From grounds crew to construction of new courses to golf course superintendent, Moraghan’s experience encompasses a wide range of talents and expertise in the golf arena, highlighted by serving in the prestigious position of Director of Championship Agronomy for the United States Golf Association (USGA), a position he held for more than two decades.
During his tenure at the USGA, Moraghan worked with countless superintendents, club boards and management to provide optimal playing conditions, while always considering the club and golf course’s needs. His ability to prepare detailed, long-range plans for executing superior conditions in high-profile situations, earned the admiration of golf course superintendents, club management and his fellow staff members.
Today, he applies this breadth of knowledge and contacts to his own clients through ASPIRE Golf Consulting. Since forming ASPIRE in 2007, Moraghan has assembled an impressive roster of clients, including prestigious private clubs, public courses, municipalities and resorts. The services of the firm include golf course consulting and turf management, golf course master planning, architectural evaluation, superintendent representation and placement, and a unique career development program ASPIRE Higher®.
Through his vast industry resources, he keeps abreast of trends and developments in the field. His expertise and experience drive people to seek his advice and mentoring on a daily basis.
To the thousands of people he has worked with over the years, Moraghan has served as friend, mentor, confidant and at times, motivator.
A popular and knowledgeable speaker, Moraghan regularly addresses industry groups and golf club boards of directors on the topics of tournament preparation and challenges, ultimate conditioning and the need to know the game. Tim’s candid nature and refreshing outlook makes him a frequent resource for the media, as well as a regular contributor to industry periodicals. He writes a monthly column for Golf Course Industry.