The Assistant-In-Training reports to the Director of Golf Courses and works alongside the turf management team to provide championship conditions on both courses daily. The ideal candidate must be motivated with the desire to advance in the golf course maintenance industry. The AIT will assist in fertilization and chemical applications, water management, irrigation repair, participate in daily maintenance practices, and become familiar with John Deere GPS sprayers, SubAir systems, and the Rainbird Irrigation system. The AIT will have the opportunity for advancement within the management team.
A 2- or 4-year degree in Turf Management is preferred, but not required.
Minimum 2 years of golf course maintenance experience.
Must have, or be able to obtain, a NYS pesticide applicators license.
The ideal candidate must be self-motivated with a drive to succeed in a fast-paced team environment, and with the understanding of the commitment it takes to maintain two top 100 golf courses daily. The AIT will be an important member of the turf management team and will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to advance their career at Winged Foot Golf Club and, ultimately, in the golf course maintenance industry.
Winged Foot Golf Club is a private club with two 18-hole golf courses located in Mamaroneck, NY and is located just 20 miles north of NYC. A.W. Tillinghast designed the two championship caliber golf courses. The club was founded in 1921 and opened for play in 1923.
Winged Foot has a storied history of hosting national championship golf. The club has been selected to host the 2028 U.S. Open Championship. With only 4 years away, it is a great opportunity to join the team and help prepare for our 7th historical Championship. It will be the 14th USGA championship to be hosted by the club. During its 100-year history, the club has been the site of six U.S. Opens, two U.S. Amateurs, two U.S. Women’s Opens, one U.S. Senior Open, one U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, and one Walker Cup Match. In addition, Winged Foot hosted the 1997 PGA Championship.
Since Winged Foot’s opening, both the West and East courses have been consistently ranked in the Golf Digest Top 100 in the United States. The club recently completed a restoration of both golf courses, built a state-of-the-art turf care facility, and is currently building a new turf care storage facility.