Ould Newbury Golf Club is very pleased to introduce our new Golf Course Superintendent, Scott Godfrey. Scott has 15 years of experience in golf course maintenance at both private and public courses on the South Shore.
Scott’s first impression of Ould Newbury is that it “is a wonderful New England course that has been extremely well maintained. The course is challenging and incredibly unique in its routing and layout. The bones are in place to help bring the course up to the levels envisioned by the membership and I am looking forward to being the steward of these changes and of such a gem of a golf course.”
Scott’s impressive resume includes 4 years as Superintendent at Little Harbor Country Club in Wareham, MA, and 8 years as Assistant Superintendent at Duxbury Yacht Club in Duxbury MA. Scott brings with him a skills set very specific to the Ould Newbury environment, such as familiarity with a golf course located near a salt marsh and the resultant salt water issues this can cause on the course. In addition to turf maintenance, Scott also has experience with major renovation projects including drainage projects, bunker renovations, and tee construction/renovation.
While at the upscale Duxbury Yacht Club, a club that demanded tournament level conditions daily, Scott learned a vast amount about maintaining turf to the highest levels. During his tenure at Little Harbor Country Club, a small, privately owned public course, Scott honed his ability to balance high expectations with budgetary constraints.
As for his first-year outlook at Ould Newbury, Scott says “The major challenges of year one will be marrying my methodologies and practices with those of the club to live up to the standards already in place. My goal is to make sure that everyone is satisfied with the daily conditions while hoping to bring the course to a level that will make every member proud to show off to their peers.”
When asked if he would be willing to write a monthly blog post for the Ould Newbury website, Scott replied, “Sitting at a computer is not why I got into the golf course maintenance industry. I would much rather be out on the course, quite literally getting my hands dirty than typing away on a keyboard. Having said that, I firmly believe that communication is the key to success in any endeavor and would be more than happy to do a monthly communique letting everyone know what is transpiring on and around the course.”
In addition, Scott knows communication is a two-way street and is hoping the members feel free to talk to him. He said, “I believe the membership could help us the most by being vocal about how they feel things are going, whether good or bad, as well as sharing opinions about the proposed changes and overall direction of the courses conditions and appearance.”
Ould Newbury is excited about working with Scott and looks forward to his input. Please join us in welcoming him to the Ould Newbury family!
On the Personal Side
“I am forty-one years old and have been working in the golf industry for the last fifteen years. My wife and I celebrated our tenth anniversary this past February and we have three beautiful children. Our daughter is seven years old and about to finish the first grade. Our boys are four and a half years old and the reason my hair is rapidly greying! We currently live in Plymouth and are looking forward to moving to area. Hopefully it will be soon as the commute is not a pleasant one, however it is well worth the trip!”