BCG Agronomy Team Highlighted on Local News

Oglebay Steve Hilliard WTOV

Earlier this week, Oglebay Resort and Wheeling Park announced an exciting partnership with Billy Casper Golf. Local Fox News affiliate WTOV 9 interviewed Steve Hilliard, President and CEO of Wheeling Park Commission (the governing body of Oglebay) to discuss the arrangement.

"One of the most important things they [Billy Casper Golf] are going to bring is their agronomic team," said Hilliard. "They can help make sure that our course conditioning is the best that we can possibly get in the entire area." 

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Crawfordsville Municipal Golf Course, another recent addition to the BCG family, was also recently featured in the local news. The Indiana course is taking advantage of the BCG agronomy team's expertise and BCG's national partnerships to purchase new equipment. The Crawfordsville Journal Review wrote about the promising development. 

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BCG attracts and retains the most skilled, business-minded turf professionals in the industry. The BCG agronomy teams consistently deliver outstanding course conditions.  

About Oglebay and Wheeling Park

Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains one hour southwest of Pittsburgh, Oglebay features exceptional overnight accommodations, world-class amenities and 1,700 acres of year-round recreational opportunities.  Swimming, tennis, horse stables, miniature golf, mountain biking, an aerial adventure course, miles of paved walking and jogging trails, shopping and sightseeing are among the activities.

Once the estate of Earl W. Oglebay, the land dates back to the late 1700s.  Upon his death in 1926, Oglebay willed his property to the people of Wheeling for as long as “they operate it as a place for public recreation.”  Today it is the only self-supporting public municipal resort in operation. Funded mainly through operations, Oglebay Park has more free activities than many facilities of its type in the country and attracts more than one million visitors annually.

Oglebay is widely known for its variety of golf courses, including two championship layouts at the Speidel Golf Club.  The par-71 Arnold Palmer design is a modern links layout that takes advantage of rolling terrain with strategically-placed bunkers, contemporary mounding and ample-size greens.  Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the Jones Course is draped over the hills and dales of a former dairy farm, and hosted the West Virginia LPGA Classic for 11 years.  A nine-hole, par-3, full-service practice range and short-game area at Speidel offers warm-up and game-improvement opportunities. The property also features the 18-hole regulation Crispin Course – Oglebay’s original layout.  In addition, Wheeling Park’s Bloch Memorial nine-hole, executive course, provides a nice complement for golfers of all abilities, located just minutes away in residential Wheeling.  

Oglebay Resort accommodations include the inviting, 251-room Wilson Lodge, quaint cottages overlooking the lush greens of the golf courses, and spacious estate houses.  With more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space, Oglebay amenities meet today’s business demands and are an ideal setting for training programs and corporate retreats.

More information: www.oglebay.com, 304.241.2545

About Crawfordsville Golf Course

Crawfordsville Golf Course – located less than an hour from Indianapolis – is an 18-hole, 6,610-yard, par-71 course, designed by Gary Kern. The public course also offers a recently renovated clubhouse, driving range and practice green. Other BCG-managed courses in Indiana include Purgatory Golf Club and Centennial Park Golf Course.

More information: http://www.crawfordsvillegolf.com/, 765.364.5171

About Billy Casper Golf

Billy Casper Golf (BCG) is one of the largest privately owned golf course management companies in the U.S., with nearly 150 properties in 29 states. Headquartered in Reston, VA – with regional offices across America – BCG has more than 25 years of results-driven expertise. The company specializes in full-service course management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business, including: course and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.

BCG continues to evolve the golf experience through customized solutions and innovative programs like the annual World’s Largest Golf Outing – a national golf fundraiser conceived by BCG Chairman and CEO, Peter Hill. The company recently launched its newest management solution, Billy Casper Signature, as a boutique division that specializes in country club, resort and private club management.

More information:  www.billycaspergolf.com, 703.761.1444