June 9th, 2016
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — OB Sports Golf Management announces the hiring of Jeff Schwinkendorf as Vice President of Construction & Renovation for its Casa Verde Golf Construction division. Schwinkendorf joins OB Sports following two years at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, where he served as Project Manager for the construction of the venue that will host the PGA Tour’s annual AT&T Byron Nelson Classic, beginning no later than 2019.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to help OB Sports grow its Casa Verde Golf Construction division at such an exciting time in our industry,” said Schwinkendorf. “It is an honor to become part of a team which I've always held in such high regard throughout my many years in the golf business.”
“Jeff’s experience with projects of all sizes and magnitude will help us continue to grow our renovation and construction division,” said Luke Beardmore, Senior Vice President of Agronomy, Construction & Landscape at OB Sports. “OB Sports and Casa Verde Golf have been industry-leaders in golf course construction and development dating back to 1972. We really needed someone dedicated to this division on a full-time basis, and Jeff’s personal and professional skills are perfect for this role, and our team. We are looking forward to what lies ahead.”
At Trinity Forest Golf Club, Schwinkendorf supervised the construction and completion of the 18-hole championship golf course, 9-hole par 3 course, short game area, practice range and maintenance facility, among other site buildings and infrastructure. It will serve as the home golf course for the Southern Methodist University men’s and women’s golf teams. Jeff also spearheaded significant project coordination and planning initiatives with Dallas city officials to address all public and environmental sensitivities.
Prior to Dallas, Schwinkendorf worked as Project Manager and Senior Project Manager for multiple golf projects in China. He was responsible for project pre-construction and planning, as well as all on-site daily construction activity and oversight. This included acting as the on-site liaison for the golf course architect, contractor and Chinese ownership.
Before working internationally, Schwinkendorf worked for the PGA Tour as overall Project Manager and Design Associate for the major reconstruction of the golf course and clubhouse at TPC Potomac, formerly known as TPC Avenel. He was responsible for all ongoing interactions with local government agencies, planning and permitting, day-to-day project oversight and final closeout. The course hosted the Champions Tour’s Senior Players Championship in 2010, and also has been designated as host venue for Tiger Woods’ Quicken Loans National tournament beginning in 2017.
“The calculated approach and attention to detail that the OB Sports team has demonstrated leading to this stage of our endeavor has been nothing short of impressive,” added Schwinkendorf. “I look forward to contributing immediately, and perhaps more importantly, leading the Casa Verde Golf Construction division to becoming a recognized expert for construction, renovation, and project management services in the golf industry.”