and bluegrass turf.
    • Demonstrated experience in construction, renovation, and grow-in experience.
    • Knowledge of environmental safety rules, regulations, and policies. Ability to conduct job site inspections to ensure compliance.
    • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
    • Demonstrated ability managing service contracts and developing/managing budgets.
    • All pertinent chemical and pesticide certifications are required.

    Special Skills:

    • Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work.
    • Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating, and motivating personnel.
    • Working knowledge and familiarity of computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products.
    • Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play.
    • General knowledge of mechanical equipment workings and reparations.
    • Basic knowledge of the Spanish language is desired but not required.

    Compensation / Benefits:


    Salary:
    Commensurate with experience pertaining to the requirements of the position. This is a position with Lincoln Country Club and will require year-round dedicated commitment to reach our agronomic goals.

    Vacation:
    Five days after three months of service, five additional days after 6 months of service, plus off-season flex time.

    Term:
    One year with biannual performance reviews with a 3-year renewable option after year one requiring mutual consent of both parties.

    Additional package offerings:
    Up to $1000 in professional education (trade shows, classes, courses, certifications) subject to approval; regional and national association dues. health insurance benefits, 401K benefits, performance bonus available.

    Position Available:  January 1, 2022

    Application Deadline: November 10, 2021

    Qualified professionals are encouraged to email a cover letter and resume by November 10 to:  lincolncountryclubri@gmail.com
    Be sure to attach these documents in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

    Lincoln Country Club
    c/o Board of Governors
    31 Dexter Rock Road
    Lincoln RI, 02865

  • October 20, 2021 2:25 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    About the Club
    Founded in 1897, Agawam Hunt is one of the original 25 USGA Member Clubs. A family friendly, year-round club located minutes from downtown Providence, Agawam boasts some of the finest recreational facilities in New England, including a historic Donald Ross designed golf course.

    Golf Course and Grounds Superintendent
    Job Overview
    Responsible for maintaining a championship 18 hole golf course and overall grounds maintenance for a 130 acre property. Duties will also include maintenance of 10 grass tennis courts, 4 HarTru clay courts, and landscaping around the clubhouse. The responsibilities include: turf grass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, budget/forecasting, financial management, member relations, scheduling/maintenance of irrigation systems, BPM (Best Management Practices), IPM chemical applications and related recordings, and compliance of regulatory issues.

    Agawam Hunt is proud to be in partnership with The Nature Conservancy to manage and preserve our Golf Course in perpetuity. Under guidance from the Conservancy, we are committed to an environmental approach to maintenance that includes replantation of native species and lower water and chemical usage that preserves the integrity of our outstanding turf while also ensuring that our environment is safe for our members and wildlife.

    Basic Functions:

    • Responsible for all phases of Golf Maintenance and Agronomic operations, cost control, and personnel, and improvement plans.
    • Direct reporting relationship to the Managing Partner/General Manager.
    • Works closely with, advises, and coordinates with the Assistant General Manager, Head Golf Professional, Golf Committee, and Executive Management Team as required on any issues related to golf course and grounds maintenance.
    • Directs and participates in the construction and execution of capital improvement plans for the golf course, tennis, and clubhouse grounds.
    • Designs and implements landscape plans for facility grounds.
    • Administers and enforces all Club rules, regulations and policies for staff.
    • Supports and assists with membership communications related to golf course operations.
    • One on one professional member interaction necessary in addition to regular email communication to membership.
    • Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver. A strong work ethic, a hands on approach with the ability to delegate when necessary, fiscal responsibility, and professionalism required.
    • Must be able to work with and ultimately take input/direction from the Agawam team and prioritize tasking in the best interest of the club.

    Primary Duties

    • Oversees the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and wetlands on the facility grounds.
    • Maintains an aggressive water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems and provides monthly reporting on retaining ponds, Ten Mile River, and other water source usage.
    • Recruits, supervises, and trains maintenance staff. Conducts employee performance evaluations bi annually and exercises disciplinary action as needed. Creates an environment of trust, teamwork, and opportunity for employee advancement.
    • Provides technical, operational, and safety training for employees to ensure that staff is working within OSHA, club safety, state, and federal guidelines for safe working conditions.
    • Oversees subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment. Plans and budgets for additional or replacement capital expenditures.
    • Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the Club's grounds in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
    • Supervises and controls all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course and Grounds Operations , including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers.
    • Develops annual operating budget and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects.
    • Maintains records and completes required reporting. Orders parts, supplies, and equipment as needed.
    • Schedules maintenance practices around member play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to members.
    • Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities, including year round golf play, when and where necessary.
    • Attends and participates in Club Meetings as requested by the Executive Team.
    • Oversees the mechanic to repair and perform preventative maintenance on golf course equipment as required.

    Knowledge & Skills Required

    • Knowledge of management and maintenance of poa annual/bent greens, fairways and roughs.
    • Knowledge of use and operating standards of equipment and tools used in golf course construction and maintenance work.
    • Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel.
    • Interpersonal skills to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, officials, employees, members and the general public.
    • Knowledge of safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products.
    • Knowledge of irrigation systems and best practice water management techniques, including hand watering and use of ground water meters Knowledge of the game of golf, golf rules and methods of play.
    • Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment, and material requirements related to golf course/grounds maintenance and repair assignments.
    • Ability and knowledge to lay out irrigation patterns, drainage patterns, construct tees, bunkers, and/or greens.
    • Knowledge of and ability to execute equipment maintenance as required.
    • Ability to be hands on and a team player.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • 3-5 years experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1st Assistant at a Golf course with a proven track record of excellent playing conditions and continuous improvement.
    • Working knowledge and familiarity of computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Valid Driver's License.
    • Pesticide Application License
    • Minimum two year College degree in turfgrass management (four years strongly preferred)
    • Basic knowledge of the Spanish language preferred

    Qualified professionals are encouraged to email a cover letter and resume by December 1st to:
    Human Resources
    Agawam Hunt
    careers@agawamhunt.org

    Important: Please save your resume and letter in the following manner for attachment to your email submission:
    “Last Name, First Name - Resume”
    “Last Name, First Name - Cover Letter”
    (These documents should be in Word or PDF format.)



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