Thursday, June 1, 2017

Militia Hill Nursery Fairway Grow In


We hope you're all enjoying the new bentgrass lower practice range so far this year. We're glad to announce our 2017 Nursery Fairway on Militia Hill is growing in nicely and ahead of schedule. As you know, we stripped the lower range tee as it was a mix of rye and bentgrass which differed from our bentgrass fairways.  The lower range sod and nutrient rich soil that was removed did not go to waste either as it was used as a base for the nursery for this years grow in.

 6/1/2017

 Nursery Green looking very healthy

Grown from 007 bentgrass seed, the same as Wissahickon fairways

 Sod removed from lower range tee and used as a healthy soil base for seeding (November 2016)

The PCC Sod Farm!

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.