William Kupfer

Summary

Excellent management and leadership abilities developed as an E4 in the United States Coast Guard. Attentive to detail, good communication skills, knowledgeable about golf club grounds and maintenance, experienced in greens construction and renovation.

Objective

To obtain a respectable position in the turf management industry that would allow me to apply my knowledge and experience to meet as well as exceed the customer expectations.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2011 - Present

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Glen Riddle Golf Club
  • Assisted Superintendent with managing daily operations, projects andstaff of 15.
  • Developed and managed all pesticide, fertilizer and cultural programs.
  • Estimated, budgeted and purchased irrigation parts, pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Supervised, restored, designed and shaped bunkers.
  • In-dept knowledge of irrigation systems, computerized controllers, and pump stations.
  • Maintained tees, fairways, rough and greens to tournament level conditions,through proper cultural, fertility, chemical and irrigation practices.
  • Supervisory and management experience, including direct supervision of 15 staff members and monitoring of contractors.
  • Instructed and directed staff in proper equipment use and work methods to ensure safety standards.
  • Inspected and monitored the golf course and maintained grow-in of the course.
Apr 2012 - Present

Golf Course Assistent Superintendent

Concord Country Club
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Jan 2011 - Mar 2011

Turf Management

Rehoboth Beach Country Club
  • Care and maintenance of turf grass
  • Pesticide applications on greens and fairways
  • Sod replacement/seeding after major golf tournements
  • Involved in every aspect of golf course maintenance including an extensive re-grassing project with tee and bunker renovation.
  • Handled all pest and weed management
Apr 2010 - Aug 2010

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Cress Creek Country Club

• Managed and supervised course employees.

• Developed and managed all pesticide, fertilizer, and cultural programs.

• Estimate, budget, and purchased irrigation parts, pesticides, and fertilizers.

• Pesticide and fertilizer applications, and general maintenance responsibilities.

• Assisted in managing special projects; driving range tee expansion, sod installations,

greens reconstruction, bunker restoration, irrigation installation, and cart path

construction projects.

Apr 2008 - Sep 2009

Turf Management

Hattiesburg Country Club
  • Responsible for maintenance of golf course.
  • Use of various commercial lawn mowing equipment, fertilizers, and seeding products.
  • Mowing all greens, roughs, fairways, aprons, and tee boxes.
  • Prepared chemicals to maintain weeds and grass.
  •  Installed and repaired sprinkler systems.
  • Aureate greens, cut and repositioned holes on greens, and top dress greens.
  • Over seeded greens and fairways.
Jan 1998 - Sep 2007

E4

United States Coast Guard
  • Served nine years in the United States Coast Guard as a Boastswainmate.
  • This involved driving Coast Guard boats, conducting law enforcement operations, conducting search and rescue missions, and managing up to twenty five crew members on a daily basis.
  • Received the Coast Guard Commendation Medal for performance during and after Hurricane Katrina, which entailed rescuing over one thousand people in New Orleans, LA.
  • Recieved the Coast Guard Letter of Commendation for performance during and after Hurricane Isidore and Lily.
  • Conducted numerous law enforcement boarding's while at sea with over five hundred violations.
  • Conducted numerous search and rescue missions .
  • Managed and operated a United States Coast Guard Station, which entailed supervising crew members, boats, and vehicles.
Mar 1997 - Dec 1997

Turf Management

Oak Harbor Golf Club
  • Responsible for maintenance of golf course.
  • Use of various commercial lawn mowing equipment, fertilizers, and seeding products.
  • Mowing all greens, roughs, fairways, aprons, and tee boxes.
  • Prepared chemicals to maintain weeds and grass.
  •  Installed and repaired sprinkler systems.
  • Aureate greens, cut and repositioned holes on greens, and top dress greens.
  • Over seeded greens and fairways.
Mar 1994 - Aug 1996

Turf Management

Rehoboth Beach Country Club
  • Refurbished greens with seeds or plugs of new grass as desirable.
  •  Sand and seed tee and fall area divots.
  • Mark and prepare soil base, laid grass and seed greens, tees and fairways.
  • Order irrigation and course supplies as needed.
  • Water and fertilized tees, greens and fairways.
  • Shower chemicals on the greens.
  • Operate irrigation heads in dry areas needing extra water.
  • Preservation of irrigation system, pipes and irrigation heads as required.

Education

Education

Goldey Beacom College

Mississippi Gulf Coast CC

Louisiana State University