Right now, about the only happy Americans on the grounds of Medinah CC might be those on the golf course management team that helped prepare Course No. 3 for this weekend's Ryder Cup matches. The course played to rave reviews from all fronts and proved to be an excellent stage for the event, although after Sunday's results, the memories of that stage will be much brighter from Team Europe than Team USA.
Jim Wallace, the superintendent of Course No. 1 at Medinah and a six-year GCSAA member, checks in with his report on preparations for Saturday's play:
5 a.m. — Morning managers meeting … I know this may be getting a bit repetitive, but for us managers here at Medinah, this is an everyday routine for us that is an essential component to keeping everyone on the same page and making sure standards are always met. We have these meetings 365 days a year and I can't say enough about how much it has meant to our team and keeping everyone moving together to reach our collective goals.