Golf Course Management

MAR 2015

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68 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 03.15 under the guidance of the late Pat Palmieri, Broderick was hired on the spot by then-PGA head professional Bill Hobbs at PGA Na - tional. It took in-person persistence, though. Broderick showed up in the golf shop to fnd out exactly where she stood. Today, she oversees 90 holes of golf, a members' club, seven dining options, bars, ftness, tennis, croquet, two driving ranges, the Dave Pelz Scoring Game Golf School, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, swim - ming, a world-class spa, conference halls and banquets. Broderick employs a staff of 100, includ - ing directors of inside operations and outside operations, who help her manage a total of 150,000 rounds yearly. "Jane's incredible," says Honda Clas - sic tournament director Ed McEnroe. "She's absolutely an extension of our group. She's always looking out for others and incredibly like-minded." For fun, Broderick competes in half-triath - lons and rides her bike 75 miles for charity. "Jane might be one of the top fve most organized women on the planet," boasts her mentor, John Gardner, a former vice president at PGA National and now the PGA general manager at Quail West Golf and Country Club in Naples, Fla. Maintaining a balance Harvey, an Ohio State alumnus and Kent, Ohio, native, previously served at some of the world's top courses, including what's now Trump National Doral Miami with its famed Blue Monster course, and the Jack Nicklaus- designed Trump National Golf Club Jupiter (then the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa). He has been a GCSAA member for 14 years. "Lukus understands there's a balance be - tween maximizing rounds and taking good care of the golf course," says Bud Taylor, PGA director of golf at Old Palm Club in Palm Beach Gardens, who worked with Harvey at Ritz-Carlton. Harvey was instrumental in the grow-in for Calusa Pines Golf Club in Naples before moving to John's Island Club in Vero Beach. He honed his trade interning at Augusta Na - tional Golf Club. He credits daily communication with Broderick as the key to the massive opera - tion's success. "We have each other's back, and nothing is out of bounds," says Harvey. "We're driving toward the same goal." Help me, Honda Every so often, Harvey will lean on Nick - laus, a fellow Buckeye, for some advice on Top: Jack Nicklaus designed and redesigned the Cham- pion Course (hole No. 3 is shown), which is now rated No. 65 among Golfweek's Best Resort Courses. Photos courtesy of PGA National Resort and Spa Bottom: PGA/LPGA director of golf operations Jane Broderick (left) and director of agronomy Lukus Harvey pose with a statue erected in honor of the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus.

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