May
9
2012
Stop the presses: Chambers Bay loses its superintendent
By Conor Nagle under US Open

Mmm... dunes.

Puget Sound masterpiece Chambers Bay, venue of the 2015 US Open, has lost an integral part of its management team in course superintendent Dave Wienecke.

The 59-year-old, responsible for day-to-day maintenance of the links since its inception nearly six years ago, resigned from his position late last week.

Speaking to the Tacoma News Tribune, general manager Matt Allen said the club was “supportive of [Wienecke] and his transition.”

Quite what he’s transitioning to – or why – remains shrouded in HR platitudes, but Wienecke’s resignation comes at an awkward time for KemperSports Management, the company charged with preparing the venue for its major championship debut.

(c/o: Shackelford)

Conor Nagle