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.
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.
Jeff Miller, IGM Superintendent at Brays Island Golf Club in South Carolina, has always been interested in landscaping and agriculture, but it was in college that the idea of working on a golf course occurred to him. What he really finds rewarding, though is “seeing what’s accomplished every day. I can ride the course and see the results of all our hard work.”