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Assistant Superintendent

By Lochinvar Golf Club, Houston, Texas,

Kevin Cooper, 2000 Farrell Rd, Houston, Texas, 77073, Telephone: 281-821-1904

WANT MORE THAN TWO DAYS OFF EVERY OTHER WEEK? Tired of chasing bentgrass all summer?  Feeling held back in your current role?  Want a change of scenery and work with a team that will not only develop your agronomic skills, but develop your managerial and administrative skills?  Are you a self-starter and have a hunger to learn?  If you can answer yes to any or all of those questions, then Lochinvar Golf Club is the place for you.  We have a proven track record of developing future Golf Course Superintendents and leaders in our industry.  By joining our team you will not only learn a variety of  agronomic practices, but you will be subjected to budgeting, data analysis, and agronomic planning while you develop YOUR management style.  Our culture at Lochinvar Golf Club is to develop highly motivated, team oriented individuals so they will have the skill set to advance their careers. The position is a hands-on, actively working position that will enable you to develop you agronomic skill.   The Assistants at Lochinvar Golf Club share many administrative duties including: record-keeping, labor analysis, spray sheet development, inventory, and course sensor data.  The responsibilities also include small project budgeting and management, daily crew management, irrigation monitoring and programming, along with many other facets of the course.  If this is what you want exposure to as an Assistant Superintendent, we may be the place for you.  

 

Who we are - Lochinvar Golf Club is an exclusively private Jack Nicklaus Signature course that was established in 1980.  Located just north of Houston, Lochinvar GC was developed for the serious golfer that expects excellent consistent playing conditions every day.  We average 39 rounds per day and do not have tee times.  In 2014, Lochinvar Golf Club renovated the course with Jack Nicklaus, which included elimination of 70% of the bunkers, enhanced tee size and layout, lake expansions, and a couple of new green compounds.  Since July 2015 we close the course for one month following the July 4th holiday, this allows us to perform projects and all the necessary agronomic practices to keep our high standard of conditioning.  This July we completed adding liners and new sand to all bunkers, as well as installing 1.25 miles of drainage.  Our upcoming projects include:  more drainage, one acre turf nursery, perimeter screening/plantings, small irrigation design/installation, tee construction, and possible greens resurfacing in the next 3-5 years. Our turfgrass consists of Bermuda rough and fairways, Zeon Zoysia tees, and Champion Ultradwarf greens.  To view Lochinvar Golf Club click the link:   https://goo.gl/photos/ddyh9nMUSvfLBDeC9 .

Educational Requirements

2 or 4 year degree or certificate in Turfgrass Management preferred

Experience Requirements

2 years of golf course maintenance work required, experience at a high-end golf facility is a plus

Must be able to keep work areas organized and clean

Have basic knowledge of pesticide and fertilizer usage, soil conditioners and alternative methods of plant health management

Ability to diagnose turfgrass disease and nutrient deficiencies

Record-keeping (inventory, chemical applications, labor hours)

Chemical and Fertilizer applications

WARM SEASON TURF EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED.

Special Requirements

Day to Day management of the course

Irrigation monitoring and programming

Assist and/or lead capital projects

Ability to obtain Texas pesticide license within the first three months of employment

Strong interpersonal skills to communicate and correspond with staff, management, and members

Must be willing to be hands-on

Strong problem solving skills

Must be a motivated individual with goals of advancing in the industry

Willingness to grow and develop as an individual, a leader, and a team player

WARM SEASON TURF EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED

Job Benefits

Pro shop allowance,

401(k) after the first year 

Health/ Dental Insurance (after 90 days) with funding into HSA

PTO 

Christmas Bonus

Cell Phone Compensation 

Fuel Allowance 

Dues for local, regional, and national organizations    

Date Job is Available

Salary

$46,000+ D.O.E.

Job Application Instructions

Email resume to kcooper@lochinvargolf.com

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