The 2023 PGA Championship has come to Rochester, N.Y., and Oak Hill Country Club's recently reimagined East Course, and the crew is hard at work making sure the course is in tournament-ready condition. Watch this space for photo updates from this week's
Thursday, May 18
After a nearly two-hour frost delay, crews got to work preparing Oak Hill’s East Course for first-round action at the PGA Championship. That included fairway mowing. Photos by Scott Hollister
Teams of four tackled fairway mowing Thursday morning. This crew is making their final pass down the ninth fairway.
Bunker cleanup and prep was also on the agenda Thursday morning.
Wednesday, May 17
This motto adorns many pieces of equipment around the Oak Hill maintenance shop and is prominently located in several other parts of the facility.
A breakfast conversation between Jeff Corcoran (right) and assistant superintendent Marcus Chestnut.
Detail work carried on throughout the day Wednesday. Here, crews clean out one of the greenside bunkers on No. 18 after the faces around it were trimmed.
Corcoran (far right) did a spot on Golf Channel’s “Live from the PGA Championship” Wednesday afternoon, appearing with hosts (from left) Cara Banks, Aaron Oberholser and Brad Faxon.
Tuesday, May 16
Crews cutting a new hole location on the par-3 15th hole during morning maintenance.
The tee on the par-3 15th hole getting a trim. The elevated green on the 14th hole is directly behind this tee.
Following morning maintenance, the team in the shop gets to work fine-tuning the equipment being used this week.
Oak Hill’s assistant equipment technician Alex Queeno checks out one of the John Deere units being used to cut fairways this week.
Oak Hill superintendent Jeff Corcoran rallies the troops prior to Tuesday afternoon maintenance.
Scott Hollister is the editor-in-chief of GCM