Introducing Bill Green - Golf Course & Grounds Superintendent
Bill joined Cutten Fields management team as the Golf Course and Grounds Superintendent in early 2015. Upon joining Cutten Fields, Bill and his family; Micheline, Savannah, Adelaide, Harlow and Colton relocated to Guelph from Bolton and are now active members in our community.
Bill’s insights and leadership have been a critical element of revisiting our long term strategies with the golf course. This includes; leading the charge in selecting Golf Course Architect Jeff Mingay, planning and overseeing the implementation of the Master Plan. The golf course has seen many advancements over the past 5 seasons with Bill at the helm; from new tee decks, bunkers, development of a tree management plan, green site evaluations, and of course the in-house construction and redesign of the 15th hole.
With Bill’s unique background in Golf Course Management he is no stranger to working at private clubs with extensive history and tradition like Cutten Fields while under going change. In his previous roles Bill gained valuable experience and knowledge of construction principles, and various grow-in methods including the renovation at The Toronto Golf Club, the development of The Georgian Bay Club, and an internship at Baltusrol Golf Club as they prepared for the PGA Championship. Bill is a graduate of both the University of Guelph and Penn State Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program. These experiences and others have given Bill the tools to guide Cutten Fields into this new phase in our clubs rich history.
Presently, Bill’s time has been focused on the redesign of holes 13 & 16 while coordinating the upcoming course renovation project to begin in the fall of 2020. Work is well underway and a good portion of earth moving was completed on hole 13 and 16 last fall. It is beginning to look and feel like a golf hole, and will be a huge improvement to the golf experience at Cutten Fields. Bill and his team are eagerly awaiting spring so they can continue the improving the golf course.
With the upcoming improvements to the golf course, Bill will oversee the greens renovation project. It is an exciting time for Cutten Fields, Bill states “ the future is bright, the new greens and bunkers will provide superior consistency and playability worthy of a world class golf facility.”
DID YOU KNOW: In the past 5 years, Bill has made many contributions and improvements to the golf experience at Cutten Fields. The Top highlights include:
Green Expansion on 3 green restoring original Chick Evans/Stanley Thompson features.
Introduction of Native Areas in the rough. This has added an interesting component to the playability while creating a beautiful contrast in colour. Most importantly by incorporating these areas into the golf course water use has been reduced.
Removed the mounds behind one green creating a drop off. This simple adjustment improved surface drainage and by adding short cut turf around the green brought a new and fun element to the hole.
Introduced a new set of tees on 2 & 18 creating a more appropriately proportioned arrangement of tees.
Planted over 60 trees native to Southern Ontario.
Hosted the 2017 Women’s Canadian Amateur
Managed the grow-in and development of the new GTI turf plots.