Glacier Wood Golf Club is at a crossroads during this off season. The Superintendent position is open following the tragic death of my father for the first time in nineteen years. This eighteen hole course and most current club members have never seen a different Superintendent at Glacier Wood. I believe destiny has brought me this opportunity to learn from my father for the last five years as one of his employees. I have full confidence in my ability to fulfill my fathers shoes at Glacier Wood.
During difficult times, our reasoning in life can become apparent. By no mistake was I so consumed with the everyday activities at Glacier Wood. I have grown to love the place and believe in myself and the other current employees that we can move forward in a positive direction. I have a strong backing in people who believe I can fulfill my fathers shoes at the golf course. I am vary mature beyond my young age of nineteen. Multiple course members, and other significant people I have contacted for their opinion have provided me an overwhelming amount of support and confidence in me. I have been told I am the person with the most amount of knowledge of Glacier Wood, and see no reason why I could not carry on with the Superintendent duties. Multiple different sales personal in the industry who have worked with my Dad and I over the years believe in me as well. To some people destiny is not a practical concept; I also fully understand that. I have practical reasoning's that can also benefit Glacier Wood and myself at the same time.
The idea of change is scary, and change is the only option at Glacier Wood. I am well known at the course simply because of the amount of time I have spent there. With a Superintendent change, the golf course may change also. I believe I can provide an easier transition for the golf course and the routine players because of my familiarity with Glacier Wood. My father was involved in the Superintendent industry his entire life, and did not exactly like to modernize things with the changing industry. I believe my involvement in the modern golf world will help bring new ideas or thoughts to Glacier Wood. Some simple ideas I have personally experienced at other golf courses are things I can bring to Glacier Wood in order to appeal to more golfers, and generate more public play.
A provided attribute of mine is the familiarity of the equipment at Glacier Wood. I know what can cause trouble, and what steps are needed to take in order to prevent costly errors. My father and I talked about what pieces of equipment are needed this coming year in order to enhance the golf course. I believe our sand traps with a new machine can become some of the best in the area. They need some special hands on manicuring, but with the proper attention we can bring them up to par if you will. The sand traps were always an achilles heal of my fathers. The greens roller we acquired for this past summer was a huge improvement. I would promote an added use of the roller in order to make our greens some of the best in the area.
These points are very noteworthy when the crew we had this past year is still present at the course. Every employee was over the top caring and beyond dedicated for Glacier Wood. After spending an extensive amount of time with each team member, they also believe I can do the job with their help. This crew was more than a bunch of co-workers, they were family to my Dad and I. If I am not employed at Glacier Wood the crew is unwilling to work under another Superintendent, because of the camaraderie we had. The fact another Superintendent would need to find an entirely new crew to work for him is a very scary thought given the isolation of Iola. I also quickly want to make a note of the financial situation. If the opportunity for Superintendent would be presented to me, I would ask for a salary no more than $25,000. I am in no need for a larger salary at the present time, and know this could save Glacier Wood thousands of dollars that could be used in another fashion.
Finally and most importantly, my knowledge, dedication, and provided energy towards Glacier Wood is more than an asset. I have spent an uncountable number of twelve hour plus days throughout the summer. On multiple occasions I worked from five in the morning to one in the afternoon. I followed work with at least eighteen holes of golf. My passion is never ending, and I am extremely self motivated. The only person who knew more about the behind the scenes work of the crew was my father. I know the irrigation inside and out, and believe that knowledge is invaluable. Besides irrigation I know the course better than people can imagine.
In conclusion, I understand this resume may be lacking some things the Board of Directors is looking for. My counter is simple; I know what to do, when to do it, and how to do it better than anyone else can at the current time. I love Glacier Wood Golf Course and believe I can provide a smooth transition into the future in order to grow this hidden gem in Iola.