Edina Country is accepting cover letters, resumes, and references for the position of Assistant Superintendent. Edina Country Club is a private country club located in the heart of the country club district in Edina. The course was renovated by the Tom Lehman Design Group in 2010 and re-opened in July of 2011. Construction scope included: USGA greens/T-1 bentgrass, bunkers, irrigation system, re-grassing of fairways and tees to Dominant X-treme 7. Other recent club projects have included a new short game practice area, conversion of thus far 6 acres to fine fescue/native areas, grassing line modifications. 2021 projects will include a large drainage project and fairway expansion of 1st and 18th holes, replacing two pond overflows, and par 3 tee complex renovation on the 11th hole.
What are some of the items that we are looking for in a candidate to join this team?
First and foremost, we need someone with a positive attitude and willingness to be part of and enhance a strong team dynamic and atmosphere. Many things can change daily and often those things can be out of your control but your attitude and how you approach each day is completely up to you.
Having a strong willingness and eagerness to learn and develop your skillset as a professional is paramount to succeeding. The Superintendent is eager to mentor but not eager to babysit and do the job of forcing the individual to develop. You must take control of your future, no one will do it for you.
Asking questions and offering thoughtful solutions is expected. We want complete buy-in and active participation and thinking from our entire staff and it starts with the full-time management staff to foster that environment.
What are some of the items that we can offer to you in terms of growth and a possible employer / mentor:
We will expose you to fine bentgrass management at an upper level private country club with high expectations from a membership that understands that their golf course is their number one physical asset of the club.
We will expose you to anything that you as an aspiring turf professional want to learn about. You must however show an active participation level and eagerness to learn. Budgets, committee structure, tournament preparation, project bidding / management, and purchasing are just a few of those items.
We are a facility that is using technology to our benefit in how we manage grass including:
GPS sprayers and variable rate applications
Digital job board use to increase staff efficiency.
2nd year of a USGA/UMN study exploring different watering techniques on fairways using soil moisture sensors and Et.
We will expose you to a work environment that does take the job of managing a private country club facility seriously, but we do not take it so seriously that we sacrifice our personal lives to achieve those results. Everyone should have lives outside of their work environment and we encourage that. On the same hand you need to take control of managing your time at work and managing your time away from work.
Ultimately the end goal is to prepare you to take on a Senior Assistant Superintendent position at another facility or move directly into that position at Edina CC if that position becomes open.
Performs safety and maintenance inspections on all spray/fertilizer equipment, fixes, cleans and reports problems and concerns to the Golf Course Superintendent and Equipment Manager.
Performs pesticide and fertilizer applications.
Maintains chemical storage area in compliance with all regulations and ensures safe use and handling of all golf course chemicals.
Maintain accurate and detailed application and inventory records.
Conducts daily scouting of grounds for disease, insects, and irregular turf conditions.
Assists in the training, supervision, and evaluation of seasonal staff.
Supervises group projects where technical knowledge is required. Oversees the completion of work assignments and work standards by crewmembers.
Participates in the operation, repair, and inventory control of the irrigation system and parts.
Syringes and waters all turf areas as needed.
Performs snow plow duties.
Opens maintenance shop and performs any facet of maintenance that is needed to bring the golf course to the desired level for the membership.
Supervises the department in the absence of the Golf Course Superintendent and Senior Assistant Superintendent.
Attends and participates in grounds department staff meetings.
Participates in and supports all ECC initiatives and programs as requested by management.
Teams with other ECC departments to ensure exemplary customer service and adherence to policies and procedures.
2-4 year Turfgrass Management degree or related field.
Must have or be able to obtain a Minnesota state pesticide license (Turf and Ornamentals).
Current and valid driver’s license.
Positive attitude and willingness to be part of and enhance a strong team dynamic and atmosphere.
Strong communication skills (verbal and non-verbal).
1-2 years of quality internship experience as a minimum.
Private country club supervisory experience will be helpful but not required.
Additional Salary Information: -Comprehensive ECC benefit package (health, dental, 401K etc.)
-GCSAA and MGCSA dues
-Full reimbursement for local continuing education expense
-Tournament volunteer exposure and travel reimbursement after club COVID-19 travel ban is lifted.
-Uniforms, Meals, and Golfing Privileges
About Edina Country Club
Edina Country Club is a premier private club, just minutes away from downtown Minneapolis, nestled in the highly sought after, upscale suburb of Edina, Minnesota.
OUR GOLF COURSE
The Edina Country Club, originally a 9-hole course (known as Thorpe Country Club), opened in 1923. Renowned architect Tom Bendelow designed the 18-hole course that opened for play one year later. With the clubhouse changing locations, the sequence of holes has changed numerous times through the years, but the layout is basically the same. In 2010-11, the team of 1996 British Open winner and former No. 1-ranked player in the world Tom Lehman and partner Chris Brands redesigned the course, installing new green complexes, bunkers, tees and fairway grasses -- but keeping the same basic layout.
The terrain is gently rolling, with numerous, but subtle, elevation changes. The finely manicured golf course features a wide variety of shot values and angles that challenge golfers of every skill level.
The golf course is known as one of the finest in the state of Minnesota. The club has hosted many state and national championships including the Men's and Women's Trans-Miss, Minnesota State Open, Minnesota Stat...e Senior Open, Minnesota PGA Championship, Minnesota Men's & Women's Amateur, Western Junior Championship, MNPGA Junior Championship, MGA Mid-Amateur, MGA Women's Mid-Amateur, PGA-MGA Cup Matches and several USGA qualifying tournaments.