Staff Update

We are pleased to announce and congratulate Dave Smith on securing the position of Bentgrass Manager at East Coast Sod & Seed located in Woodstown, New Jersey.

East Coast Sod & Seed is a subsidiary of Delea Sod Farm based out of Long Island, New York. The sod operation in Woodstown comprises of over 3,000 acres of turfgrass primarily for the golf and sports field markets.


Dave has been with the Grounds Department for five years, the last three seasons as First Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Dave’s new role will have him oversee 225 acres of various cultivars of bentgrass grown for use on tees and fairways, while another 30 acres will be devoted to greens. This amount of turf acreage is the equivalent of managing over seven golf courses!

Dave will be on the forefront of cutting-edge seed technology and the turf grown at the farm will be used on golf courses throughout the nation including our own.

We wish Dave the best of luck in his new endeavor.

If you wish pass on your own well wishes, you can email Dave at