In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Ryan Wyckoff who has been with Shadow Hills Country Club for the last four years.
Describe your facility in 10 words or less:
Private club that is fun to play, with no houses.
What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?
Hosted the Nationwide Tour for 10 years
What’s your favorite hole at your facility?
What is your go-to club in the bag?
On your last day, what is your meal of choice?
Excluding your current facility, what is the top golf course you’ve played?
Country, Rock or other?
Who is your dream foursome?
Willie, Waylon, Merle and Hank
Let’s say there’s a three-day weekend coming up—what are you going to do?
Hunt, camp or go to Bend
What’s your all-time favorite movie?
What’s your favorite sports team and why?
Beavers. They are terrible but thousands still go and watch like they might win a game.
Favorite all-time professional golfer?
What’s the biggest change that has occurred while you’ve been in the industry?
What would you invent right now to make your professional life easier?
Weather control and model employees
Who is your mentor?
I learned from many good Superintendents, including Vance Much and Tom Huesgen.
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone wanting to become a superintendent?
Don’t do it, choose a different profession