Amanda Fontaine: Growing Up on a Golf Course

2022-02-07T23:10:37+00:00February 7, 2022|Budgeting, Construction, Employee Spotlight, Environmental, Golf Maintenance, Superintendent Spotlight, Superintendents|

Raking bunkers on a golf course was literally child’s play for Amanda Fontaine. Today, it’s part of her job as IGM’s Golf Course Superintendent at The Ledges in Massachusetts. Following in her father’s footsteps, Amanda says she fought the pull to the agricultural world for a long time before giving in and climbing the golf course maintenance rungs to her current role with IGM.

Building a Baseball Field and Community Ties

2021-08-31T15:34:07+00:00August 31, 2021|business development, Capital Improvements, Construction, Environmental, Golf Maintenance, Renovation, West Coast Courses|

IGM is well known in the golf course maintenance industry, but we enjoy having opportunities to expand our services to benefit our communities. A perfect example is IGM’s relationship with the Bear Valley Springs Association. IGM’s golf course crew maintains the BVSA Oak Tree Golf Course, plus we employ a grounds crew to maintain landscaping, parks, and other amenities within the Association’s community. Most recently, it was all hands-on deck to complete a top-quality baseball field.

IGM Embraces New Technology for the Environment

2021-03-08T22:47:43+00:00March 7, 2021|business development, Capital Improvements, Environmental, Golf Maintenance, Management, News|

IGM is known in the golf course maintenance industry for its environmentally sensitive approach to achieving healthy, attractive turf and landscaping. Recently, the company installed new soil sensors, SP-110’s by Spiio, at Lake of the Woods golf course in Locust Grove, Virginia. The sensors monitor moisture, temperature, salinity, and sunlight reaching the course turf. 

Golf Courses and the Environment

2019-12-11T02:35:24+00:00December 18, 2019|business development, East Coast Courses, Environmental|

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.”

Golf Course Hurricane Preparations

2019-09-20T18:27:14+00:00October 1, 2019|East Coast Courses, Environmental, Hurricanes|

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.

What’s the Buzz? IGM’s Efforts to Save Honey Bees

2019-06-28T16:56:54+00:00June 27, 2019|East Coast Courses, Environmental, Management|

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.

Drought Recovery at Widow’s Walk

2019-08-14T20:37:35+00:00April 9, 2018|Environmental, Golf Maintenance|

Two years of drought and irrigation restrictions in Massachusetts severely impacted area golf courses, including IGM-maintained Widow’s Walk Golf Course in Scituate. By implementing a significant water conservation and drought recovery plan, IGM was able to preserve the greens, but other parts of the course suffered turf loss and damage by the end of the summer of 2016.

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