These experiences gave him a complete perspective of golf course construction, maintenance and operations. Mr. Schumacher expanded his irrigation knowledge during a seven-year career as southeastern sales manager for Rain Bird Golf. While in that position Mr. Schumacher was directly involved in golf irrigation sales, field service, training and product development. Mr. Schumacher has broadened his irrigation knowledge as a certified irrigation designer, licensed Texas Irrigator and as a member of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants.
Mr. Schumacher’s experience as a golf professional and certified golf course superintendent are significant benefits in helping design quality golf course irrigation systems. The irrigation system design and operation has a tremendous affect on the playability of a golf course in addition to turf quality. A commitment to quality and excellence is a trademark that has followed Jim Schumacher his entire career.
Before joining Aqua Turf International, Sean was employed with Couples Bates Golf Design as a golf course designer and was responsible for golf course routing, conceptual design, construction drawings, full color renderings, graphics, and AutoCAD operations. Prior to Couples Bates Golf Design, he was employed for three years as an assistant project superintendent with Landscapes Unlimited, LLC.
These experiences were extremely beneficial in preparing him for his key role with ATI where he has been an irrigational designer and consultant since 2004. Sean’s experience is advantageous to any irrigation project. His design responsibilities include owner and golf course architect relations, pre-consulting, complete irrigation design and details, material take-offs, specifications, bid documents and bid process administration with contractors. During construction phases, Sean coordinates with the contractor, provides onsite inspections, lays out the irrigation components and provides site visit reports to the owner. Sean presides over GPS mapping, as-built development and irrigation program services for ATI.