Friday, October 29, 2010

Attention IGM Staff Members

Do you have a special event or a staff member accomplishment that should be recognized? An innovative idea or insight that should be shared with our other Superintendents? Want to share your Audubon and environmental stewardship success stories? Maybe just a suggestion about information that would be helpful to your operation. Then let's put it on the blog.

Please be on the lookout for information and think about things that you might like to share. Any suggestions/information can be sent to Thanks in advance for your participation!

Friday, October 22, 2010

IGM at Sebastian Greens Recovery Well Underway

Back in September, wild hogs created extensive damage to several greens while foraging for food. IGM Golf Course Superintendent Sean Gillen and his staff have spent many hours nurturing the damaged areas back to life. After replacing the damaged turf much like a jigsaw puzzle, a program was put in place to restore the surface to putting quality.

The current restoration program includes a reduced mowing schedule, regular hand topdressing and leveling as well as weekly supplemental fertilization. "Core sampling shows many new white roots with a consistent rooting depth of over 3 inches" commented Sean. "We have not yet achieved the putting green quality we expect but have made good progress".

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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, October 15, 2010

IGM Welcomes Chris Parsons

It is our pleasure to welcome Chris Parsons as the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent for IGM at ViewPoint Golf Resort in Mesa, Arizona. Chris has gained experience in both the midwest and southwest, most recently at Desert Forest Golf Club ranked in Golf Magazine's Top 50 in the country. He is a past recipient of the GCSAA Scholars Award and a graduate of Michigan State University. (We won't hold that against him.)

"Chris brings over 15 years of experience to our team. His experience, agronomic knowledge, hands-on management style and customer service skills have already shown to be great assets to the operation." said Tyler Minamyer, IGM Regional Manager.

Welcome Chris!

Friday, October 8, 2010

October 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.

9 Years
Todd Hugill - Superintendent - IGM at Widows Walk

7 Years
Juan Villegas - Assistant Superintendent - IGM at Mystic Dunes

6 Years
Donald Bookwalter - Superintendent - IGM at ChampionsGate
Toua Hang - Spray Technician - IGM at ChampionsGate

5 Years
Aaron Warstler - Superintendent - IGM at Terraverde
Winfield Yount - Superintendent - IGM at Sandridge

4 Years
Art Hampton - Director of Maintenance - IGM at ChampionsGate
Tommy Coffey - Superintendent - IGM at Grand Palms
Martin Suarez - Assistant Superintendent - IGM at Silver Lakes

3 Years
Raymond Morrison - Equipment Tech - IGM at North Palm Beach
Shane McGuire - Superintendent - IGM at North Palm Beach

2 Years
Daryl Morris - Equipment Tech - IGM at Savannahs

1 Year
Walter Mrozek - Spray Technician - IGM at Sandridge

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

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Birthdays

Members of the IGM Team with October birthdays:

John Weathers - Assistant Superintendent - IGM at Mystic Dunes
Juan Villegas - Assistant Superintendent - IGM at Mystic Dunes
John Lecour - Irrigation Technician - IGM at Habitat
Travis Padgett - Irrigation Technician - IGM at Lake of the Woods
Nigel Hoyte - Spray Technician - IGM at Four Lakes
Walter Mrozek - Spray Technician - IGM at Sandridge
Alan Jackson - Superintendent - IGM at Polo Grounds

We wish each of you a very Happy Birthday!