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Seasonal Intern


Vestavia Country Club, located in Birmingham, Alabama, will provide a unique opportunity for interns to learn and grow their knowledge of the golf course industry.

Vestavia is a 27-hole, private country club nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. An intern will be exposed to all facets of golf course management and will gain vast knowledge working on various types of turf - both cool season and warm season.

On the 18-hole championship course, which was fully renovated in 2017, interns will work with AU Victory bentgrass greens, Zorro zoysia tees and fairways, and 419 Bermuda rough, fine & tall fescue secondary rough

On the 9-hole par 3 course interns will work with mini-verde Bermuda greens, and 419 Bermuda tees, approaches, and rough.

Program: In addition to normal maintenance tasks, the interns will be trained on a new turf management practice each week, including but not limited to:

  • Working closely with Director of Golf Course & Grounds, Superintendent, and Assistant Superintendent 
  • Course set up including: greens mowing, fairway mowing, tee and approach mowing, greens rolling, changing hole locations, marking course
  • Greens aeration and organic matter management
  • Sprayer and fertilizer calibration and application
  • Weed, disease, and insect identification and management
  • Greens moisture management
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Fertility and soil testing
  • Irrigation management, working with Rainbird IC system and Toro satellite system, both HDPE and PVC pipe
  • Mower set-up and equipment maintenance with equipment manager
  • Exposure to horticulture techniques and practices around clubhouse grounds
  • Work with new technologies in golf maintenance management including: Task Tracker, Playbooks , ezLocator

In addition to Golf Course maintenance practices, Interns will also be exposed maintenance and cultural practices on Sports Turf fields at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

Benefits:

  • Housing provided (fully furnished)
  • Employee Lunches
  • Uniforms
  • Golf Privileges
  • Overtime available when wanted
  • PGA Tournament Volunteering
  • Potential for Full Time employment upon Graduation

For more information about the intern program, please contact Assistant Superintendent Conner Wilson at cwilson@vestaviacc.com or Director of Agronomy Hunter Salts at hsalts@vestaviacc.com.

Educational Requirements

Pursuing a degree in Turfgrass Management or similar field

Experience Requirements

Experience is not necessary

Job Benefits

  • Housing provided (fully furnished)
  • Employee Lunches
  • Uniforms
  • Golf Privileges
  • Overtime available when wanted
  • PGA Tournament Volunteering
  • Sports Field Experience
  • Potential for Full Time employment upon Graduation

Date Job is Available

Salary

15$/hr + OT and Housing

Job Application Instructions

Send cover letter & resume to cwilson@vestaviacc.com or cwilson@vestaviacc.com


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