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  1. Ken Thompson

    Depression: I Guess You Have To Be There

    Great on every point. Every day that I make it to the next is a good day. Hard to describe the battle that never stops. You are so right- it is hard to understand unless you have been there, or are there. I have accepted my depression for what it is and that it is a part of me, and I have accepted myself for who I am. Having done this, I am able to continually learn and relearn ways to manage this ever evolving storm.
  2. Ken Thompson

    Equipment/Shop Manager

    Greate Bay Country Club, designed by Willie Park, Jr. in 1923, and upgraded by George Fazio in 1970, is a private, 18 hole facility, with full driving range, club gardens, and wedding garden. The clubhouse is not only for our members and thier guests, but also a favorite banquet and reception facility. Over the years Greate Bay has hosted local and national events, notably the ShopRite LPGA from 1987-97.

    Somers Point, New Jersey. Date Job is Available: . Salary: Competitive, based upon experience

  3. Ken Thompson

    2nd Assistant Superintendent

    Greate Bay Country Club, designed by Willie Park, Jr. in 1923, and upgraded by George Fazio in 1970, is a private, 18 hole facility, with full driving range, club gardens, and a wedding garden. The clubhouse is for our members, and also a favorite banquet and reception facility. Over the years Greate Bay has hosted local and national events, notably the ShopRite LPGA from 1987-97. Greens are poa/ bent, fairways rye/ bent /poa, and tees primarily bent. Driving range is Patriot Bermuda grass. Over the past decade, much effort and investment has been made to improve the course, including aggressively amending the greens, over seeding all playing surfaces, rebuilding tees, green alterations, tree removal, and many other projects, as well as planning and implementing aggressive maintenance programs. Presently, we are designing a new two wire irrigation system under the direction of irrigation consultant, Paul Roche, of Golf Water. Future plans are to build two completely new holes, renovate the bunkers, while incorporating other course upgrades.

    Somers Point, New Jersey. Date Job is Available: . Salary: $43,000, DOE

  4. Ken Thompson

    2nd Assistant Superintendent

    Successful candidate will work closely with the Golf Course Superintendent, management, and staff. This is a hands on position with technical and managerial responsibilities, with endless opportunity to learn. Greate Bay is a 1923 Willie Park Jr designed course and has been host to many professional events throughout it's history. We are presently planning the installation of a new irrigation system for the fall of 2018.

    Somers Point, New Jersey. Date Job is Available: . Salary: Competitive, negotiable

  5. Ken Thompson

    Assistant Superintendent

    Greate Bay Country Club is a private 6705 yard, 18 hole golf course which was designed by Willie Park Jr., and opened for play in 1923. Over its 90 year history, Greate Bay has hosted both professional and amateur events. Most recently it was the site for the LPGA Shop- Rite Classic (1986-1995). Greens are push up and predominately poa annua, as are most tees. The fairways are a mix of bentgrass, poa annua, and rye. The course is maintained in championship condition throughout the year. Situated just a mile from Ocean City, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the shore and all it has to offer with sun and sand, swimming, boating, fishing, surfing, etc. The shore area also offers many diverse choices of entertainment and restaurants, as well as cultural and social activities.

    Somers Point, New Jersey. Date Job is Available: . Salary: Will be discussed, negotiable

  6. Ken Thompson

    Turf Equipment Technician

    Greate Bay Country Club is a private 18 hole golf club, designed by Willie Park,Jr., established in 1923.Situated just outside Ocean City, NJ, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the shore and what the area has to offer.

    Somers Point, New Jersey. Date Job is Available: . Salary: Competitive

  7. Ken Thompson

    Summer Intern

    An internship at Greate Bay Country Club offers a full range of opportunity to gain valuable experience and to develop technical, supervisory, and management skills that are necessary for a career in golf course management. Our intern will participate in: - course set up - course maintenance - equipment operation - fertilization - pesticide application - irrigation maintenance and repair - hand watering - ongoing course improvements and projects - maintenance of ornamental gardens and outside wedding/ event area - supervising staff - management meetings - daily, weekly, and monthly goal planning Greate Bay Country Club is a private 6705 yard, 18 hole golf course which was designed by Willie Park Jr., and opened for play in 1923. Over its 90 year history, Greate Bay has hosted both professional and amateur events. Most recently it was the site for the LPGA Shop- Rite Classic (1986-1995). Greens are push up and predominately poa annua, as are most tees. The fairways are a mix of bentgrass, poa annua, and rye. The course is maintained in championship condition throughout the year. Situated just a mile from Ocean City, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the shore and all it has to offer with sun and sand, swimming, boating, fishing, surfing, etc. The shore area also offers many diverse choices of entertainment and restaurants, as well as cultural and social activities.

    Somers Point, New Jersey. Date Job is Available: . Salary: $10.00 an hour plus overtime

  8. Ken Thompson

    Certification Scam Exposed!

    sad truth. I once said to peers that almost all associations and/ or groups start out serving their members but eventually reach a point where they begin serving themselves. there is an inverse u curve - a point where water becomes kool-aid.
  9. Ken Thompson

    Turf Equipment Technician

    Somers Point, New Jersey. Date Job is Available: . Salary: very competitive

  10. Ken Thompson

    Turf Equipment Technician

    Somers Point, New Jersey. Date Job is Available: . Salary: very competitive

  11. Ken Thompson

    Turf Equipment Technician

    Greate Bay is a private club, designed by Willie Park, Jr, built in 1923. Over the years the club has hosted many events, including the Shop-rite LPGA.

    Somers Point, New Jersey. Date Job is Available: . Salary: Based upon experience and potential

  12. Ken Thompson

    Turf Equipment Technician

    Somers Point, New Jersey. Date Job is Available: . Salary: Competetive

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