RHODE ISLAND GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION

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  • January 21, 2021 2:09 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    WAVERLY OAKS GOLF CLUB, Plymouth, MA is a championship daily-fee facility designed by Brian Silva in 1998. The greens, tees and fairways are predominantly a bent/poa mix with RainBird irrigation.  WOGC is seeking a responsible, ambitious individual to join the maintenance crew team. 

    Under the supervision of the Superintendent and Assistant, the 2nd Assistant shall assist with conducting the daily operations of the maintenance program.   Responsibilities would include but not limited to all aspects of maintaining the golf course, clubhouse grounds and associated properties, course set-up, irrigation repair and installation, pesticide/fertilizer applications, routine equipment maintenance and snow removal.

    QUALIFICATIONS:    A turf management degree or certificate.  Two years prior golf course or turf grass maintenance experience.  MA pesticide licensed preferred.    

    COMPENSATION:    Competitive industry standard wages and benefits based on experience

    DEADLINE:        3/1/21

    EMAIL RESUME TO:    Eric E. Newell, CGCS
    enewell@waverlyoaksgc.com
    508-224-1908        

  • January 20, 2021 12:43 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Chequessett Yacht & Country Club 

    General Manager Job Description

    Position Overview: The General Manager is hired by the Board of Governors, reports to the Board President and is responsible for carrying out the Club’s policies, procedures, and directives.

    The General Manager is accountable for the financial performance and all areas of operations for the Club, and daily, directly manages all staff, operations, and departments to ensure the synergism of all Club activities. The General Manager is the Board’s bridge to the staff, the Club’s membership, and committees, enabling the Board to work more exclusively on strategic planning and long-term focus of Club governance.

    Operational Responsibilities

    • The General Manager will provide day to day overall management of the Club, be readily accessible, and provide open lines of communication with our membership and assist our staff in the operation of the Club’s activities.
    • The General Manager will oversee the management of the following departments:
    • Golf Operations lead by the Club Golf Professional who will manage the Pro Shop,Golf tournaments, lessons, and activities, and staff
    • Tennis Operations lead by the Tennis Professional, who will manage tennis tournaments, lessons and activities, court availability and staff
    • Sailing Operations lead by Sailing/Waterfront Manager who will manage sailing events, the Club Boathouse, use of Boathouse equipment, and staff
    • Golf Course Superintendent and course maintenance.
    • Children’s Summer Camps lead by the Camp Manager who will manage the Club’s “Kids” Camp, schedule, and activities,
    • Weddings and Events – lead by the Club’s Events Director who will manage external events/weddings, the scheduling of events, coordination with clients, patrons, and vendors
    • Food and Beverage, led by the Food Service Manager who will manage the operations of the Club’s snack bar, staff, supplies, and food preparation.
    • The General Manager will lead the development, implementation, and oversight of processes to attract and retain members and revenue creating events. Club activities are developed by both management staff and Chequessett committees.
    • The General Manager will provide leadership and oversight of clubhouse operations.
    • The GM ensures the Club is compliant with regulatory requirements (Food, Liquor,Health, etc.), licensing, and insurance.
    • The General Manager, working with the Board and Finance Committee Chair, is responsible for monitoring the financial health of the Club, developing budgets for Board approval, and projecting cashflow requirements.
    • The General Manager will establish an annual planning process that provides a clear, integrated, detailed plan for seasonal activities and operations, ensures appropriate coordination across activities and with facility maintenance, enhances staff knowledge of club activities, and facilitates communication of club activities to members and guests.
    • The GM is responsible for the development and implementation of all service/operating standards training
    • The GM will serve as the Club’s knowledge expert and internal source for training staff on fully utilizing the Club’s management software system.
    • The General Manager will lead the efforts to develop and manage the digital document file and email system for the Club’s files and records
    • The General Manager will participate in the development and implementation of the Club’s Strategic Plan.

    Personnel Management

    • The General Manager has hire and discharge authority of club personnel except for the Course Superintendent and Head Golf Professional. These hire and discharge decisions require Board’s approval.
    • The General Manager will develop, maintain, and disseminate a fundamental management philosophy that recognizes our staff is a key part of our competitive advantage.
    • The GM will help design programs intended to motivate and improve the performance of staff members. These programs and initiatives should consider the needs of members and staff.
    • The primary task of the General Manager is to ensure that direct report’s goals and objectives are defined, understood, evaluated, and enhanced on a continual basis.
    • The General Manager will refine and monitor basic personnel policies consistent with the Board’s desire to always treat employees fairly, and to be compliant with applicable laws and regulations.

