Rob Sicinski – Somerset Hills Country Club

June 2, 2015 in 2-year, Internships, Teaching

After a morning visit to Kaegan at Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, I headed to New Jersey to visit another course that I’ve never been to and another Tillinghast design at Somerset Hills Country Club.

Somerset Hills Country Club

It was a dreary day, but Rob and I managed to get around the beautiful golf course. I’m not a golf course architect buff, but this course is definitely one that would rank high on my list. The greens complexes were challenging and greens extremely undulated. I look forward to getting back there sometime to play a round (golf is a self-imposed “no no” on my internship visits).

Internship Visit #5 with Rob Sicinski

Rob is like a lot of students that enroll in the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program at Penn State. He was a successful businessman for several years, but was missing something sitting behind a desk (although he has some great jokes about his former work). He decided to make a huge shift, come back to school and take on the challenge of becoming a golf course superintendent. Due to the moving on of another key individual at the course, Rob has been luck to be involved in all maintenance and management aspects at the club.

Heading South

As for me, I am headed to NJ to stay with friends for the night before moving on to Philadelphia Cricket Club where I will be visiting my 6th intern, but also working with our videographer on a series of videos about the program. Tomorrow’s focus is about the internship program.

Check out some image from my visit to Somerset Hills Country Club