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Robert Duhm

Golf Course Superintendent
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    Sand Valley
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    Nekoosa, Wi

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  1. Sand Valley Golf Resort is a continuation of Mike Keiser’s mission (Bandon Dunes Founder) to bring “Golf As It Was Meant To Be” to the U.S. Located in central Wisconsin, Sand Valley is situated on over 1,700 acres of massive, tumbling native sand dunes and unique heathland vegetation. In early summer 2018 Sand Valley Golf Resort featured 3 distinct golf courses: Sand Valley, by design team Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, opened May 2017 and was awarded “Best New Course You Can Play-2017” by Golf Magazine. Mammoth Dunes by David Kidd, opened early summer 2018 and was awarded “The Best New Course of 2018”. The Sandbox is a 17-hole par-3 course designed by Coore & Crenshaw and was named “Best New Short Course- 2018”. In addition, Sand Valley opened 9 grass tennis courts this past Spring. Responsible for all activities related to the care and maintenance of the golf course, grounds, and equipment. Assists the Superintendent with planning and implementing budget and operating plans. Hires, trains and supervises staff. Responsibilities also include applying relevant landscaping, horticultural principles to assure that quality standards are consistently achieved and/or exceeded. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: · Assist in the development of the annual maintenance budget and operating plan. Implement the plan according to Company operating policies and procedures to ensure cost containment. · Plan and implement staffing schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved at minimum employee cost. · Supervise and perform various maintenance duties to maintain the golf course in proper playing condition according to Company standards. · Supervise then development and maintenance of drainage, irrigation, pumping and water reservoir systems. · Supervise all planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs, and trees on the golf course and grounds. Assist with the development and implementation of a fertilizer, aeration and Integrated Pest Management program for proper turf grass and plant care. · Supervise course construction projects. · Supervise equipment maintenance and repair operations. Establish and implement a cleaning and preventative maintenance program for appropriate equipment, tools, vehicles, etc. · Ensure maintenance of all appropriate quality and cleanliness standards including, but not limited to, employee hygiene and uniforms, equipment repair areas, equipment storage areas, chemical and fertilizer storage areas, receiving areas, washing areas, lunch room areas, restrooms, etc. · Monitor the purchase ordering and receiving program to maintain proper inventories of supplies and ensure proper quantity and price on all purchases. · Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, OSHA rules and regulations, relating to chemical and fertilizer storage and disposal, employee safety, public safety, etc. · Manage employment activities for applicable staff members, including but not limited to, personnel recruitment and selection, performance evaluations, training, compensation, discipline and termination, etc. · Maintain accurate records for pertaining to department activities including, but not limited to, labor schedules, course maintenance, construction activities, equipment repair, safety meetings and activities, fertilizer and chemical applications and pest control practices. Assure the efficient and timely submission of all required operational, financial, budgetary and related reports. · Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments through continuous attention to industry periodicals and participation in relevant trade associations and organizations. · Perform other duties as appropriate.

    Nekoosa, Wisconsin. Date Job is Available: . Salary: $35,000-45,000/Year DOE

  2. Sand Valley Golf Resort is a continuation of Mike Keiser’s mission (Bandon Dunes Founder) to bring “Golf As It Was Meant To Be” to the U.S. Located in central Wisconsin, Sand Valley is situated on over 1,700 acres of massive, tumbling native sand dunes and unique heathland vegetation. In early summer 2018 Sand Valley Golf Resort featured 3 distinct golf courses: Sand Valley, by design team Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, opened May 2017 and was awarded “Best New Course You Can Play-2017” by Golf Magazine. Mammoth Dunes by David Kidd, opened early summer 2018 and was awarded “The Best New Course of 2018”. The Sandbox is a 17-hole par-3 course designed by Coore & Crenshaw and was named “Best New Short Course- 2018”. In addition, Sand Valley opened 9 grass tennis courts this past Spring. Responsible for all activities related to the care and maintenance of the golf course, grounds, and equipment. Assists the Superintendent with planning and implementing budget and operating plans. Hires, trains and supervises staff. Responsibilities also include applying relevant landscaping, horticultural principles to assure that quality standards are consistently achieved and/or exceeded. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: · Assist in the development of the annual maintenance budget and operating plan. Implement the plan according to Company operating policies and procedures to ensure cost containment. · Plan and implement staffing schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved at minimum employee cost. · Supervise and perform various maintenance duties to maintain the golf course in proper playing condition according to Company standards. · Supervise then development and maintenance of drainage, irrigation, pumping and water reservoir systems. · Supervise all planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs, and trees on the golf course and grounds. Assist with the development and implementation of a fertilizer, aeration and Integrated Pest Management program for proper turf grass and plant care. · Supervise course construction projects. · Supervise equipment maintenance and repair operations. Establish and implement a cleaning and preventative maintenance program for appropriate equipment, tools, vehicles, etc. · Ensure maintenance of all appropriate quality and cleanliness standards including, but not limited to, employee hygiene and uniforms, equipment repair areas, equipment storage areas, chemical and fertilizer storage areas, receiving areas, washing areas, lunch room areas, restrooms, etc. · Monitor the purchase ordering and receiving program to maintain proper inventories of supplies and ensure proper quantity and price on all purchases. · Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, OSHA rules and regulations, relating to chemical and fertilizer storage and disposal, employee safety, public safety, etc. · Manage employment activities for applicable staff members, including but not limited to, personnel recruitment and selection, performance evaluations, training, compensation, discipline and termination, etc. · Maintain accurate records for pertaining to department activities including, but not limited to, labor schedules, course maintenance, construction activities, equipment repair, safety meetings and activities, fertilizer and chemical applications and pest control practices. Assure the efficient and timely submission of all required operational, financial, budgetary and related reports. · Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments through continuous attention to industry periodicals and participation in relevant trade associations and organizations. · Perform other duties as appropriate.

