Superintendent Spotlight: Ryan Wyckoff of Shadow Hills Country Club | Oregon Golf Association

Superintendent Spotlight: Ryan Wyckoff of Shadow Hills Country Club

In this month's Superintendent Spotlight we feature Ryan Wyckoff who has been with Shadow Hills Country Club for the last four years.

Describe your facility in 10 words or less:
Private club that is fun to play, with no houses.

What is a little-known fact / fun fact about your facility?
Hosted the Nationwide Tour for 10 years

What's your favorite hole at your facility?
No. 4

What is your go-to club in the bag?
3 wood

On your last day, what is your meal of choice?
Steak


Excluding your current facility, what is the top golf course you've played?
Pebble Beach


Country, Rock or other?
Country

Who is your dream foursome?
Willie, Waylon, Merle and Hank


Let's say there's a three-day weekend coming up—what are you going to do?
Hunt, camp or go to Bend

What's your all-time favorite movie?
Jeremiah Johnson

What's your favorite sports team and why?
Beavers. They are terrible but thousands still go and watch like they might win a game.


Favorite all-time professional golfer?
Ben Hogan


What's the biggest change that has occurred while you've been in the industry?
Expectations

What would you invent right now to make your professional life easier?
Weather control and model employees

Who is your mentor?
I learned from many good Superintendents, including Vance Much and Tom Huesgen.

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone wanting to become a superintendent?
Don't do it, choose a different profession

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