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Raymond J. Mason, Anywhere Agreeable To My Family

Raymond J. Mason

Current Location: Janesville, WI
Preferred Location: Anywhere agreeable to my family
Phone: 608 931 0225 Cell
Other Contact Info: 608 756 4016 Home

Email: raymason1968.rm@gmail.com

Posted: Jan 04 2017

Primary Job Category:

Assistant Superintendent

Secondary Job Category:

Golf Course Superintendent


The enclosed resume will provide you with an overview of my qualifications. I believe these qualifications are enough to merit your consideration.

Through my many years in the public golf scene, I have learned to communicate effectively with the golfing public, develop creative work schedules to accomplish daily tasks without interruption to play, and train staff to accomplish these tasks in an efficient manner. I am currently certified for pesticide application in Illinois. I have been certified in Wisconsin previously and will have no problem doing so again.


Blackhawk Technical College; Janesville, Wisconsin
Landscape and Turf Services Certificate; April 2006

Work History:

Raymond J. Mason
314 St. Lawrence Avenue
Janesville, WI 53545
Home Phone (608) 756-4016
Cell Phone (608) 931-0225


Professional Objective:
To secure a position as a Golf Course Superintendent at your facility, where I can utilize my strong work ethic and time management skills, dedicated to achieving the goals of the Course.

Summary of Qualifications:
• Well-honed executive, management, and communication skills.
• Extensive experience in upscale public facilities.
• Strong turf grass management background, supplemented by continuing education.
• Forward thinking; ability to predict issues/problems, based on experience, and act.
• Strong “hands on” work ethic.

Professional Experience:
Rockford Park District, Rockford, Illinois
Downtown Zone Coordinator, January 2016 - present
• Responsible for the maintenance of the downtown parks.
• Prepare parks for any and all reservations and events.
• Charge, program, maintain, repair and winterize all irrigation within the zone.
• Make chemical applications to turf and planting beds.
• Snow removal on roads, parking lots and sidewalks.

Horticulture Supervisor, January 2015 – January 2016
• Responsible for programing, maintenance and repair for irrigation systems of varying sizes throughout the Park District.
• Part of the team identifying, marking and removing high risk Green and White Ash trees.
• Called upon several times to assist Park District Golf Courses, plumbers and park zone coordinators.
• Perform maintenance and repair of equipment. (chainsaws, string trimmers, various mowers, tractor mounted tiller and a ten inch wood chipper)

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, April 2008 – Through December 2014
• 18-hole municipal park course, driving range, $341,000 maintenance budget, 35,000
rounds, with a seasonal staff of eight.
• Responsible for all filling, maintenance, repair and winterization of hydraulic irrigation
• Made all chemical and fertilizer applications.
• Created a cup changing schedule by use of maps and alphabet system.
• Developed hand topdressing program for removing imperfections from greens.
• Trained crew for maintenance, safety, and customer service.
• Part of a team that developed training, safety, and maintenance programs.
• Frequently called on to help with projects on other Park District Golf Courses.

Glen Erin Golf Club, Janesville, Wisconsin
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, April 2002 - December 2007
• 18-hole, upscale links style facility, driving range, $300,000 maintenance budget, 24,000 rounds, and staff of 11.
• Assisted Superintendent in successfully completing grow-in within budget and allotted time frame for June 2003 Grand Opening, opened less than one year from seeding.
• Chemical and fertilizer application.
• Operation and repair of Hunter decoder irrigation system.
• Installed clubhouse landscaping and irrigation.
• Construction of flat rock entrance walls to club.
• Built additional tees to lengthen course

Whispering Springs Golf Club, Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent, October 1997 - February 1999
• 18-hole public facility, $250,000 maintenance budget, 21,000 rounds, and staff of 9.
• Directed and oversaw staff during daily maintenance operations.
• Application of chemicals and fertilizers.
• Irrigation repair and maintenance.
• Drainage installation
• Tree planting and removal

The Golf Courses of Lawsonia, Green Lake, Wisconsin
Second Assistant Superintendent, April 1994 - October 1997
• 36-hole upscale public facility, $500,000 maintenance budget, 50,000 rounds, and staff of 15.
• Trained and supervised seasonal staff.
• Assisted Superintendent to provide excellent grounds maintenance for a superior playing course.
• Other duties entailed: changing cups, mowing of greens, tees, and fairways.
• Aerified tees, greens, and fairways.
• Extensive drainage installation on greens and fairways.

Other Employment:
Generac Power Systems, Whitewater, Wisconsin
Machine Operator, February 1999 - April 2003
• Assembled and finished rotors and stators for portable generators.
• Trickle Varnish machine operator, used to coat copper wires.

Date Available:

March 2017
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