Welcome to the golf course maintenance page at The Federal Club. On this page you will find information on our key staff, course conditioning philosophies, monthly updates and useful links regarding turf care. We hope that this page can give you a little insight into how and why we manage the golf course the way we do. Enjoy and don’t be afraid to ask us questions along the way!!!
Our Conditioning Philosophy
We manage the conditions at The Federal Club for firmness and speed. We don’t just mean this with respect to the putting greens, but with respect to all of the playing surfaces. From the fairways to the approaches, we want to see the golf ball land receptively, but firmly. We manage this way so that the golfer gets the utmost enjoyment out of a well struck golf ball. Of course in Richmond, Virginia it is hard to manage cool season grass with firmness and speed while keeping it lush and green. As such, particularly in the summer months, we push our turf in an effort to create great playability. Although green is good, fast and firm is better.
Golf Course Superintendent
Associate of Agriculture- Landscape and Turf Management, Virginia Tech
Spring Creek Golf Club, Two Rivers Country Club, and The Tartan Golf Club
Ryan was thrilled to be returning to The Federal Club as the new Superintendent. He served as the assistant superintendent at TFC from February 2015 to March 2017. Prior to returning to The Federal Club in May of 2022, Ryan spent 5 years as the Superintendent at Spring Creek Golf Club. You are sure to see Ryan around the course with his ride along buddy and border collie, Geezer. For those who wish to learn more about what it takes to maintain a golf course like The Federal Club, follow Ryan on Twitter @rholbrook89.
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
B.S.A. Sports and Recreation Management, James Madison University
Adam previously worked as an elementary school teacher and during his summers off began working at The Federal Club in 2015. He began serving as an Assistant Superintendent for the golf course in the Spring of 2021. Adam is newly engaged, and he and his wife just welcomed their first child. In his time not spent at the golf course working, Adam coaches baseball at Atlee High School, loves to golf, and spends time with his dog, Finley, and his family.
Turf Equipment Technician
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