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Alum Talks about U.S. Senior Open
July 24, 2014Oak Tree National’s golf course superintendent is Josh Cook, 34, who moved here in January of 2012 after beginning his golf course tending career in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the age of 18.
Walking a Mile in an Intern’s Shoes
July 21, 2014When Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw completed the renovation of Pinehurst No. 2 they left the grounds maintenance staff a faster, firmer golf course that rekindled the spirit Donald Ross had originally envisioned for his masterpiece. One of the most talked about parts of the renovation are the natural areas, which feature native wiregrass along with a host of other plants that give No. 2 its classic look and feel. I got to spend quite a bit of time in these natural areas over the past three weeks and there’s a lot more that goes into maintaining them than I had initially imagined.
Penn State Grad Prepares for U.S. Senior Open
July 16, 2014Despite temperatures topping 100 degrees earlier this week, and similar figures expected this weekend, Josh Cook, the golf course superintendent at Oak Tree National, is pleased with the course’s condition for the championship. “If you had asked me a year ago, we would have taken this,” said Cook, who became the superintendent here in January 2012. “It’s a challenge, but it’s a manageable challenge. We could be a lot hotter and more severe in July.”