Full-time Certified Golf Course Superintendent

19 January 2018

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Country: USA
State: South Carolina

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Full-time Certified Golf Course Superintendent
Golf club in Fort Mill, South Carolina is looking for a Full-time Certified Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
The Golf Course Superintendent will report to the Director of Golf and work closely with the Head Golf Professional. The hands-on Head Golf Course Superintendent, through effective management and leadership, will ensure the best possible golf course, surroundings and facility conditions on a day-to-day basis. The Head Golf Course Superintendent will continue to ensure a high level of standards and lead the golf course maintenance team by example, not hesitating to “get his/her hands dirty.” A culture of teamwork and staff support/development is crucial to success, as is a genuine passion for the industry, a sincere appreciation for the game of golf and uncompromising attention to detail. Continuing education is required to stay current with technologies, certifications, and trends. Involvement with the local and national superintendent’s chapters is encouraged. Industry best practices will be sought out and utilized.

Key Functions:
• Establish professional relationships with fellow management, staff, and membership.
• Familiarization with entire property.
• Assessment of current turf, equipment, and inventory conditions. Supervises repair and maintenance of mechanical and motorized equipment used on the golf course.
• Assessment of current staff while creating a culture of respect and teamwork. Performs supervisory duties within area of responsibility including: makes daily work assignments, authorizes overtime, recommends disciplinary actions, participates in hiring decisions, conducts performance appraisals, authorizes leave time and conducts training.
• Update standard operating and course conditioning procedures.
• Evaluate turf and soil conditions along with current maintenance practices and long-term recommendations to improve the golf course experience.
• Maintain adequate inventory of fertilizer, herbicides, soil conditioners and other related supplies.
• Manages operation of golf course irrigation and drainage systems an establishes irrigation schedule. Ensures wells and pumps are in good working order.
• Enforces industry safety practices including adherence to relevant federal, state and local regulations. Maintains current applicator’s license for application of chemicals.
• Works with Golf Shop staff to ensure smooth golf course operations and minimum disruption to golfers. Assists Golf Professional with requests for Shotgun starts and event set-up.
• Develop team training, evaluation, and development systems.
• Preparation of annual operating budget for approval. Monitors expenditures to ensure fiscal responsibility.
• Management of operational & capital budgets.
• Performs other duties as needed and/or required.

Requirements:
Advanced knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices.
Successful experience with Ultradwarf Bermudagrass Greens preferred.
Familiarity with irrigation and drainage systems.
Continues education to remain current in common practices and technologies.
Self-motivated and high energy leader with a contagious proactive and professional approach.
Ability to create long-lasting and strong professional relationships with Director of Golf, Head Golf Professional, and other management.
Strong budget management and capital planning skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Strong, detailed observational skills.
Highly organized and creative.
Confident and level-headed, with strong observational skills used to develop a high-performance team.
Strong equipment management skills and understanding of modern equipment technologies.
Understanding of all pest control techniques including excellent understanding of controlling nematodes.
High level of knowledge and appreciation for the game of golf.
Superintendent with a minimum of five years’ experience at a golf course with a reputation for consistent superior conditions.
A degree in turf management or related field of study required.
Certification is preferred.

How to apply:
Please apply via the URL provided.

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