Plainfield to PGA Tour: We’re Ready for You
Plainfield Country Club’s superintendent has a message for the best golfers in the world: we’re ready for you.
The PGA Tour’s version of the playoffs, the FedEx Cup, kicks off next week at the Edison, New Jersey club with “The Barclays.” The Star-Ledger published some insights from Plainfield’s31-year-old superintendent, Travis Pauley, earlier this week, who says that he and his crew have been working tirelessly to get the course’s conditions just right. By all accounts, they have, in spite of uncooperative weather and heavy play from Plainfield’s members.
“It’s amazing what’s he’s done,” said Plainfield head professional Scott Paris. “To do what he’s done and keep this course in spectacular shape through our busier than normal July is nothing short of remarkable. I don’t know how he does it.”
Pauley has been running the show at Plainfield for the past six years, previously honing his skills under the tutelage of Todd Raisch, the superintendent at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus. Ridgewood hosted the previous two Barclays tournaments.
Plainfield’s golf course, a Donald Ross design, currently ranks 28th on Golfweek’s list of “Best Classic Courses.”