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May 3rd, 2018

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (April 24, 2018) – The PGA of America announced today that 101 PGA Professionals were either promoted, hired or declared as a General Manager (GM) at public, private and resort facilities nationwide during the first quarter of 2018.
The spike in PGA Professionals earning GM positions aligns with the PGA’s recent repositioning of PGA Career Services, as more resources are now available to better serve employers, PGA Members and individuals seeking to gain employment within the golf industry.
“We’re thrilled by the number of PGA Professionals who have already secured General Manager positions in just the first three months of the year,” said PGA Chief Membership Officer John Easterbrook Jr. “As part of our enhanced Career Services Department, we’re working closely with employers at facilities nationwide and connecting them with candidates who best fit the skill, experience and leadership qualifications required of a General Manager.”
The Association is committed to ensuring that PGA Members and golf industry professionals are prepared and equipped to advance their career path to the highest level. The mission of PGA Career Services is to assist golf industry professionals over the entire span of their career. To further enhance these services, the department recently expanded from 10 to 18 Career Consultants nationwide and debuted an expanded job board on Intended for positions at golf facilities and within the industry at various levels, the new job board offers increased ease of use for both employers and applicants.
Throughout their career, ongoing training, education advancement and professional development are required for PGA Members to continually meet the needs of the golf industry. Whether it’s through our partnerships with universities or cutting-edge business simulations, the PGA provides lifelong learning opportunities to our Members. This ensures that we not only maintain operational excellence at our facilities but that our Professionals are regarded as the highest qualified and most respected leaders in the industry.
The 101 PGA Professionals who were promoted or hired as General Managers during Q1 of 2018 include:
Name Club City State PGA Section
Anthony A. DelMastro, PGA Prattville Country Club Prattville Ala. Alabama - NW Florida
Bradley H. Morrison, PGA One Club Gulf Shores Ala. Alabama - NW Florida
Charles R. Chapman, PGA Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation Mint Hill N.C. Carolinas
Jeffrey M. Shepard, PGA MacGregor Downs Country Club Cary N.C. Carolinas
Kevin M. Williamson, PGA TPC Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach S.C. Carolinas
Mike A. Ahrnsbrak, PGA Pine Valley Country Club Wilmington N.C. Carolinas
James J. Kane, PGA Eagle Nest Golf Club North Myrtle Beach S.C. Carolinas
Nathan A. Broyles, PGA Bermuda Run Country Club Advance N.C. Carolinas
Ronnie Parker, PGA The Palisades Country Club Charlotte N.C. Carolinas
Wesley C. Jones, PGA Chester Golf Club Chester S.C. Carolinas
Charles G. Wallace, PGA The Club at Flying Horse Colorado Springs Colo. Colorado
Ryan M. Parr, PGA Raven Golf Club at Three Peaks Silverthorne Colo. Colorado
Michael B. Bechard, PGA Ludlow Country Club Ludlow Mass. Connecticut
Christopher J. Tallman, PGA Cold Spring Country Club Belchertown Mass. Connecticut
Scott D. Schaefer, PGA Lockhaven Golf Club Godfrey Ill. Gateway
Renato B. Villafuerte, PGA Family Golf & Learning Center Kirkwood MO Gateway
Kevin A. Boyko, PGA Laurel Springs Golf Club Suwanee Ga. Georgia
Peter Cizdziel, PGA The Standard Club Johns Creek Ga. Georgia
Scott L. Curiel, PGA Heritage Golf Links Tucker Ga. Georgia
Timothy P. Yavello, PGA Chateau Elan Golf Club Braselton Ga. Georgia
Yong S. Choi, PGA Northcrest Academy of Golf Atlanta Ga. Georgia
Lawrence R. McCrimmon, PGA Vicksburg Country Club Vicksburg Miss. Gulf States
Devin Thomas, PGA Ellendale Country Club Houma La. Gulf States
Mike Misheck, PGA Country Club of Decatur Decatur Ill. Illinois
Gary D. Manes, PGA Wildcat Creek Golf Course Kokomo Ind. Indiana
Kelly M. Kluesner, PGA Plum Creek Golf Club Carmel Ind. Indiana
Gregory E. Martzolf, PGA Country Club of Paducah Paducah Ky. Kentucky
Charles R. Schmitt III, PGA Woodhaven Country Club Louisville Ky. Kentucky
Willard L. Scott, PGA Houston Oaks Golf Course Paris Ky. Kentucky
Brian S. Schueneman, PGA Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg Mich. Michigan
David Z. Robison, PGA Manistee Golf & Country Club Manistee Mich. Michigan
