Golf Course Superintendent
Hometown: Eldorado, Texas
Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
How did you come to work at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch?
CL: With desire and devotion to the golf course industry, I knew the opportunity to work at Cordillera would be a blessing. I applied for the opening and now here I am, enjoying it.
PD: Jim Osbourne (used to work at Cordillera Ranch) was the superintendent at my last course and mentioned
Cordillera Ranch needed a qualified Equipment Manager.
What is your past work history that prepared you for The Clubs?
CL: While attending Western Texas College in the turf grass management program, I accomplished two summer internships with Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth. After graduating, I spent time as an Assistant Superintendent at Pine Tree Golf Club in Boynton Beach. Returning back to Texas, I was the Superintendent at The Club at Waterford in Marble Falls, then Superintendent at Blue Lake Golf Club in Horseshoe Bay.
PD: I have worked at many types of clubs from 36-hole executive, 18 semi and private, to 45-hole resort, all of which I learned something new from and continually try to improve myself and course conditions.
What makes your colleagues an asset to The Clubs?
CL: The GCM team works extremely hard to provide a beautiful golf course for our members. The job requires long hours in the heat of the summer. All crew members have importance with every little job they do. We all get a reward by noticing the improvements and compliments as they come.
PD: Everyone has an important role in maintaining the course, and our team works together to prepare the course each day for members.
What has been your most rewarding professional experience?
CL: Probably working the Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club.
PD: Being asked to help the GCSAA (Golf Course Superintendents Association of America) on the Equipment Manager’s task group that is helping to promote and improve the Equipment Manager image for future technicians.
What do you like most about working at Cordillera Ranch?
CL: I love the property. The great Hill Country truly shows her beauty out here.
PD: The opportunity to exceed member’s expectations of the golf course conditions.
What are your hobbies and interests?
CL: I’m actually an avid golfer and played collegiate golf while attending WTC. I enjoy hitting the ball around when I get an opportunity. I also love to work on my yard and landscape at home.
PD: Obtaining a private pilot’s license.
Favorite quote or motto?
CL: Hard Work Pays Off
PD: The pursuit of excellence and innovation – KMHS Marching Band