Friday, August 26, 2011

Storm Before the Storm

Many on the East Coast including a number of IGM courses are bracing for the arrival Hurricane Irene. Last night as staff for IGM at Lake of the Woods near Fredericksburg, Virginia finished the last hurrricane preparations, a line of strong storms passed through the area. The course experienced a very distructive microburst falling trees and scattering limbs and debris throughout the property.

Work to clear the greens and allow access around the course took place throughout the day today however the clean-up can't be completed prior to the arrival of Irene. IGM crews will be back to work as soon as conditions are safe. Good luck and stay safe.

Friday, August 19, 2011

August 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.
12 Years
Jim Moller - Superintendent - IGM at Habitat
6 Years
Martin Bojorquez - Irrigation Technician - IGM at Date Palm
Maurice Miyo - Superintendent - IGM at Savannahs
2 Years
John Samples - Assistant Superintendent - IGM at King's Point
Dallas Dupont - Equipment Technician - IGM at Sebastian
1 Year
Paul Pulaski - Equipment Technician - IGM at Brays Island
Angel Torres, Jr. - Assistant Equipment Tech - IGM at Mystic Dunes
Thanks to each of you for your efforts in making IGM the leader in the golf maintenance industry. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Friday, August 12, 2011

August Birthdays

Members of the IGM Team with August birthdays:
Robert Lendak - Equipment Technician - IGM at Silver Lakes
Willie Rudolph - Assisant Equipement Tech - IGM at North Palm Beach
Michael Heckenstaller - Assistant Superintendent - IGM at Habitat
Roger King - Equipment Technician - IGM at Waynesville
Chuck Carnite - Equipment Technician - IGM at ViewPoint
Pablo Tovar - Spray Technician - IGM at Mystic Dunes
We wish each of you a very Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

IGM Mourns the Passing of Mr. Michael Costa

IGM mourns the passing of Mr. Michael Costa, golf course superintendent at Cahoon Plantation GC in Chesapeake, VA.

Michael Henry Costa, 42, of Camden, North Carolina, passed away Monday, August 1, 2011. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Carol and Henry Costa. Michael started his golf career at age 15 at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence, RI. He soon became the Superintendent at Chemawa Golf Club, North Attleborough, MA until he moved to Cahoon Plantation Golf Club, Chesapeake, VA.

When he was not at the golf course, Michael could be found at the Avalon Fishing Pier on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father who lived a personal motto of "commitment to excellence".

Survivors include his wife, Tracey Ann Costa; two children, Michael Forrest Costa and Brooke Evelyn Costa; three sisters, Laurie Cook, Karen Holtzclaw and husband Alan and Michelle Cartwright and husband Todd Mosher as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Michael's life will be celebrated in a service at 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 5, 2011 at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home. Following the funeral service there will be a reception at Cahoon Plantation.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael's family and friends at this difficult time.