The faces at the golf course!
The first person golfers come into contact with is Nadia Romano-Prandi. She is receptionist at the Sales & Information Center Andermatt – and will later be at the golf clubhouse –, she books tee times, and she is there to answer any last questions.
Nadia Romano-Prandi and her family are brand new residents of Andermatt and will soon move into their new home in Apartment House Hirsch. “We have been coming here for years as holiday visitors and we have come to know and love this picturesque village and its inhabitants. We were thrilled when the Andermatt Swiss Alps project was proposed a few years ago.”
Nadia Romano-Prandi not only feels at home in Andermatt, she is contributing to the success of the project. “Here I can make sure that the administrative side of golfing runs smoothly and that the guest has a wonderful experience.”
Golf Marshal Jimmy Keller is in charge on the course itself. “I am responsible for receiving and taking care of the golfers on the course, I conduct tournaments, ensure safety, and see to it that etiquette and playing rules are respected.” As an experienced marshal, one of his most important traits is that he always remains cool and calm. “At another course, I once had about 20 people who built a sand castle in a bunker. But the most extraordinary antic was when a parachutist landed on the green of hole 18 and then quite contentedly proceeded to roll up his parachute.” Jimmy Keller is looking forward to this season at the Andermatt golf course. The marshal is especially enthusiastic about its uniqueness and biodiversity. “The golf course is extremely well designed for this high-alpine terrain. The flora and fauna make golfing here a one-of-a-kind experience.”
The greenkeeper team, led by Dany Speer, sees to it that the course remains in perfect condition, always ready for play. The team’s day begins early; greens, tee boxes, fairways, and roughs must be moan, flag positions reset, tee boxes cleaned, and bunkers raked. A good bit of experience is required. Bunkers must have the right amount of sand, grass on the greens mustn’t be shorter than five millimetres, and all machines used to do these jobs must be properly maintained. Taking care of Andermatt golf course are (from left): Roland Rauch, Tobias Baumann, Patrick Steffen, Florian Cesare, Dany Speer, and Wendelin Regli.
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