As a key member of the Pikewood National Golf Club maintenance team, the Summer Intern works directly with the Assistants-in-Training, Assistant Superintendents and Golf Course Superintendent and assists with the day-to-day maintenance and agronomic practices of the golf course and adjacent grounds, including but not limited to the clubhouse landscaping and maintenance complex. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual who is looking to eventually become a Golf Course Superintendent. This candidate should be a self-starter who takes pride in his/her work ethic and values the importance of being a team player. This position will expose the candidate to a wide variety of turf practices. The Pikewood Turf Crew understands the importance of sound agronomic practices.
Daily mowing of all playing surfaces with walk-behind units and riding units
Proper water management (hand watering, etc.)
Fertilizer and chemical applications (proper calibration and techniques)
Proper course set up (daily hole and tee locations and detail work)
Cultural practices (topdressing, aerification, etc.)
Irrigation maintenance (irrigation head fixes, pipe repairs, locating/troubleshooting wiring issues)
Learning how to manage according to the weather
Communicate well with the crew, management and members
Carry oneself with professionalism in both appearance and demeanor
Understand the importance of networking, career preparation, and record keeping
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms.
The employee is often required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls.
They will occasionally be required to balance, stoop, twist upper body, kneel, and climb.
The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 30lbs occasionally.
Specific vision abilities include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, and depth perception.
Moderate exposure to extreme cold, heat, working outdoors, chemicals, pesticides, gasoline, vibration, pollen, dust, mechanical hazards and electrical hazards.
Noise level is typically moderate to loud
Work extended hours during golf and holiday season
Work weekends and holidays
Must have a strong business aptitude and passion for the golf business
Must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
Seeking candidates that can work anywhere from a 3 month to 9 month internship
About Pikewood National Golf Club
Pikewood National Golf Club, located southeast of Morgantown, WV, has been ranked by Forbes Magazine as #2 among “The Five Hardest Golf Courses in the U.S.” and by Golf Digest as #18 among “America’s 20 Hardest Golf Courses”, #79 among "The World Top 200 Greatest Courses" in 2018, # 40 among "America's Greatest 100 Golf Courses” in 2017, and "Best New Private Course" in 2009. In 2011 Link magazine listed Pikewood National #7 on its "Top 10 One-Hit Wonders".
The course takes full advantage of the picturesque West Virginia Mountains boasting breath-taking vistas on nearly every hole. Pikewood National is a private 18 hole golf course which is highly exclusive to members who enjoy golf at its purest state. This is a great opportunity to work with a crew that is highly motivated to become successful in this industry. The grass varieties at Pikewood National are: Greens (A1/A4 bentgrass), Approaches, Tees, Fairways (L93), Rough (Kentucky bluegrass and fescue mix), and Native areas (fescue
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