Behind the Greens with Drumlins’ Peter McPartland


Campus & Group

Because the 2022 golf season will get into full swing, Drumlins Nation Membership Golf Course Superintendent Peter McPartland is up with the solar, main his crew and tending to the greens, along with his pet, Bogey, by his aspect.

Peter McPartland and Bogey“Pete is most actually an MVP right here at Drumlins,” says Drumlins’ Director Chris Myslow. “It’s tough to think about the imaginative and prescient and diligence that it takes to keep up 36 golf holes over 200 acres. Each day, I obtain extremely constructive suggestions from our members. It’s a pleasure to come back to work daily and see Pete’s work.”

We caught up with McPartland to study extra about his function at Drumlins, his philosophy on onerous work, his ardour for golf and the way he supplies a best-in-class expertise for Drumlins members and the Syracuse College neighborhood.

  • 01

    How lengthy have you ever been at Drumlins, and the place did you spend time beforehand?

    Previous to coming to Drumlins 13 years in the past, I used to be an assistant superintendent on the Tuscarora Golf Membership. I additionally accomplished an internship in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and spent many summers at Beaver Meadows Golf Membership. I acquired levels in golf course administration and turf administration from SUNY-Delhi.

  • 02

    What’s a typical day at Drumlins for you?

    Throughout the golf season, seven days every week beginning at dawn, the grounds crew is out mowing forward of any golfers. After mowing, we go into extra element work: trimming bushes, raking bunkers, performing irrigation work, and many others. Every day is totally different and though each grounds crew member is ready to observe by means of with their duties, the climate can dictate what’s completed.


  • 03

    Inform me about your canine! What’s his “job” on the course?

    Bogey, a 7-month-old black lab, is our course canine. He was gifted to my household from among the members right here at Drumlins. He follows within the “pawprints” of our former course canine of 11 years, Bunker. Their jobs embrace patrolling the course, chasing away wildlife that may injury turf, and, after all, greeting the gamers.

  • 04

    What has been your proudest accomplishment and largest problem to date at Drumlins?

    My proudest second is having the ability to deliver Drumlins to the place it’s at this time. The situation of the course has modified vastly since I started, and focused enhancements to the grounds have positively impacted membership and play. The climate is at all times our greatest problem, and there’s no method round it, you simply adapt!


  • 05

    What’s your aim for Drumlins as part of the College neighborhood?

    My aim for Drumlins is for the membership to change into a showcase for the College neighborhood. Our membership sees and appreciates the pure great thing about Drumlins and we might like to share it with a broader inhabitants.

  • 06

    What’s a private philosophy that guides you?

    Like most jobs, there’ll at all times be challenges. I consider it’s a must to do what you possibly can with what you’re given and at all times transfer ahead.

  • 07

    How do you spend your day without work the course?

    I take pleasure in spending time with my spouse, Kim, and our childrem, Eli (8) and Madelyn (5). You’ll typically spot Eli and me driving by means of the course on weeknights or weekends, checking on situations! I typically stay up for the slower tempo of winter after the golf season grind!


    Are you able to benefit from the Syracuse summer time on the greens? As of this 12 months, Syracuse College college and workers are eligible for a ten% low cost on a Drumlins Nation Membership membership. Study extra in regards to the out there choices at


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