    Leadership

    • The General Manager is responsible for providing energized, motivated leadership for department managers and staff. He/she is innovative and accepts responsibility for the Club’s performances in all areas. Additionally, her/she shall provide consistency and continuity for the Club and shall exhibit strong executive leadership to all areas of the operations, including the Board and Committees. The General Manager will advise both new Presidents and Board Members to ensure continuity of the Club’s operations/procedures.
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with all staff to ensure clear understanding of individuals’ roles, activity objectives as well as club goals, ensure effective coordination across club functions, ensure staff knowledge of club activities regardless of department, and foster cooperation.
    • Ensure effective, accurate, and timely communication with members about club activities and member inquiries.
    • Interact with staff, members, guests, and the community in a manner that is professional, positive, and works to always ensure customer satisfaction
    • Act as a liaison between Chequessett and the surrounding communities to cultivate relationships and support the overall objectives of Chequessett. This includes businesses, local governments, and civic organizations
    • The General Manager is highly visible to both members and staff, and listens to their input, praise, and criticisms.

    Term of Employment:  Full time, Year-round

    Requirements & Qualifications:

    • Minimum of 4-year college degree in business administration, hospitality, or related field of study
    • Preference given to Professional Gold Management or related degree
    • Strong personnel management, public speaking, communication, and written skills
    • Experience in vendor and supply-chain management
    • Financial management
    • Human Resource management
    • Passion for success with high energy and the proven ability to drive successful change while delivering strong results.
    • Knowledgeable about Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, operation and monitoring is a plus.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to kgrayson@pgahq.com

  • January 12, 2021 11:23 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    About Cape Cod National Golf Club:
    Cape Cod National Golf Club (CCN) is an 18-hole championship golf course located in Brewster, Massachusetts. Founded by John & Linda Pfeffer, Cape Cod National opened its doors in 1998. Our Brian Silva designed layout has received numerous accolades over the years and is regularly recognized in state and national rankings. We are golf only facility. Privately owned and managed the club with 250 members and a significant waiting list. Member satisfaction is high, with nearly no resignations in the past two years.

    Our Greens are constructed to USGA specifications and planted with L-93.
    Currently, we are in the process of applying Poacure to eliminate Annual Bluegrass from our putting surfaces. Over the past few years, our greens have been aggressively over-seeded with new varieties of bentgrass further improve playability. The Tee Boxes and Fairways are a mix of creeping bentgrass, colonial bentgrass, and chewings fescue.

    Constant improvement is a cornerstone of our culture at Cape Cod National. This past fall we completed several projects such as rebuilding the driving range tee, expanding our short game area, re-facing several bunkers, and enhancing cart path access. Over the years the club has invested heavily in maintenance equipment to ensure that we have the resources we need to provide the playing conditions the members expect. Our last three Lead Assistants moved on to Head Superintendent Positions with the most recent one securing a head position in the spring of 2020.

    Job Summary:
    We are seeking a highly motivated Assistant Superintendent who is looking to take the next step in their career with the ultimate goal of becoming a Head Superintendent. We are looking for someone to work side by side with our crew of 25 employees to help provide our members with the best playing conditions possible. We provide a positive work environment with a reasonable work/life balance.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work hand in hand with the superintendent to develop and implement an agronomic program.
    • Create implement daily maintenance schedules
    • Recruit, train, and supervise a staff of 25 in season.
    • Supervise, record, and participate in fertilizer and chemical applications (We are currently using Playbooks chemical app program) (GPS sprayer has been purchased for 2021 season)
    • Communicate with the equipment manager to ensure needed equipment is ready for use. Ensure equipment is cleaned and stored properly.
    • Involved in the daily course setup and inspection.
    • Assist in water management; irrigation scheduling, monitoring (TDR), hand watering with the goal of a firm turf is healthy turf.
    • Assist and supervise safe tree management practices i.e. removals, pruning, and tree health applications.
    • Must be able to safely operate equipment relate to in house golf course improvement projects
    • Involved in budget development and implementation  

    Qualifications

    • Certificate, 2 or 4-year degree in turf or related focus.
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a 2nd assistant or AIT at a similar level club
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • A passion for the game of golf including the desire to play and a general understanding of the rules.
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Must have or obtain Ma Category 37 Commercial Turf Pesticide license within 90 days of hire.

    Salary and Benefits

    • $48-55k Annual salary BOE
    • Holiday Bonus
    • SIMPLE IRA with 3% Match
    • 100% of Individual Health Insurance
    • Earn Time Off
    • Paid Sick Time
    • Short and Long term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Uniforms & Uniform Allowance
    • Golfing Privileges
    • Regional & National Dues
    • Local & Regional continuing education
    • Transitional housing assistance

    To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Eric Strzepek, Golf Course Superintendent at estrzepek@ccngolf.org

  • January 11, 2021 11:30 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Job Title: Harmony Field Merchandiser

    Work Area:
    Harmony Outdoor Brands, LLC was created and founded from a desire to have a premium sod grass brand, that conformed to the geographic needs of each region of the U.S., and measured up to industry best practices. Harmony is the Nation’s #1 provider of turfgrass. We are currently seeking a self-motivated independent contractor to be a Harmony Field Merchandiser. This position services our retail partners in the DC Area / Boston, MA Area (2 separate ones) under the direction of the Territory Manager. The ideal candidate is independent, ambitious and driven to succeed.

    Job Description:
    ⦁    Regular store visits in multiple retail locations in a pre-determined geographic area (territory)
    ⦁    Take inventory of sod at stores in territory
    ⦁    Inspecting sod hut (sod display outside Garden) to include structure stability and condition
    ⦁    Partner and build relationships with retail store associates
    ⦁    Provide training to associates in garden on the ways of selling Harmony Sod
    ⦁    Regularly distribute sales tool collateral at Garden Department, Customer Service Desk and PRO Sales Desk
    ⦁    Use company provided mobile technology to perform basic job functions and provide store updates and photos
    ⦁    Maintain a quick work pace with effective time management
    ⦁    Must have flexibility and adaptability to changes in territory coverage.
    ⦁    This position averages 30-35 hours per week
     
    Key Attributes for Success:

    • Ability to operate efficiently under minimal supervision (self-managed role)
    • Reliability
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • A willingness to be trained and follow procedures accurately
    • Ability to work effectively with others

    Job Requirements:
    ⦁    Must have daytime availability M- F
    ⦁    Ability to lift 20 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations
    ⦁    Be able to climb ladder unassisted and use basic tools
    ⦁    High school diploma, GED, or 1-2 years of retail sales or merchandising experience.
    ⦁    Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills as this position requires daily discussions with customers at all personnel levels.
    ⦁    Demonstrated ability to multi-task, elevated sense of urgency, and attention to detail.
    ⦁    Adaptability to changing demands and client goals.
    ⦁    Strength working independently, but also as a member of the larger company team

    Job Type:  Seasonal / Contract

    Salary:  $16.00 to $18.50 /hour

    To apply, please send resume to jhazelwood@harmonybrands.com

  • January 08, 2021 1:19 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Irrigation Technician - Blue Rock Golf Course, South Yarmouth, MA

    Blue Rock Golf Course is a championship Par-3 golf course designed by Geoffrey Cornish located on Cape Cod.  The course is owned and operated by The Davenport Companies, a fourth-generation, family-owned business which has been in business for over fifty years and owns and operates more than a dozen companies throughout New England.  Blue Rock Golf Course has been recognized as a Top Par-3 in the country by Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated and was voted Best Mid-Cape Golf Course by the readers of Cape Cod Life Magazine.

    Job Summary
    The Irrigation Technician will be responsible for maintaining and repairing the golf course’s irrigation system as well as performing other golf course maintenance tasks as needed.  The ideal candidate will be a team orientated individual who has a positive attitude and can work both independently and with other members on a small crew.  Must be willing to work in other areas of The Davenport Companies as needed.

    Experience Requirements
    Minimum 1 year golf or landscape irrigation experience

    Education
    High school diploma or equivalent

    Special Requirements
    Valid driver’s license

    Job Benefits
    ⦁    Health/Dental Insurance
    ⦁    401k with company match
    ⦁    Paid holidays
    ⦁    Vacation time and PTO
    ⦁    Uniforms
    ⦁    Discounted meals in season
    ⦁    Golfing privileges

    Send cover letter, resume, and professional references to Mark Bornas at mbornas@bluerockgolfcourse.com

  • January 06, 2021 5:19 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Facility Name: Warwick Country Club

    Facility Location:
    394 Narragansett Bay Avenue, Warwick, Rhode Island 02889

    Position / Title:
    Greens Superintendent

    Facility Description:  Located on picturesque Narragansett Bay, this historic club offers unparalleled views of the west passage, East Greenwich Bay and the Jamestown and Newport Bridges. Our facilities include an 18-hole Donald Ross designed golf course, golf practice areas, two clay tennis courts, three hard surface tennis courts, a platform tennis court, an Olympic-size swimming pool, newly renovated baths, plus a beach area. In the summer, our members and guests may choose from indoor dining or from several outdoor deck areas.  
    www.warwickcc.com

