Chris Navin, Superintendent at The Club at P.B. Dye Awarded Goldom's Herb Graffis Business Person of the Year Award

  • 08 Feb 2024 11:00 AM
    Message # 13312514
    Tyler Eastham (Administrator)

    Following a career change, Superintendent Chris Navin and his team revitalize The Club at P.B. Dye

    Built in 1999, The Club at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, Md., started strong. When it opened it was considered one of the finest clubs in the Washington, D.C.-area. But over the years the course fell into disrepair.

    Those who were there to see it don’t hold back when describing the condition of the course in 2014 and 2015, calling it “a dog track,” and “a nightmare.”

    “When I first played it many years ago, I said, ‘I’m never coming back,’” says Steve Bosdosh, PGA, one of Golf Magazine’s top 100 teachers for 22 years.

    But Bosdosh was told he needed to see the course again, because of the positive changes going on.

    “A friend of mine, who was the GM, invited me back to have coffee. He said, ‘We got a new superintendent.’” Bosdosh says. “I came back and played reluctantly. I thought, ‘Wow, this is pretty good.’ I brought some friends of mine back to play, and everyone is like, ‘Wow, this is really good.’”

    It was so good that Bosdosh eventually agreed to move his golf academy to the course. Now, he says that superintendent — Chris Navin — is not only a friend but one of the most talented superintendents he’s ever worked with.

    “He’s done way more with less than almost any other superintendent I’ve ever been around — and I’ve been around really good ones,” Bosdosh says. “I’ve been around some very high-dollar places and Chris gets more out of a dollar than anyone I’ve ever been around.”

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    Click Here for Chris' interview with Goldom's Seth Jones

    Last modified: 08 Feb 2024 11:01 AM | Tyler Eastham (Administrator)

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