Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Andrew Goehler Named Supertindent at Old York Road Country Club



We are pleased to congratulate Andrew Goehler on accepting the Golf Course Superintendent position at Old York Road Country Club.

Andrew came to PCC in 2012, and immediately had a strong impact on the club. That year, Andrew worked with golf course architect, Keith Foster in accomplishing a full-scale restoration of our 1800’s St. Martins golf course.  Much of this work was executed in-season while balancing daily course conditioning.  He also oversaw the quality control of the St. Martins irrigation installation that offseason.  

During the 2013 Wissahickon Restoration, Andrew led our in-house rough sodding and fairway seeding programs, and also worked tirelessly on our greens grow-in process.  The fact that our newly sodded Wissahickon greens performed so well so quickly can be attributed to Andrew’s eye for detail, and willingness to give them the frequent attention they required.

As added member value, Andrew held leadership roles in all of the hardscape and patio areas we have constructed at both campuses.  This work included constructing our Militia Hill patio, the Flourtown porches and patios, as well as all of the new St. Martins patios and brick-work.  Andrew also enhanced the PCC community by ensuring that our golf courses consistently exceeded the high standards of our members and guests, day-in and day-out.  

We wanted to be sure to thank PCC members, as many stepped up to help Andrew during this process.  PCC members have always played an integral role in helping our superintendents become their best and achieve their own positions.  Andrew was the seventh PCC superintendent to be promoted in such a manner in the last six years.  This form of positive turn-over helps PCC to continue to recruit top talent from across the U.S., which in turn, continues to help our courses constantly improve.

For those members who would like to congratulate Andrew, we have placed a link to his email below.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Superintendent Position Available

Philadelphia Cricket Club recently had the fortune of helping two superintendents achieve their own positions in the last month (seven in the past six years).  Subsequently, we have key openings in our turf management staff as we head into Spring and the 2016 PGA TOUR Champions, Constellation Senior Players Championship at the beginning of June.  Our posting below offers a rare opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career while immediately being apart of a major televised event.

Please click on our superintendent job posting below.




 Group Photo with the winner of the PGA of America's Professional National Championship

Building professional relationships and friendships while literally in the trenches.

Project management experience.

 Involvement in budgeting and planning of projects.

Executing large in house projects on the golf course.

 Running a large crew, even during the off season.

 Managing and overseeing large in house projects to improve the club off the course as well.






Monday, March 14, 2016

Tony Steppich Named Supertindent at Rock Manor Golf Club



Congratulations to Tony Steppich on being named the golf course superintendent at Rock Manor Golf Club in Wilmington, DE!
Tony came to PCC in November of 2012, prior to the Wissahickon restoration close period of 2013.  That summer, Tony did an excellent job maintaining Militia Hill during a year when our entire membership was consolidated to playing the course.  Following Wissahickon’s re-opening and gaining popularity Tony continued to do an excellent job maintaining Militia Hill.  As regional and national events were scheduled on Wissahickon, Tony proved to be the ultimate team player in sharing resources to help PCC be at its best.  We were thrilled to see in our 2015 member surveys that Militia Hill maintained equally high member satisfaction results.
Tony exhibited consistent dedication to the club and served as a great mentor to our many assistants.  We are excited to see Tony find continued success, and are happy for his family that his new position is so close to home.
We also wanted to be sure to thank PCC members.  Whether reaching out to your personal contacts, or helping perform mock interviews, PCC members have always played an integral role in helping our superintendents become their best and achieve their own positions.  Tony was the sixth superintendent to be promoted in such a manner in the last six years.  This form of positive turn-over helps PCC to continue to recruit top talent from across the U.S., which in turn, continues to help our courses constantly improve.
For those members who would like to congratulate Tony, we have placed a link to his email below.

Tony's Email

Congrats Tony!   

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Constellation Senior Players Championship

This year, the Philadelphia Cricket Club will be hosting the Constellation Senior Players Championship.  The event will take place from June 6th to June 12th.  The 4 rounds of championship golf will be played on the Wissahickon course and showcase golfers such as Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer, and John Daly.  The event is going to be broadcast by the Golf Channel.

To help ensure a successful tournament we are asking for volunteers starting June 6th, when the practice rounds begin to June 12th, the final round of the tournament.  If you or anybody else would be interested in volunteering, please click on the link below and fill out the volunteer form.  We will be following up with more information for all the volunteers as the tournament gets closer.

Constellation Senior Players Championship Turf Volunteer Form


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tee & Green Nursery


This fall we began construction on a very large nursery tee and green on Militia Hill between holes 6 and 8.  The nursery will be primarily used for our season-long divot-plugging efforts, as well as range sod replacement.








Laser Level Grading of Nursery Tee


Fusing Sections of HDPE Irrigation Pipe


Trenches Are Dug For Our Irrigation Pipe


Wiring Sprinkler Heads for the Irrigation System


Excavating the Nursery Green to a Depth of 16 inches


Final Shape of Nursery Green Sub-Grade


Drainage Channels Installed


Drainage Gravel Layer


Filling the Greens Cavity with 12 inches of Sand Mix

Friday, October 23, 2015

Grounds Crew in action

During the week of The 1854 this year we captured our crew in action preparing both courses for the event using a drone.  Below is the video created by Ryan Beck.

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