Bryan’s Resume

BRYAN WIDMER, CGCS

278 Ascot Lane Streamwood, Illinois 60107 (708) 903-4915(c) bryanwid@sbcglobal.net

 SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certified Golf Course Superintendent with established success in course management and construction
  • In-depth knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations affecting golf course operations
  • Promote environmentally sensitive practices, Achieved Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary certification
  • Maximize efficiency and minimize costs through effective design via computerized tracking systems
  • Superior communication skills, build positive rapport with staff, effective management of bilingual staff
  • PGA tournament preparation and U.S. Open grounds staff volunteer
  • Strong track record of effective interaction with Board of Directors, Golf Chairs, Golf Professionals, members, guests, and others to ensure optimum playing conditions


PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE


HILLDALE GOLF CLUB
, Hoffman Estates, Illinois (2003 to Present)

Superintendent

Public, 18-holes, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design, $600,000 maintenance budget, 30,000 annual rounds, Bentgrass/poa greens, tees, fairways, known regionally as the “Best Greens in the Burbs,” staff of 12

  • Provide exceptional turf conditions through aggressive cultural practices to maintain top conditioned standards recognized throughout the region, and manage all aspects of grounds department including personnel, irrigation, and structural components
  • Communicate with the General Manager, staff, and membership with professionalism in order to effectively establish rapport while exceeding expectations
  • Oversee short and long-term financial budgeting in addition to day-to-day purchasing
  • Directed the complete renovation of two holes, USGA spec greens, tees, fairways, and bunkers
  • Reconstructed the 16th Par 3 hole, including green, tees, sand traps, wetlands area, and raised the height of the 17th hole fairway and green approach to raise it out of a flood zone
  • Demonstrated sound project management skills while facilitating the installation of the Toro Osmac automated irrigation system and the Watertronics pump station utilizing subcontractors
  • Utilize proficiency in Word and Excel computer applications to monitor program outcomes


BRYN MAWR COUNTRY CLUB
Lincolnwood, Illinois (1996 to 2003)

Assistant Superintendent

Exclusive, Private, 18-holes, traditional style course built in 1919, $1,000,000 maintenance budget, 15,000 annual rounds, Bentgrass/poa greens, tees, fairways, course is situated along the northern shore of Chicago, staff of 22

  • Achieved top quality turf through strategic scheduling of daily maintenance tasks and programs, collaborated in the budgetary process
  • Oversaw and assisted in the renovation of all sand traps course-wide, in addition to the installation, operation, and repair of the computerized Rainbird Cirrus Irrigation System
  • Directed the initial Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program certification in 1999


COG HILL COUNTRY CLUB
Lemont, Illinois (1993 to 1996)

Assistant Superintendent

Four 18-hole daily fee golf courses, $2,500,000 maintenance budget, 150,000 annual rounds, staff of 75

  • Directly supervised two courses, focused crews in the completion of various projects while maintaining exceptional work standards, also served as a key contributor in purchasing decisions
  • Participated in construction across all four courses which included the grow-in of three new holes, new tees and tee additions, green enlargements, and the renovation of 50 sand traps
  • Repaired and operated the Toro Network 8000 irrigation system
  • Assisted in preparations for the PGA Tour’s annual Motorola Western Open

 

 


WASHINGTON COUNTRY CLUB
Washington, Iowa (1988 to 1993)

Superintendent

Semi-Private, 9-hole course on 75 acres, Bent/poa greens, Bluegrass/per rye tees, fairways, Host of the SE Iowa Amateur, staff of seven

  • Gained relevant experience and skills while successfully performing all components of basic golf course maintenance and operation, also initiated a successful equipment replacement program
  • Executed the renovation of all greens to USGA specifications, completed an irrigation system addition and deep well construction


E
DUCATION & CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

Associates of Science in Grounds and Turf Management

Kirkwood College Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Completed coursework to expand knowledge of computer applications and the Spanish language

College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Completed 36 seminars towards achieving Certification and Class A status

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

 


P
ROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

 

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Member 1988 to Present

Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents Member 1995 to Present

Chicagoland Association of Golf Course Superintendents Member 2002 to Present

Big Brothers and Big Sisters – Friends First Program Volunteer 2002 to Present

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