Graduate lands job at Putnam National

May 10, 2011 in 4-year, Alumni, Teaching

Mahopac, N.Y. –Putnam National Golf Club, a New York, daily-fee 18-hole championship golf course owned by Putnam County and operated by RDC Golf Group (RDC), announces that Brian Gallagher has been named golf course superintendent.

Gallagher comes to Putnam National from the private Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, N.Y., where he served for six years as senior assistant golf course superintendent. Previously, he served as assistant golf course superintendent at the Charles Banks-designed, private Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, Conn.

At Putnam National, Gallagher is responsible for preserving and enhancing the club’s 6,804 yards of lush, rolling fairways and greens. Gallagher supervises the club’s maintenance staff, maintains annual operating budgets, plans long-range course improvement and oversees clubhouse landscaping.

“Brian’s 10 years of proven success at high-end private golf facilities in the Metropolitan area, makes him uniquely qualified to lead our golf course maintenance team,” said General Manager John Napier. “His extensive experience working with Poa annua grass greens, which are the putting surfaces we have at Putnam National, will also ensure that our guests enjoy a first-class round of golf.”

Born and raised in the suburbs of Allentown, Pa., Gallagher graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Turfgrass Science. He is a member of the Metropolitan Golf Course Superintendents Association as well as the New York State Turfgrass Association, among others. He currently resides in Port Chester, N.Y., with his girlfriend Gady and their dogs Maxx and Cozy, who split time at the course chasing geese.

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