SANDS POINT GOLF CLUB - SANDS POINT, NY
Golf Course Superintendent - October 2013 – Present
Classic A.W. Tillinghaust design, opened in 1927. Sands Point is a golf only facility consisting of 18 holes, short game
and driving range practice area. Sands Point Golf club has $1.4M annual maintenance budget.
GLEN OAKS CLUB OLD - WESTBURY, NY
Senior Assistant Superintendent - January 2010 – October 2013
Exclusive 27-hole members-only country club. The club is ranked as one of the premier private courses on Long Island, and the home of the 2017 PGA Northern Trust. It also features a short game practice facility, putting green, driving range, tennis courts, and swimming pool.
BETHPAGE STATE PARK - FARMINGDALE, NY
Assistant Superintendent - March 2007 – December 2009, Educational Internship Summer 2005
Bethpage Black, an A.W. Tillinghast design, host site of the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open, and 2019 PGA Championship.
Currently ranked in the Top 40 courses and is ranked in the Top 10 public courses in the country. Bethpage State Park consists of 5 courses, 4 putting greens, picnic area, softball fields, polo field, and nature trails.
IVANHOE CLUB - MUNDELEIN, IL
Assistant Superintendent - May 2006 – March 2007
Recognized as one of the Top 25 championship golf courses in Illinois. The 27-hole layout is a tournament-caliber
venue that is home to the Web.com Rust-Oleum Championship. The greens are A1/A4 USGA.
Talents for Delivering Results
Turf Maintenance • Strategic Planning • Budget Management • Resource Stewardship
Articulate Communications • Personnel Management • Relationship Development • Team Collaboration
Operations Leadership • Industry Networking • Public Speaking • Microsoft Office Suite • Industry Technology
Attention to Detail
Every detail matters – no matter how small it is. The golf experience at a premier facility should be comprehensive. In addition to superb playability, the course should be aesthetically pleasing around every corner. Pat has a strong dedication to monitoring and caring for all details on property, from perfectly square tees to properly trimmed sprinklers to tree plans. It’s also key to understand the nuance and detail of the original design of the course, using this as a way to enhance master planning and tree management.
Teaching is as much a part of the job as managing turf. Pat developed a unique standard operating procedure for his staff that is built around a team atmosphere and pride in the club. Communication is also very important to success as a Superintendent. From course happenings to staff meetings, clarity in the operation is critical to create pleased golfers and members, which is always the end-result to strive for in the industry.
Stay calm and collected during stressful times; Quick and sharp in decision making process
Good listener to staff and membership; utilize “hands-on” style
Take time to teach crew; each person has a certain role but everyone should be trained to accomplish any tasked
asked of them
Believe in building a strong team; hire interns that will grow and become future assistants within club team
Communication with membership needs to be done on regular basis via course interaction, reports, presentations, etc.
Keep course as firm and fast as resources and weather allows
Aggressive with cultural practices, but will minimize disruption to play
Hand water greens to isolate water only where it needs to be applied
Attention to detail is critical to success
Provide challenging and enjoyable course set-up