Blackstone National Golf Club
For Immediate Release October 8, 2019
Sutton, MA - Blackstone National Golf Club welcomes Jake Ronchi from Medinah Country Club, host of the 2019 BMW PGA Championship in Medinah, Il as new Head Golf Course superintendent. Ronchi will fill the position left vacant by Jay Snyder who is retiring after twenty years.
Ronchi will take the reins on November 1st as only the second superintendent of Blackstone National Golf Club, an upper scale public golf course designed by famed golf course architect Rees Jones. Ronchi been at Medinah Country Club for five years and has served as Golf Course Superintendent of courses #1 and #2 for the past two years. Medinah Country Club, with three 18-hole courses, is ranked #53 by Golf Digest and is Chicago’s premier private country club.
Of the company’s hiring of Mr. Ronchi, Blackstone owner Michael Gordon said, “we feel very fortunate to find someone of Jakes caliber to care for our golf course as we look ahead. The consensus is that we have a great design by Rees Jones, and we expect that Jake will turn us into one of the hottest destination golf courses in New England. We have a very loyal and reliable customer base and we are very happy and proud to present Jake to them as the new leader of our Grounds Operations Team.”
Prior to his tenure at Medinah, Ronchi served internships at Sebonack Golf Club, Southampton, New York and the Golf Club of New England, Stratham, New Hampshire. During his career he has gained experience in preparing golf courses for both the PGA and LPGA tours. Ronchi has a Bachelor of Science degree in Turf Grass Science from Delaware Valley University.
Blackstone National Golf Club provides a unique private club experience at public friendly rates. The course has easy access from Route 146 — just minutes from the Mass Pike making it an easy destination course for New England golfers. The course provides a visually stunning experience while challenging the most avid golfer with a slope of 139 and a rating approaching 75 from the back tees. Blackstone boasts length (with the black tees measuring over 6,900 yards) and deceptively challenging approach shots. Almost every green incorporates well defined swales, ridges, bowls and slopes providing an exceptional golf experience.