2019 Golf Course Management Internship

Each year, our team seeks to fill one, if not two positions on our staff with students from colleges and universities throughout the nation. Our goal, upon completion of the season-long program, is that our student(s) have been prepared in a manner that will enable them to attain the position of Second Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Our recruiting process is vigorous and students we have employed since the inception of our nationally recognized program, have been awarded over $18,000 in scholarships. In addition, the internship has been a conduit for our department to promote highly skilled team members to the level Assistant Golf Course Superintendent as evidenced with two of our current assistant managers, A.J. Josefoski and Dave Ward. 

If you know of a student currently enrolled in turfgrass management program or similar field of study, please pass along our information for the opportunity to join a winning team!

Te Veo Pronto!

We once again are saying farewell to one of our valuable team members. Dave Ward joined the staff this past February for his internship as part of Rutgers University’s turfgrass management program. 

Dave brought a great sense of humor with him, as well as, a wealth of experience as an arborist. He flourished within our our team dynamic as he progressed through his first season in golf course maintenance. This past May, as part of our internship program, Dave volunteered on the grounds staff for the Senior PGA Championship. 

Dave has indicated he would like to come back the team in 2018, and even though he is a Dallas Cowboys fan, we hope he decides to start his management career with us next golf season.

Au Revoir!

This year our golf maintenance program was fortunate to have two students on staff. This past week, A.J. Josefoski headed back to Penn State for his final year in the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program.

There were many beneficial aspects to his internship, but one opportunity A.J. had was volunteering on the grounds staff for the U.S. Women’s Open in July. This week, he and all the second year students at Penn State are volunteering for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club.
A.J. was an incredible asset to our team and he is already missed! A.J. has indicated he would like to return to work for the Club upon graduation and we certainly hope he will make the choice to return to the Brandywine Valley.

We wish A.J. well and Godspeed! 

Master Plan: Cart Path #6

Our staff recently installed a small cart path near the 6th green. This was all in accordance with the Master Plan of 2016.

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Each year, the turf on the right-side of the green complex would become thin due to cart traffic from golfers and maintenance vehicles.

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The Green Committee approved this new path and we had Dave Ward, Student Intern (pictured below), head-up the project with a few staff personnel.

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Some hand work was required at each end of the path for the red stone.

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The staff that helped Dave complete this task were, left to right: Jesus Aponte, Alfredo Pagan and Alberto Duran. All of these gentlemen are in the second season with the Club.

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When playing the 6th hole and utilizing the new path, please continue through to the end and park your golf cart at the rear of the green complex to enter the putting surface.

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2017 Student Interns

Each fall, we begin the recruitment process for our nationally acclaimed internship program. Since it’s inception in 2008, our students have been awarded scholarships from their experience here at the Club in excess of $16,000. We are fortunate to have secured two students this season year.

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Andrew J. Josefoski

AJ earned his BS in Sport Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Spring of 2016. He is currently studying golf course turfgrass management at Penn State University in their two-year certificate program.

Before coming to Bidermann, AJ worked at Oakmont Country Club in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for three seasons where he was fortunate enough to be a part of the 2016 U.S. Open.

In July, AJ will spend the week helping the daily preparation for the U.S. Women’s Open.

In his spare time, AJ enjoys golfing, fishing and spending time with friends and family.

“I came to the Wilmington area to experience managing a golf course in one of the toughest areas to grow turf. I believe the internship at Bidermann will afford me the best opportunity to learn and will provide a solid base for my career in golf course management.”

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David E. Ward

Dave is currently enrolled at Rutgers University in pursuit of a Professional Turfgrass Management certificate.

 Although this is Dave’s first season in the golf industry, his past experiences of working in the tree management trade will provide a great foundation for his career and a benefit for the Club this season.

In late May, we will be sending Dave to volunteer on the grounds staff for the Senior PGA Championship.

Outside of work, Dave enjoys golfing, hunting and fishing.  He says, “I love the challenge of learning new things and look forward to being an integral part of the Bidermann team!”