As the 2011 US Open starts tomorrow I will be watching even more intently than normal. We have a link to Congressional Country Club in former intern James Hayes. James worked five years at Chautauqua while earning degrees both at JCC and then at SUNY Delhi where he earned his Bachelors in Turfgrass Management.
After his time here at Chautauqua, James did an internship with Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia and, after graduation, on to the crew at Congressional where he has become an Assistant Superintendent.
We are all very proud of Jim and wish him and the rest of the crew at Congressional a wonderful week followed by a week of much needed rest.