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New golf course superintendent Danny Sapp hired

July 08, 2015

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Old Palm Golf Club recently hired Danny Sapp as Golf Course Superintendent to lead the team that maintains on our spectacular Raymond Floyd-designed golf course. Sapp has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience growing both Paspalum and Tiff-Eagle grass, the two varieties found on Old Palm’s golf course.

His professionalism, extraordinary attention to detail, and track record of mentoring and staff development was the winning combination that earned Sapp the position. His focus will be elevating the golf experience to the next level by ensuring the consistency and playability of Old Palm’s golf course.

“Having lived in Florida, I knew about Old Palm Golf Club, its stunning natural elegance, and the desire to deliver a world-class golf experience,” says Sapp. “I have always held Old Palm in the highest regard. The professional welcoming staff, great golf course and beautiful clubhouse, in addition to Old Palm’s great reputation and my desire to build relationships and exceed member expectations are why I am excited about joining the team at Old Palm.”

Sapp brings 18 years of experience in golf turf maintenance to Old Palm. He spent the past 10 years at The Club at Kukui’ula on the of island Kauai, Hawaii. He is a GCSAA Class A Member, and 12-year member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. He enjoys water sports, fishing, diving and of course golf. Sapp and his wife, Kelly, have two children: Owen, age 6, and Stella, age 4.

Sapp will be replacing Lee Bladen as Golf Course Superintendent, who for the past 11 years has excelled overseeing both golf course maintenance and community landscape. Now, Bladen can concentrate solely on his responsibilities with regard to the community landscape.


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