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








Saturday, July 9, 2016

Before and After Update 7/9/16

Constellation Senior Players Championship
June 7, 2016
 

After the Constellation Senior Players Championship
July 8, 2016
 
Before
Area outside of membership offices
 
After
Area outside of membership offices
 
Before
Facing the Club House from West Willow Grove Ave

After
Facing the Club House from West Willow Grove Ave
 
Before
Seasonal Tennis Fencing
 
After
Seasonal Tennis Fencing
 
Pergola Construction

PCC Carpenter, George Snear, working on the Pergola
 
Pergola from the kiddie pool

Pergola Completed
 
 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Inside Golf covers the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Philadelphia Cricket Club

 
Inside Golf was back at the Philadelphia Cricket Club; this time to cover the lead up to the Constellation Senior Players Championship being held on the Wissahickon course.  Host, Harry Donahue interviews a few of the key members and staff at Philadelphia Cricket Club as well as Joe Rotellini, the PGA executive director of the tournament.  Club President: Dr. Vergare, Director of Grounds: Dan Meersman, and Director of Golf: Jim Smith are who are interviewed and the course is showcased in the background during all of these interviews as well.
 
Enjoy the video below.
 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Andrew Goehler Named Superintendent at Old York Road Country Club



We are pleased to congratulate Andrew Goehler on accepting the Golf Course Superintendent position at Old York Road Country Club.

Andrew came to PCC in 2012, and immediately had a strong impact on the club. That year, Andrew worked with golf course architect, Keith Foster in accomplishing a full-scale restoration of our 1800’s St. Martins golf course.  Much of this work was executed in-season while balancing daily course conditioning.  He also oversaw the quality control of the St. Martins irrigation installation that offseason.  

During the 2013 Wissahickon Restoration, Andrew led our in-house rough sodding and fairway seeding programs, and also worked tirelessly on our greens grow-in process.  The fact that our newly sodded Wissahickon greens performed so well so quickly can be attributed to Andrew’s eye for detail, and willingness to give them the frequent attention they required.

As added member value, Andrew held leadership roles in all of the hardscape and patio areas we have constructed at both campuses.  This work included constructing our Militia Hill patio, the Flourtown porches and patios, as well as all of the new St. Martins patios and brick-work.  Andrew also enhanced the PCC community by ensuring that our golf courses consistently exceeded the high standards of our members and guests, day-in and day-out.  

We wanted to be sure to thank PCC members, as many stepped up to help Andrew during this process.  PCC members have always played an integral role in helping our superintendents become their best and achieve their own positions.  Andrew was the seventh PCC 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 Andrew, we have placed a link to his email below.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Superintendent Position Available

Philadelphia Cricket Club recently had the fortune of helping two superintendents achieve their own positions in the last month (seven in the past six years).  Subsequently, we have key openings in our turf management staff as we head into Spring and the 2016 PGA TOUR Champions, Constellation Senior Players Championship at the beginning of June.  Our posting below offers a rare opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career while immediately being apart of a major televised event.

Please click on our superintendent job posting below.




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