    Nekoosa, Wisconsin. Date Job is Available: . Salary: $35,000-$45,000/Year DOE

  3. Sand Valley Golf Resort is a continuation of Mike Keiser’s mission (Bandon Dunes Founder) to bring “Golf As It Was Meant To Be” to the U.S. Located in central Wisconsin, Sand Valley is situated on over 1,700 acres of massive, tumbling native sand dunes and unique heathland vegetation. In early summer 2018 Sand Valley Golf Resort featured 3 distinct golf courses: Sand Valley, by design team Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, opened May 2017 and was awarded “Best New Course You Can Play-2017” by Golf Magazine. Mammoth Dunes by David Kidd, opened early summer 2018 and was awarded “The Best New Course of 2018”. The Sandbox is a 17-hole par-3 course designed by Coore & Crenshaw and was named “Best New Short Course- 2018”. In addition, Sand Valley opened 9 grass tennis courts this past Spring. Sand Valley provides a working environment where interns are executing the skills they study in school. We are committed to exceeding guest expectations, along with our fast-paced environment interns are pushed to learn and succeed every day on the job. Students who participate in the Sand Valley internship program should expect to have a world class learning experience. Continued education that goes beyond the classroom. Our program is designed to provide you with a practical account of all aspects of golf course maintenance and management skills including but not limited to: - Participate with the construction and grow- in of the fourth golf course, Sedge Valley in the Summer of 2020. Construction and grow-in work includes: seeding greens, tees, fairways, native areas using various techniques including hydro mulching, seed bed preparation. · Natural bunker maintenance · Sod projects · Fertilizer/pesticide application, calibration and record keeping · Management of small crews for various projects · Turfgrass cultural practices (mowing, verticutting, topdressing, aerifying, rolling, etc…) · Management of fine fescue fairways · Maintenance and daily setup of grass tennis courts · Water Management/Irrigation - Management and restoration of natural areas/sand barrens - Exposure to minimalist maintenance approach producing firm and fast conditions

    Nekoosa, Wisconsin. Date Job is Available: . Salary: $12-16/hr DOE

  4. Position Title: Golf Course Superintendent, The Sandbox designed by Coore/Crenshaw Date of Notice: May 22, 2018 Job Location: Sand Valley Golf Resort Start Date: ASAP Closing Date: Until Filled Send Applications to: Rob Duhm, Director of Agronomy, rduhm@sandvalleygolfresort.com Sand Valley Golf Club is the latest golf venture to be developed by Mike Keiser. The project is led by Managing Partner, Michael Keiser Jr. Much like the other Keiser properties Bandon Dunes and Cabot Links, Sand Valley is a high-profile, one-of-a-kind golf project on a path to become one of the great golf destinations in America. Located in central Wisconsin, one hour north of Madison in the town of Rome, Sand Valley Golf Club is situated among 80,000 acres of prehistoric lake bottom in the Sand Barrens region of the state. Amenities at Sand Valley include multiple golf courses and practice facilities, over-night accommodations, intimate residential developments, multiple food and beverage outlets, 9 grass tennis courts, hiking and biking, trails and other outdoor activities. The focus at Sand Valley will be one of uncompromising quality in every aspect. From course layout and condition, to food and beverage offerings, to every detail in the golf operation and overnight rooms, this project will sustain the culture and reputation of unparalleled customer service and memorable guest experiences begun by KemperSports at Bandon Dunes. Job Description: The Golf Course Superintendent should be a proven leader in the industry who will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the budget, development and implementation the operating and agronomic plans, as well as the hiring, training and supervision of the maintenance team among other tasks as necessary, all while being constantly focused on providing consistently high-quality conditions. The selected individual will join our team and play a major role in enhancing our resort, its staff and its excellent reputation. The individual should be positive, self-motivated, hard-working, team orientated and possess a keen eye for detail.

    Nekoosa, Wisconsin. Date Job is Available: . Salary: DOE

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