- September 27, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
John Jeffreys is the superintendent at Pinehurst”s course No. 2. Photo courtesy of Pinehurst Resort.
“Early in my career, someone once told me ‘Golf is a business. It’s a for-profit business,” said John Jeffreys, golf course superintendent at Pinehurst No. 2 and NC State turfgrass alumnus. “Yes, it’s your job to provide excellent golf conditions, but much of what we want to do to a course is disruptive to play. Don’t be stubborn and think it’s your way or the highway without regard for your customer. ‘Golf is a business.’ That stuck with me.”
Golf courses are heralded for both their manicured landscapes and challenging playability. Perfecting that combination makes for a premium player experience. A course’s beauty and skill challenges are the credit of a team of highly-trained management professionals led by a golf course superintendent. If you’re considering a career in turfgrass management, here is one of the…