Proper Golf

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Proper Golf Breaks Ground at The Village Club

Jaeger Kovich and Proper Golf are very excited, as the bunker renovation is now underway! The first project as both architect and shaper, Jaeger is hoping to make significant improvements with both the playability and aesthetics of the bunkers. Long neglected, Jaeger is working with superintendent Mike Benz, to do the work mostly in house, and deliver a set of hazards the members will be proud of. 

New #13 Greenside bunker

The new approach to #13

The new smaller and deeper bunker on #16

If you are in the area, come check us out! - Jaeger

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Heading South

If you find yourself in The Deep South, come see the new course for Mossy Oak, under construction in Mississippi. Shaping for Hanse Golf Design, the course will draw inspiration from Shinnecock Hills and Alister MacKenzie's Palmetto Golf Club, another Southern Jewel.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vineyard Golf Club Pictures and Project Page Now Online

Pictures of the renovation at Vineyard Golf Club are finally up on the website. With Massachusetts finally thawing out from a long winter, we are looking forward to getting back to the Vineyard sometime in April for a few small projects before they open for the season.

... The Village Club of Sands Point project has also been added to the website under design.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Proper Golf Presents Plans to Renovate Doak Course

Sat, Feb 7th - Jaeger Kovich recently completed a feasibility study and presented conceptual plans to reroute the golf course at The Village Club of Sands Point. The early Tom Doak course has been considering moving their clubhouse to be integrated with the Guggenheim Mansion, "Villa Carola". The new Proper Golf plans call for a new opening hole playing into the NYC Skyline, a dramatic downhill par-3, and a new finishing hole, as well as a new driving range. A community putting course has also been mentioned as a possibility.

Villa Carola - Once home to Isaac and Solomon Guggenheim 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

New Mid Pines Photos!

New Mid Pines photos have now been added to the Mid Pines gallery (, courtesy of Kyle Franz. All accounts are that the "phase 2" greens expansion and re-grassing program was incredibly successful. Rumor has it, Pine Needles is up next..

Mid Pines #7

 Mid Pines #12

Mid Pines #12 

 Mid Pines #13

Mid Pines #16 and #7

Sunday, November 9, 2014

NEW Proper Golf consulting at a Tom Doak golf course in New York

The Mansion

Proper Golf has been hired as consulting architect to The Village Club of Sands Point in New York. Jaeger Kovich will be doing a feasibility study on rerouting the Tom Doak golf course to play out of The Guggenheim Estate aka "The Mansion", and the possibility of adding a par-3 course along The Hempstead Bay.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New Project -Vineyard Golf Club w Gil Hanse

Under Construction: Vineyard Golf Club, Martha's Vineyard, Mass

Proper Golf is happy to announce that construction at The Vineyard Club, on Martha's Vineyard, MA has commenced. Working with Hanse Golf Design and Caveman Construction for the first time, Jaeger Kovich will be playing a significant shaping and management role as the back nine construction began in early August. Having gained some new property the club decided to undergo a complete remodel a few years ago. The project entails rerouting, and rebuilding of all greens, tees, bunkers and a complete change of style, with large areas of exposed sand and native grasses. The front nine reopened to rave reviews in 2013.

Read more about the project here: