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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Ridgewood Country Club Restoration Now Online @

(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.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bunker reshaping at The Village Club of Sands Point is complete!

The reshaping at The Village Club of Sands Point is complete for 2015! What an awesome early birthday present it was to complete my first solo project as both architect and shaper, finishing the day before I turned 29! 

We still have to do something with holes #3, 4, and 5, but have left those for another time as we hopefully will be making some even bigger changes to these

Many thanks to all those who helped! 







Thursday, July 30, 2015

New: Ridgewood Country Club Bunker Restoration

Back in the Met Area for the rest of the year, Jaeger Kovich (Proper Golf) is working with Hanse Golf Design again, restoring Ridgewood Country Club's bunkers to their 1935 Ryder Cup fame... We even started on Monday July, 13, the day A.W. Tillinghast was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame! 

The Bible aka The Phone Book!

#6 East 

# 3 Green and #7 Fairway on the east course. 

Update - The Village Club of Sands Point

Bunker reshaping continues! Holes #1, 10 and 11 are now shaped and ready for Billy Bunker, Grass and Sand.

#1 Green

#10 Fairway

#11 Green

#12 Tee at sunrise

#13 Green at sunrise

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