Friday, September 24, 2010

Why Aerify?

Informational clip for golfers. Thanks to Dr. Larry Stowell and Pace Turf.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wild Hogs Damage Sebastian Golf Course Greens

Most days IGM Golf Course Superintendent Sean Gillen would tell you that the biggest scars on his greens at Sebastian Municipal Golf Course are from unfixed ball marks. Ball marks are nothing in comparison to the damage done recently by the foraging of wild hogs.

They’ve hit us hard on the greens,” said Sean. “They rooted up about 300 square feet of turf, causing complete devastation.”

Gillen said it’s the first time in 15 years he’s seen wild pigs cause this type of damage to a golf course.“It’s an extremely uncommon occurrence. There’s always been evidence that they’re in other areas of the course, but they haven’t bothered the turf before.”

The IGM staff has put in more than 40 man-hours trying to restore the turf, placing pieces of turf back down like putting together a puzzle. Many more hours will be spent ensuring that the turf survives and is restored to the level expected on an IGM maintained property.

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

Friday, September 10, 2010

September 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.

8 Years
Daniel Wikiera – Technician – IGM at Mystic Dunes

7 Years
William Scheer – Superintendent – IGM at Mystic Dunes

5 Years
Henry Oertel – Equipment Technician – IGM at The Ledges

3 Years
Brad Batchelor – Superintendent – IGM at Bear Valley Springs
Fernando Benetiz – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Bear Valley Springs
Raul Sanchez – Crew Foreman – IGM at Bear Valley Springs
Edward Taylor – Irrigation Technician – IGM at Grand Palms

2 Years
Wayne White – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Silver Lakes
Roel Solis – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Brays Island
Michael Kuhn – Superintendent – IGM at Lake of the Woods

1 Year
Brian Certo – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Heritage Greens

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

Friday, September 3, 2010

September Birthdays

Members of the IGM Team with September birthdays:

Bobby Reyes – Superintendent – IGM at Date Palm
Michael Graff – Assistant Equipment Tech – IGM at Sandridge
David Bair – Irrigation Technician – IGM at Heritage Greens
Patrick Slevin – Crew Foreman – IGM at ChampionsGate
Christopher Monserrate – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Grand Palms
William Scheer – Superintendent – IGM at Mystic Dunes
Duane Simpson – Landscape Supervisor – IGM at ViewPoint
Ryan Cahill – Assistant Superintendent – IGM at Widow’s Walk

We wish each of you a very Happy Birthday!