Interns & U.S. Women’s Open

Over the years, our Internship Program has become recognizable throughout the nation for opportunities such as scholarships for our students while employed with the Club and the ability to volunteer time at important events.

Luis Martinez

This year, our two interns had the chance to spend a week on the grounds staff at Lancaster Country Club for the United States Women’s Open. Above, Luis Martinez (Penn State University) poses with the Harton S. Semple Trophy. Below, Brandon McNally (Purdue University) takes his turn with the trophy that was hoisted by In Gee Chun of South Korea with a score of -8 for the Championship.

Brandon McNally

As part of his morning duties, Brandon raked bunkers with a crew of six volunteers, pictured here on the 16th hole.

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Below on the 16th hole, eleven grounds staff members take part in a variety of tasks including bunker raking, greens mowing and moving plastic covers around the green complex.

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On the 10th hole, a nightly activity included filling divots with group of 15 staff members.

Divot Crew

Below on the 14th hole, more divots are being filled during the evening shift, while in the distance you can see eleven, again that number was 11, fairway mowers prepping the turf for the following day’s golf rounds.

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The 7th tee at Lancaster CC.

Morning Light

Befitting with the sun setting in the above picture, we bid Godspeed to our Intern Brandon McNally! Brandon is off to begin his junior year at Purdue and we wish him the best of luck and much success – thanks for all your hard work Brandon!!

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Recent Damage & Etiquette

Over the last few weeks, we have experienced damage on the course we wanted you to be aware of that is not associated with regular play. The picture below is from the 2nd Green that occurred on July 12th. These are three distinct swipes into the putting surface.

2 Green Retouched

The picture below is from the 7th green.

7 Green Retouched

The divot above was taken out (on August 1st) of the green surface in the direction of the hitting towards the fields on the right hand side of the golf hole. The pictures below are from number 13.

13 Approach Retouched

These are four divots in a concentrated area on the approach to the 13th green. In all, there were over 20 divots taken out of the approach. All of these divots were directed towards the woods alongside the 14th tees. The picture below is from the green surface. As in the divots from the approach, this divot was taken out in the direction of the wood line on the 14th hole. This damaged was discovered on the morning of August 5th.

13 Green Retouched

If you come upon this type of damage during your golf round, please notify the Grounds Staff immediately so that we can rectify the area with plugs.