Chariot Run Golf Club will have a familiar face maintaining the grounds, as home-grown product Brad Mercer was recently named superintendent. Mercer will be responsible for managing and maintaining the 254-acre property including day-to-day maintenance operations, course setup and aesthetic projects.
“To be able to start here and see how the course has transformed over the years has been an amazing journey,” said Mercer. To see all this from my front yard makes it a special place to me and I’m looking forward to taking Chariot Run to new heights.”
Mercer has been on the Chariot Run staff since he was in high school across the street in 2003 where he was a greenskeeper for five years before being promoted to chemical tech. In 2014, Mercer was promoted to assistant superintendent before he took the reins of superintendent this spring.
“My life has basically revolved around a quarter-mile stretch on highway 11. In fact, I went to high school just a few hundred feet from No. 3 tee,” Mercer continued. “I have been able to learn from a couple of the best minds in the golf business here at Chariot Run, and I hope to continue the trend that has placed Chariot Run as one of the best golf courses in Indiana.”