OGA-OGCSA Superintendent Spotlight – May 2021

Superintendent Spotlight: Jeremy Galvin of Waverley Country Club

In this month’s Superintendent Spotlight we feature Jeremy Galvin who is Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Waverley Country Club


Describe your facility in 10 words or less:
Historic riverside club, properly restored, undulating greens.

What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?
The pear trees left of hole No. 10 green are genetics off the Mayflower.

What’s your favorite hole at your facility?
Hole No. 17, a beautiful Par 5 along the river with a double green.

What hole on your golf course is hardest to maintain (and why)?
Hole No. 1, south facing bunkers, small green with a lot of shade and acorns.

Outside of your own, what is your favorite golf course (and why)?
Bandon Dunes Golf resort, Links golf is the my favorite style of golf.

Have you had a hole-in-one? When and where?
Hole No. 8 North Bellingham Golf Course, Mother’s Day 2009

Who is your favorite all-time professional golfer?

Which movie can you watch that never gets old?
Cliche for our industry, but Caddyshack is so good.   

What’s your favorite musical artist or band?
Kendrick Lamar

What’s your dream vacation?
A month long trip in the UK and Ireland playing Links golf.

What led you down this career path?
love of golf, agronomy and reading the USGA green section, and walk mowing greens watching the sunrise over Mt. Baker.

What’s the biggest change that has occurred while you’ve been in the industry?
High end private clubs triplexing greens.

What would you invent right now to make your professional life easier?
A drone to afternoon handwater in the summer.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve witnessed or done as a golf industry professional?
Hosted the 2012 US Open at The Olympic Club.

Who is your mentor in the golf industry?
I’ve learned so much from so many people, Every superintendent I’ve worked for has been crucial for growth.

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone wanting to pursue this line of work?
Work at as many types of faculties you can, every place and superintendent can help your growth.