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Golf Course Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent job

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April 14, 2020


To Whom It May Concern:


It has come to my attention through indeed.com that you are accepting applications for an Operations Manager.


As you will see by my resume, I have been in the turf management industry for over 15 years and have a wide variety of training and experience in a number of high profile golf courses. In my current position, I am responsible for the City of Orlando Parks. 


In addition to my experience in turf management, I am a son of an Arborist and as such I have an in depth knowledge of trees and their care. I started working with my father at the age of eleven and knew then that I wanted a career in Horticulture.


I am confident that my experience and skills would be an asset to your organization and I would be pleased to meet with you to further discuss my qualifications and learn more about this opportunity.  


Thank You



Jason Rolf 


Education           2002      Cornell University                              Ithaca, NY

  • Turf Grass Certificate, Winter 1999  program 

  • Organic Turf Grass Certificate, Winter 2002 program

1997      University of  Massachusetts               Amherst, MA

  • Turf Management Certificate, Winter 1997 program

1995        Roger Williams University                   Bristol, RI

  • B.A. Bachelor of Business Administration 

      Captain, Rugby team, 1993 Recipient of MVP Award, 1992 and Coaches Award,


Work History

:       05/17 – Present                 The Budd Group                      Orlando, FL


Operations Manager

§  2019 Winner of the National Award of Excellence

§  Responsible for the City of Orlando’s Parks and Ball Fields

§  Coordinate daily tasks and added work per city’s request

§  Keeping in direct contact with the City of Orlando Field Supervisor’s

§  Responsible for Site Management, Maintenance & Repair

§  Irrigation repair, landscape and tree problems.

§  Installation and Repair of Concrete Sidewalks

§  Assist in Management of Clients Properties Including Mowing, Fertilization, and Irrigation Maintenance and Repair


1/16 – 11/16                  Grand Cypress Golf Resort       Orlando, FL

                        Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

§  Daily setup and supervision of maintenance staff.

§  Oversees maintenance and repair of irrigation system.

§  Assist in fertilization and chemical applications on golf course.

§  Setting up of daily work schedules for employees and monitoring overtime.

§  Use of concrete experience in helping of new established driving range tee.


                        12/14 – 12/15                JD Woodworker’s         Yonkers, NY

Mason/Carpenter’s Helper

§  Installation of stair hand rails and ballasts (wood and steel)

§  Refinishing and installation of hardwood flooring.

§  Framing and sheetrock of walls, masonry work, brick and bluestone installation, repair and installation of asphalt roofs.

§  Repair of parking lot drainage catch basins.


11/14 – 12/15                B&D Contractors         Eastchester, NY

                        Turf Specialist/Mason/Carpenter’s Helper

§  Responsible for the daily set-up of job operations in accordance to owner.

§  Fertilizing of newly established lawns for spring growth/topdressing of screened loam around new houses for spring seeding and sodding.

§  Assist in building of new stone walls/instillation of cobblestone aprons and bluestone sidewalks.

§  Tree removal, planting and transplanting of vegetation where needed.

§  In charge of snow removal for commercial and residential properties in owners absence.

§  Assist in framing and sheetrock instillation of new homes, hardy board exterior siding and architectural asphalt shingles.

                                         9/07- 11/14              Harrison School System                    Harrison, NY

Grounds Keeper/Fertilizer & Pesticide Manager

Responsible for the daily maintaince and upkeep of 100 acres of turf management for the Harrison School System, which includes 1 football field, 4 baseball fields and multi sport synthetic turf field.       

§  Create MSDS catalog as required of OSHA specifications.

§   Knowledge of hazardous material containment, prevention & storage on     the job.  

§  Supervise & Apply all fertilizers and pesticides to turf and ornamental plants.                                                                                                                                            

§  Responsible for all mowing and aeration of 6 athletic fields.

§  Responsible for purchasing and budgeting of fertilizer, seeds and chemicals.

§  Lead grounds keeper in the design and implementation of Middle School/High School courtyard project. This included the landscape design, selection of plants and trees and construction of benches.  

§  Troubleshoot, manage and repair drainage issues.

§  Manage and administer all irrigation problems including, water management of athletic fields.

§  Installation of new sidewalks and handicap ramps.

§  Multiple years of backhoe and skid steer operation for 15+ years.


9/07 – 12/16                  Blue Line Sports          Harrison, NY

Hockey and Lacrosse Specialist

§  Opening and closing of store’s operation in owner’s absence.

§  Skate sharpening, blade and rivet repair of hockey skates.

§  Custom stringing of lacrosse heads, repair of hockey and lacrosse pads.

§  Team Sales of uniforms, team bags and apparel.

§  Daily closings of shop sales.


                                         7/04- 9/07      Willow Ridge Country Club                   Harrison, NY

First Assistant Superintendent

§  Assisted in the grown-in of 1.1 mm golf course renovation; including greens, tees, fairways and bunkers.

§  Managed and repaired irrigation system associated to the project.

§  Created and built stonewalls and plantings to improve the aesthetics of golf course.

§  Managed and assisted in fertilization and pesticide applications. 

§  Working knowledge of Toro LTC and LTC plus irrigation systems.

§  Supervised and coordinated daily work assignments for 15 crewmembers.

§  Attend Greens Committee Meetings and work with member representatives on recommended golf course improvements.


3/04- 07/04          Green Valley Nursery                           Hawthorne, NY

Sales Associate

§  Applied landscape design expertise to assist customers in meeting their purchasing needs.

§  Responsible for the inventory of plants and hard goods and input to the weekly ordering of stock. 

§  Assisted in day-to-day nursery operations.

    Jason B. Rolf

                                         3/03-12/03          Bonnie Briar Country Club                     Larchmont, NY

Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent

§  Troubleshoot and solve problems on all levels of course management.

§  Established and executed fertilizer and pesticide program.

§  Accessed, recommended and implemented course of action for fairway drainage issues. 

§  Proactively enhanced the aesthetics of course by planting flowers and shrubs.

§  Key contributor to the capital expenditure of equipment.

§  Supervise and coordinate daily assignments for 12 crew members

§  Manage $900,000.00 operating budget.

                                         8/99-10/02         Rye Golf Course                                       Rye, NY      

Assistant Superintendent

§  Troubleshoot and solve problems on all levels of course management in

§  Implemented Audubon wildlife program promoting habitat of migratory birds.

§  Upgraded the beauty of the course with ornamental trees and flowers.

§  Supervised bunker and tee reconstruction.

§  Managed daily set-up of course maintenance.

§  Responsible for the scheduling and payroll of 16 crew members

                         98-99   Fenway Golf Club Assistant Superintendent      Scarsdale, NY

                        1997     Redding Country Club, Apprentice Superintendent, Redding, CT

                        1996     Oronoque Country Club, Assistant Superintendent   Stratford, CT

                        1995     Connecticut Golf Club, Grounds Crew                  Easton CT

                        1993     Redding Country Club, Grounds Crew,                Redding CT


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