Internship Visit: Round #4

June 15, 2011 in 2-year, Alumni, Teaching

Visit #7: Mitch McPhilomy @ Chevy Chase Club

This week kicked off with a visit to an intern at Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, MD. Just off a plane from FL, I hopped in a car and drove straight to the club where I met with Dean Graves (2-Year Alum) to talk about the progress of intern Mitch McPhilomy. Mitch brought with him to the club a diverse and extensive amount of experience. Having worked in Colorado, Idaho, The Bahamas and a couple other places that I can’t think of at the moment, he has seen a variety of grass types, growing environments and management styles.

For the tour of the course I had to pull Mitch off of afternoon water duty (thanks Dean for allowing me to grab him). During the tour, Mitch gave me the run down on daily activities of the interns and all of the responsibilities he has on the course; water management being a key duty for interns in the hot and humid mid-Atlantic region. While there, Mitch is also experiencing a wealth of information and is lucky to have the support and input from one of the best Superintendents in the country. I look forward to seeing how he continues to expand his knowledge and experiences as the summer progresses.

View photos from Round #4 of the internship visits below.