Golf is a fun sport to play but it is also a business with many different career opportunities. I always encourage my students to think creatively about golf holes when I ask them to design a hole. I have received some rather unique and carefully thought out ideas over the last few years. When I was advised that a local golf course designer was willing to share his knowledge with my students I was more than happy to make that happen.
Unfortunately, when the day came I had a personal conflict arise but my Junior Programming Manager, Mayda Muñiz was able to coordinate the event. Our guest speaker, Mr. Swanson was a big hit with the golfers:
My kids loved the class and Shay is now on a mission to convince us to design at least a putting green in our backyard. (He’s even organizing a garage sale so he can start saving money for it.) -Jennifer Atkins, parent
Annie said “Mr. Matt was reaaally good at drawing and I like that he gets to create things from his mind and make them become real. Also I didn’t know golf courses were so expensive!”
Shay said “I really liked learning how putting greens were made. I didn’t know all that went into it and how many layers there were and why there needs to be that many layers to make it work.”
“The golf course design class was super helpful by teaching me to understand the landscape shape no matter where you are. The fact that there are so many steps to a golf course is crazy! I didn’t know that underneath golf courses there were drainage with sand and pipes. The class was AWESOME!” -Emma Gard
“Thank you so much for taking your time to show us all what you do for your job. You really encouraged me to do things you love.” - Olivia Gard
It was certainly a very productive and inspiring day!