At IGM, our agronomic professionals work hard to maintain healthy, attractive, and environmentally appropriate golf courses for our clients year-round. In times of emergency, we stay in daily contact with clients to ensure we are meeting their needs as situations change. During the COVID 19 pandemic, some golf courses are seeing an increase in business, while some in resort areas are facing cancelled rounds as people forego travel.
IGM West Coast Regional Manager Jon Dodds has always known he wanted to work outdoors. At age 13, he took up golfing, and his pleasure in the game has never waned. Though his adolescent goal was to be a professional golfer, in college he turned his attention to turf management. That decision has kept Dodds on golf courses and working outside ever since.
Golf courses are major business investments, and the top priority for golf course owners - whether private or municipal - is to achieve financial sustainability and success. Numerous factors contribute to that goal, including golfer retention, competitive prices, appealing amenities and grounds, all while lowering costs when possible. This article focuses on how outsourcing golf course maintenance to IGM can reduce management expenses.
The primary focus of the golf course maintenance team is ensuring quality performance and appearance of fairways and greens. However, IGM professionals know an often overlooked component of success is maintaining organized, neat, and efficiently run maintenance facilities.
Enjoying hard work outdoors is typically the first response to the question of “why work on a golf course?” However, other benefits are as diverse as the golf courses themselves. As a leading golf course maintenance contractor, IGM offers job opportunities at courses across the country.
IGM welcomes Angler’s Green Golf Course in Mulberry, FL to its roster of golf course maintenance clients. Angler’s Green joins Four Lakes and Lake Henry golf courses in Winter Haven, FL as the third Century Communities property to contract with IGM for complete groundskeeping and maintenance.
Golf course owners dream of pristine fairways and fast greens teeming with satisfied golfers marking down their best scores – and returning to play another round. But a good round of golf doesn’t begin with play.
Our partnership with Brays Island Plantation owners stands out as an example of the efficient, cost-effective capital improvement process that can be achieved through collaborative planning and budgeting.
IGM and the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts have established a positive partnership in The Ledges Golf Club since 2005. The Howard Maurer designed golf course was built in 2001, and its maintenance was outsourced to IGM four years later. Through the mutual trust that developed, IGM was contracted to provide complete management services for The Ledges Golf Club, beginning January, 2019.
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.