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Summer Intern

By Pikewood National Golf Club, Morgantown, West Virginia,

Joel Foreman, 3055 Kingwood Pike, Morgantown, West Virginia, 26508, Telephone: 304-864-0823

Course Overview:

Pikewood National Golf Club, located southeast of Morgantown, WV, has been ranked by Forbes Magazine as #2 among “The Five Hardest Golf Courses in the U.S.” and by Golf Digest as #18 among “America’s 20 Hardest Golf Courses”, #79 among "The World Top 200 Greatest Courses" in 2018, # 40 among "America's Greatest 100 Golf Courses” in 2017, and "Best New Private Course" in 2009.  In 2011 Link magazine listed Pikewood National #7 on its "Top 10 One-Hit Wonders". 

The course takes full advantage of the picturesque West Virginia Mountains boasting breath-taking vistas on nearly every hole.  Pikewood National is a private 18 hole golf course which is highly exclusive to members who enjoy golf at its purest state.  This is a great opportunity to work with a crew that is highly motivated to become successful in this industry.  The grass varieties at Pikewood National are: Greens (A1/A4 bentgrass), Approaches, Tees, Fairways (L93), Rough (Kentucky bluegrass and fescue mix), and Native areas (fescue)

Position Summary:

As a key member of the Pikewood National Golf Club maintenance team, the Summer Intern works directly with the Assistants-in-Training, Assistant Superintendents and Golf Course Superintendent and assists with the day-to-day maintenance and agronomic practices of the golf course and adjacent grounds, including but not limited to the clubhouse landscaping and maintenance complex.  The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual who is looking to eventually become a Golf Course Superintendent.  This candidate should be a self-starter who takes pride in his/her work ethic and values the importance of being a team player.  This position will expose the candidate to a wide variety of turf practices.  The Pikewood Turf Crew understands the importance of sound agronomic practices. 

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  •  0-2 years turf grass management experience preferred, but not required
  •  Enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year Turf Program preferred, but not required
  • GCSAA Member or apprentice preferred, but not required
  •  Must possess a general knowledge base of the maintenance of a golf course
  • Must possess basic computer skills Word and Excel
  • Must have a strong business aptitude and passion for the golf business
  • Must be highly organized and efficient with a high attention to detail
  • Must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Seeking candidates that can work anywhere from a 3 month to 9 month internship

Position Responsibilities:

  • Daily mowing of all playing surfaces with walk-behind units and riding units
  • Proper water management (hand watering, etc.)
  • Fertilizer and chemical applications (proper calibration and techniques)
  • Proper course set up (daily hole and tee locations and detail work)
  • Cultural practices (topdressing, aerification, etc.)
  • Irrigation maintenance (irrigation head fixes, pipe repairs, locating/troubleshooting wiring issues)
  • Learning how to manage according to the weather
  • Communicate well with the crew, management and members
  • Carry oneself with professionalism in both appearance and demeanor
  • Understand the importance of networking, career preparation, and record keeping

Working Conditions:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is often required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls.
  • They will occasionally be required to balance, stoop, twist upper body, kneel, and climb.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 30lbs occasionally.
  • Specific vision abilities include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • Moderate exposure to extreme cold, heat, working outdoors, chemicals, pesticides, gasoline, vibration, pollen, dust, mechanical hazards and electrical hazards.
  • Noise level is typically moderate to loud
  • Work extended hours during golf and holiday season
  • Work weekends and holidays

Watch this video to see what you can expect as a turfgrass intern - Pikewood National Internship

Additional informational Packet - Pikewood National Internship Packet

All job descriptions are subject to a periodic review. Additional duties will be assigned occasionally by management.

Job Benefits

  • Uniforms provided
  • Dinner with the superintendent
  • Employee golf on Mondays

Date Job is Available

Salary

$12.00/HR + OT plus Free Housing

Job Application Instructions

Send email to Golf Course Superintendent Joel Foreman with resume

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