Wednesday, October 1, 2014

PLAYERS Stadium: New Assistant Superintendents-in-Training

Jay Richardson joined the TPC Sawgrass Agronomy team in June of 2014. After volunteering for THE PLAYERS and graduating from Horry-Gergetown Technical College in 2013, he made the move to Ponte Vedra from Greenville, SC.  He began at TPC Sawgrass as an intern on DYE's Valley during the DYE's Valley renovation.  After interning on DYE's Valley for four months, Jay was promoted to Assistant Superintendent-in-Training on the PLAYERS Stadium Course.  Jay's previous work experience includes roles at The Cliffs at Mountain Park, Myrtle Beach National, Charleston National and Holly Tree Country Club.  He has also volunteered at The Legend Resort and Golf for the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.  Jay has been an asset to our team.  He is eager to begin preparations for THE 2015 PLAYERS.

Jay Richardson
PLAYERS Stadium Assistant Superintendent-in-Training
Taylor Griffin, a native of Greenville, SC is our newest team member as Assistant Superintendent-in-Training on the PLAYERS Stadium. A graduate of Horry Georgetown Technical College, he volunteered for both 2013 and 2014 PLAYERS. Taylor's previous work experience includes roles at The Cliffs at Glassy, Los Angeles Country Club, and Pinehurst Resort for the the 2014 Men's and Women's U.S. Opens.  Taylor has also volunteered at The Legends Resort and Golf for the 2013 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf and at Valhalla for the 2014 PGA Championship. He is very excited to be apart of the TPC Sawgrass team and is looking forward to the growing through his experiences at TPC Sawgrass.

Taylor Griffin
PLAYERS Stadium Assistant Superintendent-in-Training

Friday, September 19, 2014

2014 Tour Championship: Competition Day 2 Wrap Up

TPC Sawgrass Agronomy and Horry Georgetown Technical College

If you aren't familiar with the Golf Course Management Program at Horry Georgetown Technical College, you should be. Ashley Wilkinson and Charles Granger are the two golf course management professors. They do an amazing job with the students, and work hard to help them gain practical working experience while surrounding themselves with strong mentors. Our experiences with the Horry Georgetown students have always been pleasurable. The students are first class. We have been fortunate to add a few of them to our staff via our intern program.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014 Tour Championship: Tour Player Thank You to Staff

We greatly appreciate all of the hard work and dedication of the TPC Sawgrass Agronomy Staff.  Renovating DYE'S Valley the past 8 months, and then preparing it for the 2014 Tour Championship was a monumental task.  They did amazing work!

Apparently, the Tour Pros think so as well.

2014 Tour Championship: Monday and Tuesday Setup