In 2002 Nick started working at Ridgewood Country Club, a private 18 hole facility designed by Deverrt Emmet, located in Danbury, CT. While working there Nick very quickly started working his way up the ladder from walk-mowing greens to starting to learn how to spray and how important water management is to maintaining a golf course. It was here that Nick realized his true passion, which led him to be accepted into Rutgers University’s turf program. Nick graduated in 2004, with a degree in Turf Management.
After Rutgers, Nick began his professional career at Country Club of Waterbury, an 18 hole Donald Ross designed private club in Connecticut. This was his first management role. It was there where he learned the ins and outs of managing a large crew. He worked alongside the Superintendent in all facets of golf management. During the off season Nick worked with the club’s equipment manager and learned how to grind and sharpen reels.
The following season the Assistant position opened up at Ridgewood. Nick went back as the Assistant Superintendent at the course that felt like home. At the time, Ridgewood was going through an extensive green and bunker surround construction project which included a new irrigation system and the re-build of the 15th green. Nick worked to oversee all of this.
Several years later, Nick met his wife and they decided to relocate to Greenwich, CT, in 2011. He began working at the nearby Ardsley Country Club, an Allister Mackenzie and Ross design. While working at Ardsley, Nick was part of many club projects which included a very extensive tree clearing project and the addition of building forward tee boxes to accommodate the younger golfers.
In 2015, Nick ventured out to a new opportunity at Bonnie Briar Country Club in Larchmont, NY, a Tillinghast and Emmet design. Here, Nick was part of a project which ultimately saved the club thousands of dollars. They installed a pump system which would catch water from a stream that ran through the course and pumped it into holding pond which they cleared out in the middle of the course. This would hold water and had a syphoning system which would dump water into our lower irrigation system when the water would drop to a certain level. This project allowed the club to not have to use city water any longer.
2018 offered Nick's dream opportunity. He landed the head Superintendent position at Doral Arrowwood in Rye, NY, a 9 hole semi-private resort golf club. After his first season Nick was quickly promoted to Director of Golf and Grounds and was an integral member of the strategic team. However, in 2020 the hotel and golf course were purchased by a private buyer and the property closed. Being a talented professional, Nick had several opportunities to move on, and quickly took the position of Superintendent at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, NY. He works directly with the Director of Golf on all facets of golf management, while actively seeking his next opportunity as a head golf course superintendent.
Nick and his wife live in Westport, CT with their vivacious 4 year old Daughter. Nick enjoys spending time with his family, snowboarding in VT and golfing every chance he gets. As an avid golfer he has had the opportunity to play some of the best courses in the country. His favorites being Pine Valley and Medalist Golf Club.
EDUCATION & Associations
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
GOLF TURF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, GRADUATED 2004
GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA