Amanda Fontaine, IGM’s golf course superintendent at The Ledges in Massachusetts, recently returned from a 10-day tour on the grounds crew for the U.S. Women’s Open in Pebble Beach, CA, the top-rated golf course in the country. She said it was “an awesome experience, but also hard, 10-hour days of day and night work on the course. It was no vacation.”
Military service members are trained with a mindset of hard work, team effort, and communication. At IGM, we value the work ethic and values these service members have developed, and we are proud of the veterans who have thrived in our business upon their completion of active duty. The call of the outdoors is strong to many
As a golf course maintenance contractor, IGM always works collaboratively with course owners, management companies, and homeowners’ associations. When disaster strikes, those relationships are even more valuable. Serving golf courses across the country, IGM has preparedness plans for various weather or water situations, but the aftermath of these events varies.
International Golf Maintenance (IGM) has worked day and night since signing an agreement to restore Rose Hill Golf Club, by taking on all golf course maintenance and golf operations. IGM Regional Manager Tyler Minamyer has seized the opportunity to build an exceptional team, make the golf course the best it can be, and achieve the goals of the Rose Hill Property Owners Association (POA).
IGM, a leading golf course maintenance contractor, was recently awarded a 5-year maintenance contract with Country Club of Culpeper, VA. IGM’S management team is currently working directly with the course management, getting the operation up and running with standard operating procedures.
Ludlow Country Club in Massachusetts was facing a financial crisis, with low membership due to neglected golf course maintenance when they hired IGM to help them. Working closely with the Club leadership, IGM developed a plan and budget to turnaround the course. By the end of the 3-year contract term, Ludlow Country Club could not be happier, with membership growth from about 265 to 400.
IGM has golf course maintenance contracts in various regions of the country, so they have demonstrated expertise in managing different climate, seasonal, and water conditions. As Gano says, “Golf courses are – or should be – beautiful, natural environments, and many of us are in the business because of our love for the outdoors and agriculture.”
Hurricanes have a significant impact on the entire business community, and golf courses are large assets that face potentially damaging exposure to wind and water threats. When massive storms barrel toward Florida and other coastal areas, IGM’s golf course maintenance teams waste no time working through an extensive hurricane preparedness checklist for client golf courses.
International Golf Maintenance prides itself on its positive client relationships, working more as partners than vendors with the golf course owners and managers it serves. When Sandridge Golf Club wanted a new short game practice area as a public amenity for its courses, IGM found a way to make it happen at an affordable cost to the municipally owned club.
When honey bees made themselves at home, building colonies at The Ledges Golf Club and Chicopee Country Club, the South Hadley and Chicopee, Massachusetts communities welcomed them. International Golf Maintenance, which provides maintenance services for both golf courses, knew just how to keep them safe.