My portfolio contains information on all aspects of my career and shares my vision of how a course should be managed. The work of a superintendent is usually defined by how his course is viewed and played. This website allows you to virtually share in what I have seen during my time on the course. Click on 'Experience' to the top-right to begin after this introductory page.
– Nationally recognized professional with extensive experience at many of the nation’s most well-regarded
golf clubs, such as Winged Foot, Pebble Beach, Congressional, Riviera and Merion.
– Directed the preparation and outstanding conditioning for several USGA national championships and many
PGA Tour events, including the 2000 & 2006 US Opens at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Winged Foot Golf Club.
– Forward-thinking agronomic principles developed through the years that have continually produced
unprecedented results and course conditioning.
– Thorough knowledge and experience in all aspects of golf course construction, including superior skills
in assisting with developing master plans and negotiating contracts for the projects.
– Industry advocate that promotes the enhancement of continued education on professionals through
many yearly public speaking engagements at national and international conferences.
MANAGE BY LIEBIG’S LAW OF MINIMUM
It states that growth is controlled not by the total amount of resources available, but by the limiting factor.
After we have collected all of the necessary data from testing the golf course infrastructure, we can identify the limiting factors. We will then craft an agronomic program to correct the limiting factors. The goal of the program will be to provide healthy turfgrass. With healthy turfgrass we can produce outstanding playing conditions. All turf grasses, whether it’s perennial rye grass, bentgrass, or poa annua have 4 basic needs to successfully survive. They are:
– Air (oxygen in soil profile)
– Fertility (food)
If these four criteria are not met or are out of balance, the result will be weak, thin turfgrass or no turfgrass at all.
Press & Industry Engagements
Over the years Eric has been featured in many industry articles and publications due to success at the many clubs he has worked for. He is a sought-after leader in the industry
and his opinions and career achievements are of interest for his peers and golfers alike. Some of the more notable press include:
USGA Green Record, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, The Met Golfer, Golf Course Industry, Golf Course Management and Golfdom.
In addition, Eric has become an industry advocate that promotes the enhancement of continued education on professionals through many yearly public speaking engagements at national and international conferences. Eric also believes in educating his club’s members with easy to understand visuals and presentations. Some highlights include extensive presentations at the GCSAA National Educational Conference and the International GCS Conference in Japan.
Top-left: Eric featured on Golfdom. Bottom-left: Feature on Paul Latshaw and Eric's work with him. Right: Eric included in Golf Magazine's The Fab 40 in Golf.