Inverness (OH) names Zimmers superintendent

By |  March 8, 2017 0 Comments

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 3.41.59 PMJohn Zimmers has resigned as Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club’s golf course superintendent to accept the green superintendent position at the Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio, according to correspondences from both club’s leadership to their respective memberships.

Zimmers’ final day at Oakmont will be June 3, 2017, before taking over for Chad Mark, the recently hired superintendent at Muirfield Village Golf Club, at the Inverness Club. In the special announcement to its membership the Inverness Club cited Golfdom magazine as having named Zimmers “one of the most recognized living golf course superintendents.”

During his 18-year tenure at Oakmont, Zimmers served as host superintendent of the 2003 U.S. Amateur, the 2007 U.S. Open, the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2016 U.S. Open. Prior to his time with Oakmont, Zimmers spent three years as the superintendent of the Sand Ridge Golf Club, located east of Cleveland.

Zimmers was unavailable at the time of this story, but we will provide an updated version with his comment on the new position.

In an email to Oakmont’s membership, Club President Ed Stack wrote, “In the interim, we will conduct a thorough search for John’s replacement. This will include considering David Delsandro as Oakmont’s Golf Course Superintendent.”

Stack added, “John and his crew have done a nice job getting Oakmont back in shape over the past two years, and he leaves the course in fine condition.”

Learn more about Zimmers and his staff’s preparation for the 2016 U.S. Open in Golfdom’s cover story from May 2016, “What’s old is new again,” and watch Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones’ video interview with Zimmers the day before the tournament.

Photos: Golfdom


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