The ultimate “golf geek” with over 25 years of experience as a superintendent and many more playing the game.
What does your job entail?
Visiting golf course maintenance facilities and assisting superintendents to maintain a safe workplace.
What is a typical day like?
Walking golf maintenance facilities shooting the breeze with superintendents and their staff. Spending time in pesticide/fertilizer storage buildings conducting hazardous material inventories.
Favorite memory from work?
Working the GIS shows and meeting different people from the golf industry.
What’s a common question you get from customers?
“How do things look? What do I need to do to be in compliance?”
What do you like most about your job?
After being a superintendent myself for 25 plus years, 10 years as a Certified Superintendent, I enjoy the interaction with other superintendents and their staff. Birds of a feather flock together?
What are your hobbies and other interests outside of work?
Biking and playing golf. When I’m not playing golf, I can be found somewhere with a cold beer watching golf with friends. Just kind of a golf nut!
Where are you from?
Originally from CT. But have spent the last 48 years in SW. FL. Marco Island / Naples FL.
Where did you go to school?
Lake City graduate of 1981.
How did you end up in the Golf business?
Took up the game of golf at an early age growing up on Marco Island FL. and got introduced to golf course operations after spending a “Career Day” at Marco Island CC during high school. I liked the smell of freshly cut grass and fertilizer. That was before I got a whiff of Orthene!
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
Biking and playing golf with friends. Hate to go a day without seeing the beach!
Who are your favorite sports teams?
Season ticket holder for the Miami Dolphins from 1984-2003. What more can I say. Those fun Dan Marino days!
What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?
I’ve been Condo Association President for the past 15 years. Much like being a superintendent, have to take on a lot of different issues and listen to complaints from seasonal residents.