ABOUT ME:

Born and raised in the coastal town of Hope, Maine, I have always been a lover of everything outdoors. I majored in Horticulture with a focus in golf course management at Southern Maine Community College; after which I completed the Winter School Turf program at Umass Amherst.

I first realized my love for the industry when I spent the summer of 2011 in Colorado working as a grounds crew member at Pole Creek Golf Club. It was an incredible experience that left me with a desire to learn more about the trade and find success within the field.

In 2012 my love for the ocean brought me back to the grand state of Maine and I was hired as the second assistant at Portland Country Club, a Donald Ross designed course. Here my work included managing staff, irrigation repair, spraying of greens, tees, and fairways along with hand watering, daily mowing, and course setup. During my time at PCC I was a part of a master plan renovation that included 86 new bunkers, 3 new tees, and 21,000 square feet of green expansions. Other construction projects around the course were also common assignments that I had. 

Every learning opportunity that presented, I took. From volunteeing at multiple tournaments such as The Dell Technology Championship — 2015, 2016, 2017, where I worked directly with Tom Brodeur, to working with Dr. Swier at Weevil Trak —  2015,2016 to better understand annual blue grass weevils and the most effective way to control them. 

In August 2017 I started as a senior assistant at Fairview Country Club, a Robert Trent Jones designed course, working with Jim Pavonetti. Here I work to establish and enforce operating procedures and work standards that will produce high quality playing conditions and to ensure adequate performance and personal safety.

 

Phone:

(203) 424-3197

 

Location:

1241 King Street
Greenwich, CT 06831


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Course Experience


Grounds Crew — Pole Creek Golf Club; Tabernash, CO — 2011

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As a grounds crew worker at Pole Creek, I performed tasks such as mowing, cutting down trees, cutting cups, ensuring greens were in perfect shape.  I also helped with seeding and promotion of seed germination. 

Being friendly and welcoming to all the guest and locals was an important element of my position. 

Second Assistant — Portland Country Club; Falmouth, ME — 2012-2017

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As a second assistant I kept the golf course looking it’s best. Tasks included managing staff, irrigation repair, spraying of greens, tees, and fairways along with hand watering, daily mowing, and course setup. 

Construction projects around the course were also common assignments that I had.  

At Portland Country Club, a Donald Ross designed course, I worked in a high paced environment, lead and direct other crew members to get work done efficiently. Team collaboration was also a very important skill as I was expected to collaborate with both the Superintendent and 1st assistant in decision making and then proceeding to direct other crew members. 

Senior Assistant — Fairview Country Club; Greenwich, Ct — August 2017 - Current 

At Fairview Country Club, a Robert Trent Jones designed course, tasks include spraying, crew management, hand watering, irrigation repair, fertilizer application, and course set up. I work to establish and enforce operating procedures and work standards that will ensure adequate performance and personal safety. Technology skills — I work with spreadsheet software proficiently. I analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution to problems that arise. This position requires dependability and being responsible, Working to fulfilling obligations is crucial to the functionality of the crew.

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PROJECTS / Career ACHIEVEMENTS

 
 
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Fairview — XGD Greens Drainage

I have Implemented and executed multiple drainage projects around the course; most notably, XGD greens drainage on three greens and range tee.

 
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Featured articles — Tee to Green

I have written two articles for the MetGCSA’s Tee To Green publication. My first article, “Assistants Career Development Day”, focused on how assistants can develop their skills in order to further advance in the field. “The Importance Of Volunteering for PGA Tournaments” is my second article, which is a featured article and will be published in the November issue.

 
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Portland Country club Renovation

In the spring of 2017 Portland Country Club completed a full master plan which included 86 new bunkers, green expansions as well as the addition of 3 Tees.  

 
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Weevil Trak Research — 2015,2016

Annual Bluegrass Weevils, otherwise known as Hyperodes is a damaging insect that attacks both putting green surfaces and fairways.  Dr. Sweir, the head scientist from Syngenta, and I did research to track and better understand Hyperodes to more effectively control them. 

 

TOURNAMENT experience

 
TPC Boston Dell Technology Championship FedEx Cup Playoff — 2015,2016,2017.

TPC Boston Dell Technology Championship FedEx Cup Playoff — 2015,2016,2017.

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Arnold Palmer Invitational — 2018

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Arnold Palmer Invitational — 2018

Ridgewood, Country Club Northern Trust FedEx Cup Playoffs — 2018

Ridgewood, Country Club Northern Trust FedEx Cup Playoffs — 2018

PGA Championship at Bethpage Black—2019

PGA Championship at Bethpage Black—2019

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Andrew Baxter Resume

(Please click the above text to download resume)

andrewjbaxter21@gmail.com

(203) 424–3197 .