Jeff Kent has been named as Colleton River Club’s new Director of Agronomy. Jeff has a rich and varied career in turf management with extensive and successful experience in the Southeast and its particular types of grasses. Jeff will commence his full-time duties on May 5th, in time to supervise the community’s planned Nicklaus golf course renovation.
Jeff has served as Superintendent at a number of the country’s most prestigious Clubs including La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach, Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, Atlantic City Country Club in Atlantic City and as an Assistant Superintendent at Inverness Club in Toledo, and Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.
He graduated with highest honors with a degree in Turfgrass Management from the SUNY system in New York. For the last two years, Jeff was president and owner of Agronomic Consulting Enterprises, LLC., during which time he provided advice and counsel to Golf Clubs throughout the country. His references described him as a tireless worker, an excellent leader of people with high standards of excellence, and a recognized expert in agronomy.
“We were able to secure over 150 high quality resumes through our existing network, which was affirmation of the reputation Colleton River has in the national golf community,” said Tim Bakels, Colleton River’s General Manager. The candidates we interviewed were the best in the industry and Jeff stood out among this very esteemed group. We are confident that Jeff’s involvement will bring the already excellent courses to the next level.”