Golf Course Management

MAR 2015

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66 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 03.15 Bear tamers A shared sense of teamwork helps Jane Broderick and Lukus Harvey keep a handle on all 90 holes of golf at the busy PGA National Resort and Spa. Editor's note: T is is t e fft eries of article ig lig ting t e important relations ip between GCSAA superintendents and PGA of America professionals. T ese stories are being publis ed simul - taneously in bot GCM and PGA Magazine. At PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., teamwork works. It's a man - tra that both PGA/LPGA director of golf operations Jane Broderick and director of agronomy Lukus Harvey preach every day. Whether it's on a global stage for the kickoff to the PGA Tour's Florida Swing with The Honda Classic, the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships each summer or mem - ber and resort guest play on the facility's fve courses — four of which are ranked among the Top 75 in Florida — spanning more than 650 acres, it takes a team fring on all cylinders. "There's always something going on at PGA National," explains Broderick, a two-time na - tional LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Golf Professional of the Year, and the frst to ever achieve PGA and LPGA Master Professional status. A Johnstown, N.Y., native, Broderick has climbed the ranks at PGA National since starting in the bag room in 1986. Over time, she became PGA head professional and eventually director of golf operations. Broderick acquired the golf bug when she started playing rounds to help her mother exercise following a heart attack. After working at a nine-hole course near the Adirondack Mountains Michael R. Abramowitz AT THE TURN (business) PGA National Resort and Spa's Champion Course, which has hosted The Honda Classic, 1987 PGA Championship, 1983 Ryder Cup and 18 Senior PGA Champion- ships, was recently re-grassed with Celebration bermudagrass tees, fairways and green surrounds. Photo © Montana Pritchard

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