Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Diverse Staff at HFCC

The quality of the golf course and maintenance operations are the highest priority to the maintenance staff at HFCC. To achieve and maintain top conditions takes a lot of hard work and forward thinking by everyone on the staff. And what a staff we have!
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent Josh Cantrell has been with HFCC for almost 7 years.
Our crew comes from all over the country and throughout the world. We have staff members from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Mexico, and even Vietnam.
The staff perform a variety of jobs throughout the week.
Managing such a diverse work force has its challenges, but the rewards far outweigh those challenges. One of the biggest advantages has been a broader range of perspectives and solutions to various issues. I am continually amazed at how each employee looks at a situation, and through their own distinct cultural experiences, will make a unique suggestion that ultimately help us make
better decisions.
Always popular - hand raking bunkers.
Our staff is also very well educated. In addition to our management staff, who are all college graduates, all of our Vietnamese staff are in the process of acquiring various degrees in agriculture from Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture. As part of their work visa and continuing education here in the U.S. we are helping them learn more about turf management and agriculture. This visa program has been a huge success to our maintenance operations and I look forward to using it again in the future.
Hand watering is always necessary throughout the course.
Highlands Falls Country Club is a unique and exceptional place, due in part, to its unique and exceptional staff. We are all proud to serve the membership and look forward to many more successful years at Highlands Falls.