OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – March 2020

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Josh Loy who’s worked at Stewart Meadows Golf Course for the last 20 years.

Describe your facility in 10 words or less:
NIne holes, easy to walk, shorter course with many trees.

What’s the biggest challenge your facility presents to you as superintendent?
By far the biggest challenge is there are not enough hours in the day.

Excluding your current facility, what is the top golf course you’ve played?
The Oregon Golf Club

Have you had a hole-in-one? When and where?
Yep, hole #9 at Cedar Links Golf Club

What is your go-to club in the bag?
The L

Favorite all-time professional golfer?

Who joins you in a dream foursome?
Arnold Palmer, Tom Lehman, John Daly

On your last day, what is your meal of choice?
Chicken Fried Steak

What’s your all-time favorite movie?
A River Runs Through It

Country, Rock or other?

What’s your favorite sports team and why?
SF Giants, just a life-long fan and, Will Clark was a Giant

Let’s say there’s a three-day weekend coming up—what are you going to do?
A three day weekend and I’m not working? Surely I am taking Tbone (son) fishing somewhere.

What’s the biggest change that has occurred while you’ve been in the industry?
Technology used in the irrigation system.

What would you invent right now to make your professional life easier?
A fail-proof irrigation system.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve witnessed or done as a superintendent?
Introducing Monarch Way Stations to the course, doing our part helping the Monarch butterfly and other pollinators.

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone wanting to become a superintendent?
It is a challenge but, don’t be afraid to try something new once in a while, learn from mistakes and focus on the positive.