The University of Texas Golf Club is a private 18-hole championship golf club and home to the three-time national champion Men’s and Women’s collegiate golf teams. UTGC is ranked #1 Collegiate Golf Course in the Big 12 by Golf Links Magazine. The UT Golf Club is comprised of TifEagle UltraDwarf putting greens, Trinity (L1F) zoysiagrass tees/collars/approaches, and TifSport fairways and roughs. The Spieth Lower Forty (SL40) short course is comprised of TifEagle greens, Trinity collars/approaches, Zeon zoysiagrass fairways, and Cutlass zoysia roughs. Additionally, we have a state-of-art, ten acre practice facility, with multiple short-game and practice greens, along with two indoor teaching academies, and a private short game area strictly for the UT golf teams. The Club just recently completed a $1MM bunker renovation earlier this year, with several large renovation plans for the future. The main course is equipped with a Rain Bird irrigation CIRRUS freedom maxi system, while the short course was designed with the Rain Bird IC system.
The Second Assistant Golf Course superintendent reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent with a secondary report to the Sr. Assistant Superintendent and First Assistant Superintendent. The Second Assistant Superintendent will aid in the development and training of (18+) Turfgrass technicians, an Arborist, Clubhouse Grounds team, AIT, and seasonal interns. Additional job functions are as follows:
Assist in the planning and execution of the daily, weekly, monthly & yearly chemical & fertilizer schedules.
Aids in the scheduling and supervision of all golf course operations, as well as, agronomic programming for all prepared surfaces.
Conduct and assist in employee interviews, performance reviews, disciplinary actions, and documents all essential paperwork for employee development and training.
Performs daily and/or weekly training meetings on the uses of all golf course equipment, tasks, strategies and tactics.
Works interdepartmentally with the Golf Shop and Member Services staff to ensure communication between departments is efficient and relays important golf course information and conditions.
Performs and supervises all golf course chemical, fertilizer, and irrigation calibrations and documentation of applications.
Aid and assist in the development of the annual golf course chemical, fertilizer, irrigation and operation budgets.
This position will be a learning position. But, your leadership skills will be challenged and forged as well. You will be expected to lead small and large crews, but also be a follower when necessary. Leadership is fluid, and you must know your role in every situation. We are seeking individuals with high mental and physical aptitude. We want thinkers, innovators, and ones that can solve problems efficiently and effectively. The individual chosen will be held to a high standard of excellence, and develop with the team and within the operation before moving on to a superintendent position of their own. The Club, and myself want nothing more than to mentor up-and-coming talent that have their goals set on becoming a successful golf course superintendent.
Education & Experience:
Possess a Bachelor's degree (B.S.) or an Associates degree from a recognized four-year college or university with a specialization in Turfgrass Management or related field.
One year previous assistant experience, AIT experience, or equivalent internship work with a proven record of upward mobility.
Ability to calculate and soundly calibrate chemical/fertilizer equations, as well as formulate spreadsheets.
We are here to train and develop you, and build upon essential, fundamental skill to ensure you are progressing, learning and moving forward. The more responsibility you show you can handle, the more you will be given.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and written, up and down the chain of command, in the event of absence of the Superintendent and/or Sr. Assistant Superintendent.
Ability to set meetings, handle vendor calls, and present information to other professionals, colleagues and coworkers.
Must be able to accept and delegate responsibility effectively, while following up on performance.
Spanish speaking skills considered a plus, but not required.
Involvement in the local, state, and national GCSAA; networking is key for your future.
Must be ready and willing to work in all types of weather conditions: Extreme heat/cold, wet & rainy, loud/noisy conditions.
Fundamental office work will be required.
Obtain Texas Department of Agriculture applicators license within six months
Perform regular safety inspections of equipment and crew operations
Playing golf and an understanding of the rules
We are a fast paced club with a lot of moving components, with even higher expectations from our membership and golf teams. This is a challenging climate with a lot of weather extremes. It is not uncommon to have weeks, if not months, with triple digit heat. You must be willing to endure the seasonality of the job and perform at a high standard every day. A get it done attitude is essential.
Promoting a positive work/life balance is essential for your physical & mental health, the productivity at the golf course, and the people you will lead. I encourage flexible scheduling and promote time away for the things that make you happy. The Club offers a very lucrative benefits package with all the bells and whistles. Individuals that choose to constantly make themselves and the ones around them better, will always have an opportunity to earn additional privileges within the organization.