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.
Everyone with a lawn knows a lot of work goes into having green grass, from regular mowing and watering to fertilizing and pest control. Imagine being responsible for a hundred-acre lawn that also has ponds, bunkers, and sand traps. That’s what a Golf Course Superintendent faces seven days a week. Every great round of golf starts with the
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.
Remember putting your way through castles and windmills on miniature golf courses as a kid? Golf course superintendents have taken those memories to a higher level, with Superintendent Revenge Tournaments on 18-hole country club and municipal courses.