When he took over as Williamsburg National's golf course superintendent in November, Jay Long's chief mission was to help put the pieces of a fractured golf club back together.
The dissatisfaction from members and guests stemmed in part from the gradual dive into disrepair that the club's two courses, Jamestown and Yorktown, endured over the course of several years under previous ownership.
"I've been doing this for 30 years and this is the hardest job I've ever had," Long said. "Every day is an adventure out here."
When the ownership changed hands in November, new employees like Long were left with a task far greater than refurbishing the playing...