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.
When hurricane force winds and heavy rains raged through Fredericksburg, Virginia, trees and utilities in the area took a major blow. Picturesque Lake of the Woods Country Club in nearby Locust Grove was not spared by the damaging storm.
When golf courses in the Northeast enter the winter season, the course maintenance needs take on a whole new look. International Golf Maintenance has a long relationship with The Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley, Massachusetts. “We have a complex management program to put the course to bed the right way to prevent winter kill each year. As a company of
Mike O’Neill has been the director of golf at Chicopee Country Club for two years, but he had played the course at least annually for years prior to taking the job.
A recent management change at Lake Ashton Golf Club in Lake Wales, FL, made it clear to the owners they needed some expertise to maintain the golf courses more cost-effectively. In May, they brought in IGM, Inc., with whom they had previous experience at two other area courses.