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Assistant-in-Training

East Lake Golf Club
Charles Aubry
2640 Glenwood Avenue
Atlanta, GA, 30317, US

Email: caubry@eastlakegolfclub.com
Phone: 4046872454
Fax: 4046872454

Posted: Apr 16 2018
Educational Requirements:
2-4 year degree preferred or Turf Certificate.
Experience Requirements:
• Minimum 1 season of golf course maintenance experience.
• Looking for an individual with a strong work ethic looking to build a career in the Industry.
• Creative person with a good attitude, an eye for detail and strong communication skills.
• Must be self-disciplined and able to carry out goals established by Assistant Superintendents.
• GA State Pesticide Applicators License or ability to obtain one within 3 months of hire.
Special Requirements:
The Post-Graduate Assistant in Training (A.I.T.) is a developmental position for individuals who want to learn how a high-end Agronomic Department operates throughout the year. Individuals will learn how to prepare for large-scale tournaments such as the PGA TOUR Championship and East Lake Cup. Individuals need to have a strong desire to excel within the industry, as well as take serious interest in preparing a golf course for nationally televised events. A.I.T’s will report directly to First and Second Assistant Superintendents. Post Graduates will be heavily involved in all aspects of course maintenance with specific focus on key tasks which are critical to achieving tournament-ready course conditioning.

Opportunities Include:

• Annual renovations and grow in experience
• Networking opportunities with PGA Tour Agronomist
• In-depth understanding of Lynx central control system and daily set up of irrigation
• In-depth understanding of plant protection products and use
• Supervisory roles
• Thorough understanding of a wide range of equipment operation
• Base understanding of equipment repair and maintenance
• Annually host Top 30 PGA TOUR players in the final playoff tournament for the PGA TOUR

Throughout your tenure the Assistant Superintendents and Superintendent will work personally with the AIT to improve their abilities and career opportunities. The AIT’s will take full responsibility in one sector of golf course maintenance at a time such as moisture management, or pesticide application, and change roles throughout the year to ensure all aspects of agronomy are achieved. We demand professionalism, as well as high quality performance. This is to ensure that in future endeavors the AIT is leaving our program with a well rounded knowledge of golf course management. The expectation is that AIT’s are investing one to two years (dependent on case-by-case basis) at East Lake. The ultimate goal is to fully prepare the individual for promotional (Second Assistant or Assistant Superintendent) opportunities immediately following the program.

Every season includes new ideas, trials, and maintenance practices as we constantly strive to improve the playability and aesthetics of our facility. AIT’s will be involved in all of these practices.

Comments:
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, East Lake Golf Club is the home course of legendary golfer Bobby Jones and is the oldest golf course in the city of Atlanta. The 18-hole private course began construction in 1904 and was designed by course architect Tom Bendelow. In 1913 the course was redesigned to its current layout by famed architect Donald Ross.

In 1994, East Lake’s current Director of Agronomy Ralph Kepple, CGCS worked with Rees Jones on a redesign of the golf course which included reconstruction of the greens, tees, fairways and bunkers, a new irrigation system, a new storm drainage system, a switch to Meyer zoysiagrass fairways, a new maintenance facility and many other upgrades.

East Lake Golf Club has played host to several professional and amateur events over the years including the 1963 Ryder Cup, 2001 US Amateur Championship, 2002 Southern Amateur, 17 TOUR Championships and continues to host the East lake Cup; a collegiate golf tournament developed through The Golf Channel that is held at the end of October. East Lake Golf Club currently serves as the home to the TOUR Championship held each year in September.

Today, the club’s membership is primarily corporate and plays host to a variety of personal, business and professional golfers and events each year. The Club is also philanthropic in nature in that all proceeds from operations go back to benefit the surrounding East Lake community.

For more information on East Lake Golf Club, please visit eastlakegolfclub.com.

COURSE OPERATION:
18-hole facility with practice range, chipping and short game practice area. MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermuda Grass Greens, Meyer Zoysia Fairways, TIfway 419 Rough, Variety of Bermuda and Zoysia Grass Tees. Toro Irrigation with Toro Lynx Central Control System and E-Osmac Satellite Controllers. Automated SubAir units at every green.

For more information on East Lake Agronomy, visit our blog at eastlakeagronomy.blogspot.com.

Date Available:
May 1st, 2018. We are accepting Spring Semester Graduates as well.
Application Instructions:
Please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to the ELGC Agronomy Management Team at caubry@eastlakegolfclub.com . If desired send hard copy to 2640 Glenwood Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
Salary Range:
Hourly, Depending on experience, Substantial seasonal overtime, Housing provided.
Benefits:
Housing in the Villages of East Lake Apartments adjacent to East Lake Golf Club including utilities, Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance after 30 days of employment, PTO accrual, 401K, Uniforms, Limited Golfing Privileges, Local Association Dues + more
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