Monday, March 29, 2010

Exceeding Expectations at Brays Island

Tray Maltby, IGM Golf Course Superintendent at Brays Island Plantation in Sheldon, South Carolina recently completed the most stressful event for most superintendents short of a televised tournament. Earlier this month, the private club’s annual Member-Guest was a complete success. In a recent communication Director of Golf, Mike Ingram shared his opinion.

“I want to thank your staff for a job well done with last week's Member-Guest Tournament. The golf course played perfectly and was in great condition. I congratulate you and your team's efforts in dealing with so many unforeseen circumstances these past couple of months. Your steadfast hard work and desire to produce the best possible product was evident with your staff and the leadership they received....truly, the place never looked better! The Golf Staff and Owners are very fortunate to have such great support in making this event a huge success!”

Tray is also pleased with the great course conditions “It is rewarding to get such great feedback and to know that our hard work has not gone unnoticed"

The successes at Brays Island are just one example of the results that can be achieved when courses of all types partner with IGM. 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

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rounds 4 Research Golf Auction

IGM announces its support of Rounds 4 Research. This auction offers an innovative online auction of golf rounds at over 550 courses to raise money for turfgrass research.

Secure a rare chance to tee it up at some of the best known and most exclusive golf clubs in the game in an innovative online auction that runs April 7 to April 21.

More than 550 courses from the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, Texas and Nevada will be available for bid as the golf industry rallies to raise money for turfgrass research.

Some of the game’s greatest venues are ready to welcome your foursome if you post the winning bid. Go to and view an updated list of courses on offer and register to receive a reminder email in the hours before the auction launch.

That list will grow right up to auction time but already high profile partners include:

• East Lake Golf Club – home of the PGA Tour Championship,
• Pinehurst No. 2 – which hosts its third U.S. Open Championship in 2014,
• Harbour Town Golf Links – home of the PGA Tour’s Verizon Heritage Classic,
• The Ocean Course at Kiawah – host of 1991 Ryder Cup and PGA Championship in 2012,
• Sedgefield Country Club - Home of the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship.

Exclusive private playgrounds ranked by Golf Digest among the 100 absolute best courses in the country include Sage Valley, Long Cove, Eagle Point, Yeaman’s Hall, Newport Dunes and The Homestead’s Cascades Course.

In each region, proceeds will benefit research critical to the continued health of our great game and the billions of dollars in economic impact it generates in the participating states.

Friday, March 26, 2010

March Anniversaries

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

3 Years
Martin Soria – Irrigation Tech – IGM at Ridgewood Lakes

2 Years
Luis Cruz – Equipment Tech – IGM at ChampionsGate
Aaron Parker – Equipment Tech – IGM at Spessard Holland
Sean Gillen – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Sandridge

1 Year
William Jeffrey – Superintendent – IGM at King’s Point
Andrew Fowler – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Waynesville
Jeff Miller – Director of Maintenance – IGM at Waynesville

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

Friday, March 19, 2010

March Birthdays

Members of the IGM Team with March birthdays:

Peter Ferraguto – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at The Ledges
Patrick Thwaites – Assisatnt Superintendent – IGM at Silver Dollar
Ricardo Pascual – Irrigation Tech – IGM at Brays Island
Darryl Watkins – Irrigation Tech – IGM at Highland Lakes
Bernabe Matias – Equipment Tech – IGM at ChampionsGate
Joseph Elacqua – Equipment Tech – IGM at Silver Dollar
David Souder – Equipment Tech – IGM at Sandridge
Edward Royland – Equipment Tech – IGM at Highland Fairways
Timothy Sweet – Superintendent – IGM at Silver Dollar
Darin Pakkala – Superintendent – IGM at ViewPoint
Todd Wigington – Superintendent – IGM at Country Creek
Brian Kinney – Superintendent – IGM at Heritage Greens

We wish each of you a very Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

IGM Sponsors North Palm Beach Heritage Festival

IGM is proud to support the Village of North Palm Beach’s Heritage Festival and will be participating in this year’s Business Expo. Our tent will feature free giveaways and a chance to enter our prize drawing. Make sure to stop by from noon to 6pm and visit with members of our team and drop your business card into the drawing!

The 11th annual Heritage Festival & Parade is on Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 11am to 8pm. This annual event has drawn thousands of local residents for the past 10 years. It features a parade, business expo, live band & entertainment, adult/children’s games/activity, a carnival midway, food and much more! This year’s Festival is held at Anchorage Park following the parade.

"The parade grew steadily over the years. Now it's a great celebration for village residents and the business community," said Village Councilman Ed Eissey.

For more information about the event, call (561) 841-3386 or visit For 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

Friday, March 12, 2010

IGM Community Participation

We believe strongly in participating in the communities in which we live and work. In ways large and small, IGM and our team members regularly contribute in a wide variety of ways.

Recently, IGM at SilverStone initiated support of the nearby Shadow Ridge High School Baseball Program. "We greatly appreciate your time and assistance in helping us create an environment for our students that reflects pride and tradition." said head coach Frank Tousa.

"Giving back to the community is personally and professionally rewarding. Donations of time and money to worthy causes underscore our community philosophy here at IGM." commented Robert Diebold, IGM's West Coast Regional Manager. "We encourage everyone to be active in an area of the local community that is important to them."

Would you like to highlight a team member's accomplishment in your community or spread the word about opportunities and encourage others. Email your information to

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