Geoff Haynes began his tenure at Carlton Oaks in August…just in time to take on the task of replacing all the old poa annua turf on the greens with fresh, new creeping bentgrass! The entire maintenance staff worked extremely hard while the course was closed to complete the important greens project, along with tackling a myriad of other jobs throughout the property in anticipation of the clubs’ re-opening on September 17th.
Geoff began his turfgrass career in 1991 working in maintenance on a course up in Washington state…simply as a way to play golf for free. He had fallen in love with the game in high school and played on his varsity team…he also played competitive college golf. He later discovered that a person could actually receive a college degree for golf course maintenance. He eagerly jumped in and received a degree of his very own in 1995.
In 2000, he accepted the job of First Assistant Superintendent for the construction and grow-in of The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe.
In 2005, he accepted the Head Superintendent position at Maderas Golf Club.
Geoff loves playing the game of golf with his 27-year old Haig-Ultra blades and Golfsmith component putter.
He has had the great fortune of playing Cypress Point Club…twice.
His favorite hole at Carlton Oaks is the risk-reward, short par-4 5th.
He roots loudly for all the Northwest sports teams, but has lovingly adopted all the local teams here in San Diego.
He resides in Escondido with his wife, three children, two dogs and a tortoise.