Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wissahickon Assistant Superintendent Job Posting

Philadelphia Cricket Club is looking for a highly motivated person for an assistant position on the Wissahickon course.

Our posting below offers an opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career.






Members conducting a mock interview.

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.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tree Transplanting on Wissahickon Course


Over the off season we transplanted a 50 foot Sweetgum tree from the right of 18 rough and moved it to the left side of 18 tee where it replaced a smaller tree which was also transplanted forward 25 yards.

The process involved excavating the tree and maintaining a 25 foot root-ball so the tree has the best possible chance of survival. To accomplish such a task of moving it over 250 yards involved some very innovative tools including propping the tree up using a series of long airbags to lift the tree up out of the ground and pulling it with a large excavator.


 Excavating tree to maintain healthy root ball

 Tree rigged with burlap and wire mesh for stability


 Steel pipes hammered under tree to create a base plate


 Airbags being used to hoist tree into air


 Making our way toward 18 tee

Moving the tree



The view from 18 tee

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Rodney Robbins named Superintendent of The Country Club at Muirfield Village



We congratulate Rodney Robbins on accepting the Golf Course Superintendent position at The Country Club at Muirfield in Dublin, Ohio. This move couldn’t be better for him.  Being an Ohio native he will be closer to his family and friends and we wish him the very best on his new journey with wife Stephanie and twin boys, Levi and Wyatt.

Rodney came to PCC from an extensive background of great golf clubs including the world renowned Pinehurst.  He served PCC as Superintendent of St. Martins Golf Course this past year where he excelled in delivering outstanding conditions day in and day out. He was also an integral part of our tournament planning during Constellation while providing our members with an alternative golf course to play during this time.

We also wanted to acknowledge PCC members for their time and participation.  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.  Rodney is the ninth 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 club constantly improve.

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

Rodney's Email





Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent Job Posting

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







Members conducting a mock interview.

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!