Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bobby Jacoby - 25 Years & Counting

In a time when a triplex can have a longer tenure at a course than a Golf Course Superintendent, the benchmark set by Bobby Jacoby is something very few will ever achieve. Bobby has reached the 25 year mark with Highland Fairways Country Club.

Bobby was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida. His interest golf started when he was six or seven, shagging balls at the golf course across the street from where he grew up. He joined the team at Highland Fairways as the grow in superintendent in 1985 and has since led the course through housing development, hurricanes and every agronomic challenge you can imagine.

Bobby joined the IGM Team in 1999 and continued to lead the course maintenance operation. Bobby attributes his ability to keep up with the changing industry by "reading, reading, reading, going to seminars and discussion groups".

He is truly an asset to Highland Fairways and to the IGM Team. Congratulations Bobby!