Expert Details

Expert in Golf and Sports Turf: Construction and Maintenance

Expert ID: 724037 North Carolina, USA

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Expert has used his knowledge and experience in Golf Course Construction to assist in the field and design areas of engineering horizontal construction as it relates to water movement and overall land-planning.

Expert consistently stays abreast of the new developments in Agronomic Research as it relates to the C5 division of ASA. Thirty years of experience in the construction and maintenance of golf courses in the US and Asia has enabled him to review agronomic programming through many economic and environmental situations

Expert has successfully completed several large scale new and renovation-style golf course construction projects as project manager, where his leadership and expertise has been utilized to shape and guide operations from conception through design, contractor selection to completion responsible for both financial commitments and job quality assurances.

Expert's commitment to prudent environmental stewardship has been a mainstay to his success. A quality golf experience is based in this effort as all aspects are available for review at all times. Human needs, animal safety, plant requirement and natural resource preservation are the key elements to this work.

The Loxahathee Club - Owner's Representative
Designer Specification Review
Irrigation Design and Contract Review
Complete Job Oversight
Soil Physical Analysis
Grow-In follow up OversightSt. Andrews Country Club - Owner's Representative Designer Specification Review Irrigation Design and Contract Review Contractor Contract Review Complete Job Oversight Soil Physical Analysis - ISTRC Grow-In follow up OversightECI, Inc
Contract author
Staff Selection
Maintenance Program Production
On-Sight Counseling
Client RelationsGolden Bear International - Staff Agronomist
Construction Specification Review and Update
Irrigation Design Review
Maintenance Program Review
Soil and Plant Analysis

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina - Asheville, North Carolina - Gastonia, North Carolina - Knoxville, Tennessee - Johnson City, Tennessee - Athens, Georgia - Greenville, South Carolina

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1976 Degree: AS Subject: Turfgrass Management Institution: The Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Year: 1978 Degree: BS Subject: Plant and Soil Sciences/Agronomy Institution: University of Massachusetts

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner/Agronomic Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: ICC Management Title: Director of Golf and Grounds Maintenance Department: Responsibilities: He directs and is oversight for all construction and maintenance operations regarding golf course, tennis and common grounds landscape
Years: 2001 to 2006 Employer: CycleWise, Inc. Title: Owner/Agronomic Consultant Department: Responsibilities: He worked with private clubs as Owner's Rep. during large scale renovations.
St. Andrews CC - Boca Raton, FL
The Loxahatchee Club - Jupiter, FL
Years: 1993 to 1997 Employer: ECI, Inc Title: Regional Agronomist Department: Golf Responsibilities: He worked with Golf Course Superintendents and Owners on contracted maintenance programs and construction projects from Florida to Michigan to Texas
Years: 1990 to 1992 Employer: Philestate, LLc, Manilla, Phillippines Title: Golf Course Superintendent Department: Golf Responsibilities: As GCS, he worked with construction contractors and designer representatives to construct, grass and staff 2 championship courses designed by Jack Nicklaus
Years: 1989 to 1991 Employer: Golden Bear International, Inc. Title: Agronomist Department: Golf Turf Responsibilities: He worked with designers, owners and contractors to construct courses and design continuing course maintenance programs throughout the southeastern US
Years: 1986 to 1989 Employer: Deer Track Golf and Country Club Title: Golf Course Superintendent Department: Golf Maintenance Responsibilities:
Years: 1979 to 1986 Employer: Sea Pines Plantation Company Title: Golf Course Superintendent Department: Golf Course Maintenance Responsibilities: He finished his work here as Resort Course Superintendent overseeing 3 courses including Harbour Town Golf Links, a PGA Tour stop.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1991 to 1992 Country / Region: Manilla, The Phillippines Summary: He worked on sight as the Superintendent of construction and grassing completing 2 courses. He developed local staff for all positions. He also worked with the local government agencies to develop a training program for licensing pesticide applicators
Years: 1993 to 1993 Country / Region: Antigua Summary: He coordinated the importation of equipment and materials and designed and implemented management strategies for new golf course construction

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASA
FTGA
FGCSA
CGCSA
Licenses / Certifications
ARCPACS - Expert - Certified Professional Agronomist
GCSAA - CGCS - Certified Golf Course Superintendent
Commercial Pesticide Licenses in CA, MA, SC, TX, FL
Publications and Patents Summary
He has one publication in Irrigation System Design and assisted in authoring the Pesticide Operators License for the Phillipine Government

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He was diposed and worked through the settlement for a private Country Club relating to construction efforts and contract specifications
Training / Seminars
As a Certified Golf Course Superintendent, The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America requires continued education courses to be completed to maintain status on a 4 year period. He has held this certification for 20 years.
Courses include Irrigation, Plant Nutrients, Plant Stress Management, Construction and Renovation etc.
As a Certified Agronomist, ARCPACS requires a certain number of continued education and meeting participation hours on an annual basis. He has held this certification for 22 years.
Vendor Selection
As Owner's Representative and Designer's Representative, he has extensive experience in materials sourcing, qualification and installation.
Marketing Experience
He has worked with the production and marketing of compost, biological pesticides and biological nutrient elements to sustainable growth programs.
Other Relevant Experience
He has worked extensively with many laboratories regarding plant pathology and nutrient analysis as well as soil physical and chemical analysis

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish He has been working with hispanic laborersin many of the previous experiences
French Educated in French from elementary to High School

Fields of Expertise

agricultural engineering, soil compaction, micro irrigation, agronomic, turf, construction project management, landscaping, sports turf construction, golf course design, golf course maintenance, golf course, golf, environmental management, horticulture, harbor, agricultural economics, industrial plant construction, agricultural management, horticultural loss management, land development, horizontal settlement, construction material deficiency, arbitration, agricultural biotechnology, soil management, capital equipment, soil physics, drip irrigation, land management, agricultural pesticide, renewable resource, soil amelioration, construction safety equipment, soil amendment, agricultural waste, agricultural production, agricultural research, experimental agriculture, construction equipment, agribusiness, agricultural development, aquatic biology, contractor safety management, fall protection, construction safety management, agricultural accident investigation, agricultural accident, agricultural chemical, horticultural engineering, plant density, construction schedule, construction contract, landscape architecture, expansive soil, land planning, construction inspection, soil conditioner, computer-aided design, construction cost estimation, wildlife management, sustainable agriculture, habitat, construction, environmental cleanup, dolomite, agricultural pest, engineering, soil science, soil chemistry, soil characterization, soil agriculture, forestry, flood control, contractor safety, construction material, construction cost, civil engineering, botany, alternative natural resource, agriculture, agricultural machine, agricultural chemistry

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