Thursday, April 30, 2009

May Birthdays

Members of the IGM Team with May birthdays:
Maurice Miyo – Superintendent – IGM at Savannahs
Larry Lehman – Crew Foreman – IGM at King’s Point
Daniel Wikiera – Technician – IGM at Mystic Dunes
Bobby Jacoby – Superintendent – IGM at Highland Fairways
Tray Maltby – Superintendent – IGM at Brays Island
Jose Benitz-Macias – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Bear Valley
Tim Millett – Crew Foreman – IGM at King’s Point
Donald Bookwalter – Assist. Superintendent – IGM at ChampionsGate
Roel Figueroa-Solis – Crew Foreman – IGM at Brays Island
Jason Farr – Superintendent – IGM at Lake Henry
Armando Garcia – Irrigation Tech – IGM at SilverStone
Eric Santana – Irrigation Tech – IGM at SilverStone
Jose Vega-Flores – Crew Foreman – IGM at SilverStone
Dean Lindquist – Technician – IGM at Heritage Greens

We wish each of you a very Happy Birthday!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Brays Island Plantation to Host Croquet Tournament

Brays Island Plantation will again host the Beaufort Marine Institute Invitational Croquet Tournament. In its 18th year, the event has grown to 32, 8-person teams and includes a silent auction and picnic. Last year’s event raised more than $55,000 for the Institute.

The Beaufort Marine Institute (BMI) is a non-profit residential facility that serves as an alternative to prison for juvenile offenders. Three out of four BMI graduates never commit another crime as compared to 50 percent of youth who go to jail. Located on Honeybee Island, South Carolina the Beaufort Marine Institute houses 36 young men ranging in age from 14 to 17 and provides carefully supervised training 24 hours a day. With guidance, support and enforced limits, delinquent youth can develop into confident, well-adjusted and law-abiding adults. Beaufort Marine Institute cares about the kids society has given up on and gives them the tools they need to succeed in life. At BMI, structure, discipline, love and positive role models make the difference, “one kid at a time.”

"Our small role in this event is rewarding one. BMI is a great organization that is making a positive impact in the community and in the lives of these kids" said Tray Maltby, IGM Golf Course Superintendent of preparing the courts for the event.

This year’s event will take place on May 8th and 9th. For more information, to participate or to make a donation to this worthy cause contact Mike Ingram at (843) 846-3149 or by email at

Monday, April 20, 2009

What happens to my maintenance staff when I outsource with IGM?

Together, we develop a transition plan that meets the mutual needs of the employees, the client and IGM. The client's incumbent staff is always offered the first opportunity to take positions with IGM. Many times IGM will hire the client's entire staff and indoctrinate them to our methods and procedures. In the wake of change, it is inevitable that some people will elect to seek employment elsewhere. Our track record is our best reference here. We have numerous success stories of incumbent staff members assuming leadership roles and making a career with IGM.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

If I outsource, will I lose control of my golf maintenance operation?

Not with IGM. We give you more control over the outcome of golf course maintenance activities by allocating resources to the things that will produce the results you expect. You get more time to concentrate on the things that are important to you because we do take control of things like dealing with numerous vendor accounts, writing payroll checks, managing worker's compensation risks, applying pesticides effectively, and dealing with regulatory agencies. These are the things you will want us to control.

For more information on IGM and the professional golf course services offered, please contact the IGM Business Development Office at 800-413-5500 or on the web at

Monday, April 13, 2009

April Milestones

We would like to recognize the following team members who have demonstrated their continued commitment to excellence and have reached important milestones with IGM.

10 Years of Service
Steve Gano – Vice President – IGM Corporate

4 Years of Service
Dayton Simpson – Superintendent – IGM at Pine Lakes

3 Years of Service
Patrick Thwaites – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Silver Dollar
Dennis Welch – Equipment Technician – IGM at Country Wood
Tim Sweet – Superintendent – IGM at Silver Dollar
Tomas Miguel – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Pine Lakes

2 Years of Service
Kellie Knight – Admin Assistant – IGM at SilverStone
Chris Monserrte – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Grand Palms

1 Year of Service
LeLand Cumming – Superintendent – IGM at Four Lakes
David Ramos – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Bear Valley Springs

Thanks to each of you for your efforts in making IGM the leader in the golf maintenance industry. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April Birthdays

Members of the IGM Team with April birthdays:
Leland Cumming – Superintendent – IGM at Four Lakes
Clyde Hartman – Irrigation Tech – IGM at Hunting Hills
Edward Taylor – Irrigation Tech – IGM at Grand Palms
David Ramos – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Bear Valley Springs
Roger Heckel - Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Tarpon Springs
Jay Ferguson - Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Pine Lakes
Brian Aiken – Equipment Tech – IGM at King’s Point
Fred Lewis - Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Heritage Greens
Shane McGuire – Superintendent – IGM at North Palm Beach
Mike Kuhn - Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Brays Island Plantation
Terrence Watson - Assistant Superintendent – IGM at ChampionsGate
Efren Mendoza – Irrigation Tech – IGM at Country Creek
Todd Hugill – Superintendent – IGM at Widows Walk
Anthony Huseman – Irrigation Tech – IGM at ChampionsGate
Francisco Olivares – Equipment Tech – IGM at SilverStone
Tanner Couch – Equipment Tech – IGM at ChampionsGate
Kapildeo Ramkaran – Irrigation Tech – IGM at Four Lakes
We wish each of you a very Happy Birthday!

Monday, April 6, 2009

IGM Expands Again in the Southeast

International Golf Maintenance, a world leader in golf course maintenance has added The Waynesville Inn, Golf Resort and Spa to its portfolio in the southeastern United States. The new owners of the resort are upgrading the facility and have turned to IGM to control golf course maintenance costs and to improve the condition of their 27-hole, Donald Ross design.

Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, the property also has 115 newly renovated rooms, meeting space, two unique restaurants, a pool and a spa – perfect for a mountain retreat! “This is a neat facility with remarkable views and a beautiful landscape. It complements our recent expansion in the Carolina’s rather nicely,” said Tyler Minamyer, IGM Regional Manager.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

IGM Maintained Ledges Golf Club Ranked in Top Ten

The Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley, Massachusetts has gone from being a local gem to receiving statewide recognition by In its first showing in the list of Best Massachusetts golf courses, The Ledges was ranked number eight.

The GolfLink website explains “…similar lists are often produced by various golf publications and tend to rate golf courses based solely on the subjective views of a handful of editors. The GolfLink list is calculated based upon an objective range of factors, including the preferences of up to a million visitors to the site each month.”

"It’s great to see all of the effort pay off. With the great playing conditions provided by IGM and the terrific service by our staff, the course has developed into one of the best golf experiences in New England, and we are very proud." commented Marissa Kulig, The Ledges Head Golf Professional.

For more information on IGM and the professional golf course services offered, please contact the IGM Business Development Office at 800-413-5500 or on the web at