We developed this blog to provide golf course maintenance information to our members. From projects, small and large, to updates on course conditions, we want to provide as much information as possible. Although we hope this blog answers all of the pertinent questions regarding our operation, we always welcome more personalized dialogue. If you have questions beyond the information found on this blog, feel free to contact our golf course superintendent, Trevor Hedgepeth.



Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Final Three Summer Interns Are Here

The remaining three summer interns have been with us for about a month now, here is some information on each of them:

Matt Wolfe comes to us from Attica, Indiana and is currently a junior studying Turf Science at Purdue University. Matt has worked on his hometown course for the past three seasons, Harrision Hills Golf and Country Club in Indiana. Matt learned of the internship at Kinloch from one of his professors and after viewing the website, he knew it is where he wanted to be. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing golf and anything related to being outdoors. Matt is looking forward to broaden his horizons while here and expericing the daily practices of a high end private operation.

Max Bloomquist is from Fruitland, Iowa. Max has already recieved his Associates degree in Golf and Athletic Turf Managment from Kirkwood Community College in Iowa and is now pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Iowa State University. Max began to develop his passion for turf while working on a home lawn care crew for two summers before working a Geneva Golf and Country Club the past two summers. Max enjoys playing golf, hunting and spending time with his family and friends during his free time. He is looking forward to gaining experience with cool season turf species this far south and learning what it takes to maintain tournament conditions on a daily basis as well as the preparations involved with hosting the Senior Amateur.

Nick Dunlap our final intern, comes to us from Iowa City, Iowa. Nick has already recieved his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Iowa State and is preparing to go back this Fall to work on his Masters in Turfgrass Science from Iowa State. Nick's past experience includes working at Quail Creek Country Club in Iowa, serving as a research assistant at Iowa State conducting research on Corn Gluten Meal and was a summer intern at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Northern Virginia this past summer. Nick loves working on cars and has already restored a 1980 chevy camaro. He is looking to become more rounded during his time here at Kinloch by experiencing different management philosopies, a different climate compared to the midwest and ultimately sees himself relocating to the Mid-Atlantic region.