    Experience Desired:  Minimum of 3-years as Superintendent in a high-quality
    facility or 1st Assistant

    Duties Description:  Click here for Overview of the Greens Superintendent Position

    Special Skills:  

    • Advance computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Pesticide Application License
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Good command of Spanish Language


    Compensation / Benefits:  Commensurate with experience and abilities

    Education Level Required:  Degree in Agronomy/Turf Management BA/BS

    Date Position Available:  Immediately

    Application Deadline:  January 25, 2021

    Apply To:  rshaughnessy@warwickcc.com

    How to Apply (electronically or by mail):  Email

    Date Posted:  Immediately

  • January 04, 2021 12:00 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Golf Course Superintendent Position

    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 is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include possible transportation (Toyota Tacoma), Medical insurance 50%/50%, Regional Conferences and annual dues for licensing plus golfing privileges.  The Superintendent will have weekends off as well.

    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.

  • December 23, 2020 10:33 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Facility Name:
    The Orchards Golf Course
    Facility Location:
    137 Kozlowski Road, Milford, CT
    Position / Title:
    Golf Course Superintendent

    Facility Description:
    The Orchards Golf Course is a 9 hole par 32 layout in the heart of Milford, Connecticut and is owned by the City of Milford, CT.  The course is a valuable recreational amenity for the City and is kept in exceptional condition.  The course is open to the public and averages 30,000+ rounds per season.  The course is operated/managed by The Northeast Golf Company.  This position is with The Northeast Golf Company/Golf Course Management Services.  

    Experience Desired:

    • HUNGRY, RESPONSIBLE, SELF STARTING INDIVIDUAL DEDICATED TO THE PROFESSION LOOKING TO MAKE THIS COURSE THEIR OWN!
    • 3-5 years experience as a Golf Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent
    • Computer skills required for financial reporting and control of operations, including use of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Valid Driver's License
    • CT Pesticide Application License (or application for CT license)


    Duties Description:

    • 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 systems.
    • Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff. Up to 3. Conducts employee performance evaluations and exercises disciplinary action.
    • 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.
    • Provides and/or 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- Must have current CT Pesticide Applicators License.
    • Coordinates all maintenance expenses associated with Golf Course Operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers with General Manager/Owner.
    • Develops annual operating budget and plans for maintenance.
    • Maintains records and completes required reporting. Order parts, supplies and equipment as needed.
    • Communicates course conditions, issues daily with Clubhouse Manager
    • Coordinates snow removal and winter maintenance activities.

    Special Skills:

    • Knowledge of management and maintenance of 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 skill to resolve conflict and work with supervisors, City officials, employees, and the general public.
    • 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

    Compensation / Benefits:

    • Salary: $50,000/commensurate with the requirements of the position *This is a position with The Northeast Golf Company and will require in season commitment up to 10-12 hours per day to reach our agronomic goals.
    • Vacation: 5 days after 3 months of service, 5 additional days after 6 months of service plus off season flex time  
    • Term: One year, renewable with 6 month and 12 month performance reviews during year one.
    • 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 Bonuses available following review and vesting period.

    Education Level Required:

    • 2-year Degree or Certificate in Turf Management (or related field, like agronomy, horticulture, plant science, soil science).


    Date Position Available:
    Employment will begin/expected no later than March 1, 2021

    Application Deadline:
    February 1, 2021

    Apply To:
    Robert McNeil, The Northeast Golf Company
    118 Beauchamp Drive
    Saunderstown, RI 02874
    rmcneil@northeastgolfcompany.com
    732-915-8385

    How to Apply (electronically or by mail):
    Email resume, cover letter of interest to rmcneil@northeastgolfcompany.com

    Date Posted:
    12-11-20


  • November 30, 2020 10:11 AM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

    Assistant Superintendent

    Button Hole Golf and Teaching Center, Providence, RI

    Job Summary
    The Assistant Superintendent will be involved in all aspects of maintaining the golf course and will work closely with the Superintendent to implement our practices to achieve maintenance goals.  The ideal candidate will be a team orientated individual who has a positive attitude and can work both independently and with other members on a small crew.  Must be willing to work weekend shifts as the season requires.

    Experience Requirements

    3-5 years experience

    Education

    2/4 year degree or certificate in Turfgrass Management or related field preferred, but not required

    Special Requirements

    • Valid driver’s license
    • BCI Check

    Job Benefits

    •  Health/Dental Insurance, Uniforms
    •  Very Competitive Salary

    Send cover letter, resume, and professional references to John Rourke, Golf Course Superintendent.  jrourke@buttonhole.org
    401.207.6757
    Do not apply in person or by postal service.


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