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Friday, September 2, 2016

On the Drawing Table: Master Plan for The Village Club of Sands Point



As consulting architect for The Village Club of Sands Point, Jaeger Kovich of Proper Golf is now working with the club on a Master Plan to reconnect the golf course to the historic property and the long term improvement of the golf course. The golf course sits on the former estate of Isaac Guggenheim. The beautiful Long Island property sits high above the Hempstead Harbor where Isaac built a mansion called Villa Carola, that looks down on the water on one side, and out to the New York City skyline on the other. On the estate he also built a private 9-hole golf course with its own clubhouse, stables, and incredible gate house. 
Since it's gold coast days, the property transformed into IBM Country Club, and was then purchased by The Village of Sands Point in 90's. The Village Club of Sands Point, as it is known today is home to an 18-hole course designed by Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design. 
Over the years, serving so many different roles, and functions, the goal of Proper Golf's Master Plan for The Village Club of Sands Point is to improve the golf course by uncovering the dramatic and historic property. Exposing views into the New York City Skyline, The Mansion, and The Hempstead Harbor are just the jumping off point. There are elements restoration, as well as a few brand new holes, and other features that will help the golf course interact more with the most interesting parts of the property. 


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Back in the Press: Jaeger Kovich interviewed by BuffaloGolfer

Jaeger Kovich shaping at Ridgewood Country Club


Jaeger Kovich of Proper Golf is back in the press, this time interviewed by BuffaloGolfer. Picking up from last months GolfClubAtlas Feature Interview with Ran Morrissett, this interview touches on a few other subjects ranging from my first golf memories, to one of my least favorite questions: If you could only play one course for the rest of your life, which course would you choose?


You can also find Ron M's introduction and link to the interview on golfclubatlas here:


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Back to Black.... Streamsong

Streamsong Black is currently under construction


Jaeger Kovich (Proper Golf) is back in Florida working with Hanse Golf Design and The Cavemen on the 3rd course at The Streamsong Resort, in Polk County, Florida. The Black Course, will join two of the best modern courses in the world (Red and Blue). The new course is starting to look pretty cool!


(Check out the nice feature on Golf Channel's Morning Drive)
http://www.golfchannel.com/media/course-routing-released-streamsong-black/

http://www.streamsongresort.com/


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Golf Club Atlas Feature Interview with Jaeger Kovich

Golf Club Atlas' February Feature Interview with Jaeger Kovich has been posted!

Ran Morrissett's Introduction:
http://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,62522.msg1487900.html#new

The Full Interview:
http://golfclubatlas.com/feature-interview-with-jaeger-kovich/



Ran and Jaeger cover a variety of topics ranging from A.W. Tillinghast, to his first solo project at The Village Club of Sands Point, a comparison between architectural icons Gil Hanse and Tom Doak, going inside the mind of a shaper, the future generation of golf course architects, and more.

For those who are not familiar with www.golfclubtlas.com it is the website of golf course aficionados Ran Morrissett, Ben Cowan-Dewar, and Joe Andriole. I have been a longtime poster on the discussion board and am truly honored to have my interview listed along side names like Tom Doak, Gil Hanse, Jack Nicklaus, Mike Keiser and many more. http://golfclubatlas.com/feature-interview/

Stay tuned for another interview coming at The Buffalo Golfer in March!


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Streamsong Black Golf Course


As winter has finally come to the North East, Jaeger Kovich (Proper Golf) is back working with Hanse Golf Design and The Cavemen on the 3rd course at The Streamsong Resort, in Polk County, Florida. The Black Course, which will join two of the best modern courses in world (Red and Blue), is under construction and looking good!


http://www.streamsongresort.com/

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year To All My Golf Course Loving Friends!

Dear Friends, Fellow Golf Course Aficionados, Professionals, Golf Nerds, Die Hards, ...etc 

I just wanted to take a minute to wish all of you a Happy New Year!


The Village Club of Sands Point #13

2015 was a great step forward for Proper Golf. It was another year filled with fun and exciting projects, including my first solo project! The year started out by presenting plans to The Village Club of Sands Point, where we are now almost done rebuilding all of the bunkers! The year also included helping build a brand new golf course in The Deep South, and restoring one of the games historic courses back home in the Met Area, with Hanse Golf Design. 

2016 should have some more interesting projects in store. There are some plans in the works for another potential Proper Golf renovation, fingers crossed. We also have a few more holes at The Village Club to work on where we may be making some substantial improvements. In the mean time keep an eye out for the February Feature Interview on www.golfclubatlas.com

I have included a few of my favorite photos from projects I worked on this year as a small token of my appreciation for helping me chase the dream for another year.

Thanks again, and may everyone have a great golfing 2016!

Jaeger Kovich



Ridgewood Country Club #4 West 


Mossy Oak Golf Club, Mississippi



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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Ridgewood Country Club Restoration Now Online @ www.propergolf.net


(Before/After of #4 West at Ridgewood Country Club)


Pictures of the restoration at Ridgewood Country Club are finally up on the website. With some amazing weather we were able to restore all 27 holes back to the way the Tillinghast course played during the 1935 Ryder Cup.

One of the best 27 hole layouts in the world, the club will be hosting a USGA event this summer, along with The Barclays again in a few years, and hopefully some more big tournaments down the road.