Cog Hill Names New Golf Course Superintendent

Cog Hill Golf and Country Club has announced that Chris Flick is its new golf course superintendent. He will oversee Cog Hill's four courses, including the nationally-ranked Dubsdread.

Flick, 30, comes to Cog Hill with an impressive resume. Prior to arriving at the venue in Lemont, Ill., he was the golf course superintendent at National Trail Parks and Recreation District in Springfield, Ohio, a multi-site golf facility that consists of 54 holes.

Before National Trail he was an assistant superintendent for three years at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, the Jack Nicklaus-designed course that hosts the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament.

"Chris comes very highly recommended by our former golf course superintendent, Scott Pavalko and others in the industry," said Katherine Jemsek, president of Jemsek Golf, the owner of Cog Hill.

"He has a strong background in A1A4 bentgrass greens, which is used on Dubsdread and also in a system similar to our SubAir system. The transition will be very smooth and he will be able to hit the ground running and get the courses ready for the upcoming season."

Flick is a graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in Turfgrass Management. Flick has relocated to the Chicago area and started work at Cog Hill April 7.

"I'm very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the continuing history and tradition at Cog Hill," said Flick. "In my mind, both the club and the Jemsek family are synonymous with excellence in this business, and it is truly an honor to be able to work with both."

Cog Hill features 72 holes of golf, a year-round learning center, and a newly-renovated 35,000-square-foot clubhouse. Dubsdread is the host site of the PGA Tour's BMW Championship.

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