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Tripp Davis Completes Renovation Plan for Engineers CC


Golf course architecture firm Tripp Davis and Associates has recently completed a master plan for Long Island, New York's historic Engineers Country Club. Originally designed by Herbert Strong and opened in 1917, Engineers hosted two national championships in its first four years, the 1919 PGA Championship and 1920 U.S. Amateur, and quickly gained recognition as one of the best golf courses in the United States.

Davis has worked with Engineers on a variety of smaller projects over the past decade, and the club now seeks to restore the course to its former glory. Assisting in the project will be Matt Stoy, recently hired as the new golf course superintendent.

Stoy comes to Engineers after spending nearly six years as an assistant and then the head superintendent of the East Course at Merion Golf Club near Philadelphia, where he worked under Matt Schafer as an integral part of restorations/renovations work, and in preparing the course for the 2013 U.S. Open.

"I am very excited to have Matt join Engineers and become part of the exciting work we are doing there," said Davis. "There are a lot of similarities between the East Course at Merion and Engineers, from the rolling terrain, the uniquely classic architecture, the compact sites, and the fact that both were among the best in the United States as of 1920.

"A lot of stylistic elements that we want to restore at Engineers are also found on the East Course at Merion. Our goal at Engineers is to reach a point where members and guests will see, feel and experience why Engineers deserved its early reputation as one of America's finest designs. Matt's invaluable experiences at Merion will be a significant part of making that happen."

Stuart Lubow, the co-chairman of Engineers' Greens Committee, is excited about the direction the club is headed. "In golf course architect Tripp Davis, and in our new head superintendent Matt Stoy, we have two of the best at what they do," he said. "We are committed to enhancing the historic quality of Engineers and we are very excited about where Tripp and Matt will lead us in the years to come."