I love golf. Not just the game, but the entire atmosphere of the golfing experience. Since I was seventeen years old, all I have known has been working on the golf course. Unique for a superintendent, I have spent time on the other side of the business working in the pro shop and servicing golfers on a daily basis. This time dealing with patrons each day has given me invaluable knowledge relating to what golfers think of the course each day and how I can strive to meet their demands in course conditions as a superintendent. As my career has advanced, I truly enjoy working as part of the maintenance staff and feel blessed each day to be a part of this fantastic industry.
Along the way to becoming Superintendent at Forsgate Country Club, I saw stops at TPC Scottsdale, Congressional Country Club, Pelham Country Club, and Marine Park Golf Course.
I gained experience in PGA Tour event preparation and hosting, countless in-house construction projects, and attained my education in turfgrass from Rutgers University while leading up to my current position. While I thoroughly enjoyed my time at all of these great facilities, none can compare to Marine Park, because it is my first position as the head Golf Course Superintendent.
EDUCATION & LICENSES
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY
CERTIFICATION IN PROFESSIONAL TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT, 2001
MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY, MANSFIELD, PENNSYLVANIA
B.A. IN GEOGRAPHY, EMPHASIS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 1993
Varsity Golf Team Participant — 1990 NAIA National Golf Finals
NEW YORK STATE PESTICIDE APPLICATORS LICENSE
GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
METROPOLITAN GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION
During my tenure at Marine Park, we embarked on a sweeping plan that renovated many areas of the course, including bunkers, tee complexes, drainage and irrigation upgrades, and the addition of fescue mounding to the course. As a result of excellent conditions and improved course features, Marine Park experienced a steady increase in rounds played each year I was there. I found the unique challenges in presiding over a property within New York City limits rewarding and educational.
Under my leadership at Forsgate, it has also seen great improvement in daily course conditions, rivaling many of the top clubs in the New York Metropolitan area. I welcome all opportunities this industry has continued to provide me and look forward to many more years out on the course.