After more than a year of pandemic conditions, Reflection Bay Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada was thrilled to have the American Junior Golf Association (AJCA) tournament return in early June. The annual tournament at Reflection Bay challenged IGM Golf Course Superintendent Ryan Howell and his maintenance crew to meet tournament standards with limited pandemic-level staffing.
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.
Since the appearance of the Covid 19 virus, we have all seen our lives and livelihoods upended to some extent. As a golf course maintenance contractor with clients across the country, IGM has seen every course challenged in its own way. While some golf courses remained open, with new safety protocols, others closed according to area regulations. Now that parts of the Country have begun opening again, we are all facing a new normal.
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.
Municipally-owned golf courses have long been an issue of discussion. What is the balance between public entertainment and public needs? How do the costs of golf course maintenance and management reconcile with revenues? Are there hidden costs and benefits? Subsidy vs. self-supporting? In 2015, Golf Magazine ranked Florida as having the most courses and most avid golfers in the country. However,