When I met Patrick, the Head Manager of Turf at the Engineers Country Club, I asked him to show me his favorite spots on the course. In his headshot photos I wanted to capture what makes the course, the grounds, and it’s facilities unique. So, we took two golf carts out and drove around for a bit. As we drove, Patrick proved to be super informative and passionate about his role at the Roslyn Harbor, NY country club and about Long Island’s unique geography.
“From the top of the 15th hole you can see the NYC skyline faintly in the distance. At night when it’s clearer the whole city looks amazing from up here”, he explained. Patrick also told me just how unique Long Island’s North Shore golf courses are in comparison to the rest of the country. Long Island courses naturally feature dramatic hills, terrific soil conditions, and shady tall trees. In comparison, when building a golf course elsewhere hills have to be made, trees have to be planted, and soil has to be developed.
So, how did the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America find this Long Island photographer? I’m certainly no expert of “country club club turf management”. The answer is simple, S.E.O. I’ve been working on pushing relevant and geotagged content to blogs and pages on my website.
Location: Engineers Country Club