Sunday, January 8, 2017

Assistant Superintendent Job Posting


Philadelphia Cricket Club is currently looking for another Assistant Superintendent to add to our team for the upcoming season.

Open our Assistant Superintendent job posting below.


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Group photo with Bernhard Langer, the winner of the 2016 Senior Players Championship

 Group Photo with the winner of the PGA of America's Professional National Championship

Building professional relationships and friendships while literally in the trenches.


Grounds Crew taking in a Philadelphia Union Game together

Project management experience.

 Involvement in budgeting and planning of projects.

Executing large in house projects on the golf course.

 Running a large crew, even during the off season.



 Managing and overseeing large in house projects to improve the club off the course as well.

Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 Year in Review



Thanks to our members & volunteers!



Membership Office before new hardscape

After

Before

After

Great Lawn with classic tennis set-up and drinking locations

Grass tennis fence before

After transparent fence


Pool Pergola built in-house




Nursery construction allowed cost-effective 
re-sodding of Lower Range Tee



Upper Range Tee re-grade & grow in 

Upper Range Tee newly opened

Lower Range Tee re-grade for sod preparation


Fall 2016 new Lower Range Tee


2016 Constellation Senior Players Championship


Player Quotes- (field accounted for 28 Major Championships won)

“It’s a real major, it’s like playing in the U.S. Open or whatever where par is a good score.  So don’t blame guys when they play for the middle of the green here and there because there’s some long holes out there, some tough holes where most of the guys would be extremely happy to be in the middle of the green.  That’s what you have to do at times.”- Bernhard Langer

“Yeah, it’s a U.S. Open caliber golf and scoring, you know.  Like I said, if we had four days of perfect 80-degree weather and 5-mile an hour winds, it still ain’t 12-14 under.”-Scott Dunlap

“Of course they could hold any event here.  You could make this golf course so hard, it’s unbelievable.  They still have a few hundred yards, some back tees, they can tighten these fairways and let the rough grow and you won’t even be able to find a golf ball.”- Bernhard Langer

“The golf course is a magnificent golf course.  Beautiful.  People say it’s always nice and we play with a lot of wind here but the condition of the course is perfect and it’s a great track”- Miguel Angel Jimenez

“It’s so much of a challenge, you know?  Where par every hole means something.  It feels good, it feels great.  Love it because this is what majors should be, you know?  You should feel like it’s a major and it is.  Love it, love it here—absolutely love it.”- Colin Montgomerie




Advanced tournament staging managed to minimally affect the member-experience


Smooth event coordination

Volunteer hospitality

Wonderful team effort

The next day we got to work restoring course for members

Wissahickon was restored in one month after event

June 2016

July 2016

See you in 2017!




Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Curtis Harder Named Superintendent at Blue Bell Country Club


We are pleased to congratulate Curtis Harder on accepting the Golf Course Superintendent position at Blue Bell Country Club.

Curtis came to PCC this March and while he wasn't here long, he was integral to providing championship conditions on Militia Hill this year.  As regional and national events were scheduled on Wissahickon this year, Curtis proved to be the ultimate team player in sharing resources to help PCC be at its best.  

Curtis worked tirelessly to also ensure that Militia Hill continued to play like a true championship course.  He oversaw a full freshening up of the Militia Hill bunkers this fall just before he left.  He was able to accomplish this in a timely manner to quickly make Militia Hill feel like a brand new course in time for the fall golf season. 
Curtis exhibited consistent dedication to the club and served as a great mentor to our many assistants.  We are excited to see Curtis find continued success locally at Blue Bell Country Club.  We also wanted to be sure to thank PCC members.  Whether reaching out to your personal contacts, or helping perform mock interviews, PCC members have always played an integral role in helping our superintendents become their best and achieve their own positions.  Curtis is the eighth superintendent to be promoted in such a manner in the last six years.  This form of positive turn-over helps PCC to continue to recruit top talent from across the U.S., which in turn, continues to help our courses constantly improve.

For those members who would like to congratulate Curtis, we have placed a link to his email below. 

Curtis's Email 

Congrats Curtis!   

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Superintendent Position Available

Philadelphia Cricket Club recently had the fortune of helping another superintendent achieve their own position. (eight in the past six years).  Subsequently, we have key openings in our turf management staff as we head into the fall golf season.  Our posting below offers a rare opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career.

Please click on our superintendent job posting below.

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Turf Team with Bernhard Langer, the winner of the 2016 Senior Players Championship 
 

Building professional relationships and friendships while literally in the trenches.

Project management experience.

 Involvement in budgeting and planning of projects.

Executing large in house projects on the golf course.

 Running a large crew, even during the off season.

 Managing and overseeing large in house projects to improve the club off the course as well.
 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August Update

Flourtown

Despite this week's heat and humidity, our aerification on Wissahickon went nearly perfect and with the anticipated cooler night temperatures heading our way we are hoping for a quick recovery on Wissahickon as we transition to Militia Hill.

Aerating Wissahickon #1

Cleaning up after aerating Wissahickon #10

Watering Wissahickon #2 after clean up before Topdressing


St Martins

Through the practices of evenly spreading matches and traffic along with the diligent hand watering of Jordan Caplan and his team, the Great Lawn has produced conditioning-levels not seen before in August.  

PCC welcomes the USTA National Grass Court Championships

St Martins golf course is truly dialed in with the Zoysia grass fairways absolutely glowing this time of year.

#1 and #9 fairways at St Martins