Culpeper’s Director of Golf Operations Jim McGrath reached out to IGM to help restore the course after several years of superintendent turnover and inconsistent maintenance. Having previously worked in the golf course maintenance field, he knew the Club could benefit from outsourcing maintenance responsibilities. Initial short-term goals included addressing soil health, improving turf conditions, training staff, and organizing the maintenance building.
One year later, McGrath is a satisfied client. “Our top priority was getting the golf course in good shape again. IGM dealt with the agronomic issues, which is what we wanted. We’re putting in the right kind of grass, doing preventive spraying, and following good mowing procedures. It looks manicured again.”
IGM Regional Manager Tyler Minamyer added that some of their work will take a little longer to show results, but they have high expectations for the coming year. “We focused on agronomics, like proper aerification and soil fertility. We also identified problems with equipment and the irrigation system and made repairs.”
McGrath noted that IGM had saved the Country Club a lot of money on equipment. “We had serious issues with our equipment and were planning to replace it, but they did repairs the right way and saved us having to buy new equipment.”
IGM also brought in Superintendent Travis Padgett, an experienced golf course superintendent from another IGM-maintained property. Minamyer praised Padgett’s commitment to getting the job done well and his understanding of the company’s customer service focus. “We’ve had lots of positive comments from golfers,” said Minamyer.
“IGM created calm in the storm. They’ve done staff training in best practices, and we have a plan for the golf course,” said McGrath. “We’re happy and just want to keep going. Our focus this year is playing surfaces.”
IGM provides complete golf course maintenance services in markets across the U.S. The company is committed to agronomic excellence and environmentally conscious methods and products. To request a consult, please contact Greg Plotner, Executive Vice President, 407-589-7200. Additional information may be obtained here.