Mark R. Doughty, PGA Faulkwood Shores Golf Course Howell MI Michigan
Rex R. Wiggins, PGA Currie Municipal Golf Course/ Mt. Pleasant Country Club Midland Mich. Michigan
William E. Johnson, PGA Gull Lake View Golf Club & Resort Augusta Mich. Michigan
Frank C. Hedderich III, PGA Waynesboro Country Club Waynesboro Va. Middle Atlantic
Glenn T. Payne, PGA Shenvalee Golf Resort New Market Va. Middle Atlantic
Jeffrey F. Moy, PGA The Club at Viniterra New Kent Va. Middle Atlantic
Richard Jeff Sprinkel, PGA Botetourt Golf & Swim Club Fincastle Va. Middle Atlantic
Peter M. Kurvers, PGA Dwan Golf Club Bloomington Minn. Minnesota
Brian J. Farkas, PGA Fox Hills Golf and Country Club Watford City N.D. Minnesota
James A. Johnson Jr., PGA Medina Golf & Country Club Medina Minn. Minnesota
Louisa Bergsma, PGA Golden Valley Golf & Country Club Golden Valley Minn. Minnesota
Ryan T. Peterson, PGA Wilderness@Fortune Bay Resort Tower Minn. Minnesota
Cory S. Fletcher, PGA ArborLinks Golf Course Nebraska City Neb. Nebraska
Daniel E. Shull, PGA Elks Country Club Columbus Neb. Nebraska
Kyle J. Matson, PGA Dodge Riverside Golf Club Council Bluffs Iowa Nebraska
David P. Schneider, PGA Happy Hollow Club Omaha Neb. Nebraska
Jacqueline R Stevens, PGA Skyview Golf Course Alliance Neb. Nebraska
John A. Cleanthes, PGA The Hermitage Golf Club West Dover Vt. New England
David P. Melody, PGA Oak Hill Country Club Fitchburg Mass. New England
Chris M. Dzergoski, PGA Bella Vista Country Club Marlboro N.J. New Jersey
Brian C. Bauer, PGA Hawk Pointe Golf Club Washington N.J. New Jersey
Kenneth R. Cashwell, PGA Mystic Dunes Golf Club Celebration Fla. North Florida
John P. Creaney, PGA Kings River Country Club Kingsburg Calif. Northern California
Joseph H. Millar, PGA Peacock Gap Golf Club San Rafael Calif. Northern California
Michael J. Ash, PGA Boundary Oak Golf Course Walnut Creek Calif. Northern California
Steve Janisch, PGA Shoreline Golf Links Mountain View Calif. Northern California
Thomas R. Nelson, PGA Hiddenbrooke Golf Club Vallejo Calif. Northern California
Brian J. Boggs, PGA Duck Lake Country Club Albion Mich. Northern Ohio
Mark T. Hennie, PGA Columbia Hills Golf & Swim Club Columbia Station Ohio Northern Ohio
George Priolo, PGA Comanche Trail Golf Complex/ Ross Rogers Golf Course Amarillo Texas Northern Texas
Matthew J. Cohen, PGA The Cascades Club Tyler Texas Northern Texas
Nicholas D. Carlson, PGA Cowboys Golf Club Grapevine Texas Northern Texas
Todd A. Huizinga, PGA Vaquero Club Westlake Texas Northern Texas
Stuart A. Reese, PGA Salem Golf Club Salem Ore. Pacific Northwest
Bruce Perisho, PGA Oroville Golf Club Oroville Wash. Pacific Northwest
Jason M. Jerman, PGA Avondale Golf Club Hayden Lake Idaho Pacific Northwest
Jeffrey L. Clay, PGA Pacific Northwest Golf Centers Redmond Wash. Pacific Northwest
John Herndon, PGA The Club at Rock Creek Coeur D Alene Idaho Pacific Northwest
Mark M. Swift, PGA Persimmon Country Club Gresham Ore. Pacific Northwest
Phillip J. Gaggero, PGA Lake Padden Golf Course Bellingham Wash. Pacific Northwest
David Craig, PGA Chester Valley Golf Club Malvern Penn. Philadelphia
Brian J. Rashley, PGA Bear Trap Dunes Ocean View Del. Philadelphia
William M. Smith, PGA Great Bear Golf Club East Stroudsburg Penn. Philadelphia
Brian T. Kain, PGA Clear Lake Country Club Buhl Idaho Rocky Mountain
David R. Cage, PGA Mystic Creek Golf Club El Dorado Ark. South Central
James O. Kurtzeborn, PGA Bonita National Golf & Country Club Bonita Springs Fla. South Florida
Michael K. Menery, PGA Old Marsh Golf Club Palm Beach Gardens Fla. South Florida
Colby R. Hartje, PGA Chester Washington Golf Course Los Angeles Calif. Southern California
Kevin C. Hwang, PGA Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club San Diego Calif. Southern California
Nathan A. Winn, PGA Rancho Las Palmas Country Club Rancho Mirage Calif. Southern California
Scott J. Heyn, PGA The Farms Golf Club Rancho Santa Fe Calif. Southern California
David E. Wykoff, PGA Delaware Golf Club Delaware Ohio Southern Ohio
Robert G. Bachman, PGA Piqua Country Club Piqua Ohio Southern Ohio
Donald G. Berberick, PGA The Links at Echo Springs Johnstown Ohio Southern Ohio
Paul Earnest, PGA The Woodlands Country Club - Palmer Course The Woodlands Texas Southern Texas
Chris Meade, PGA Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course Fredericksburg Texas Southern Texas
Christian E. Hanns, PGA Arrowhead Country Club Glendale Ariz. Southwest
Brent N. Lingel, PGA Rolling Hills Golf Course Tucson Ariz. Southwest
Christopher G. Stacy, PGA Lonesome Pine Country Club Big Stone Gap Va. Tennessee
Clay Mearns, PGA Lawrenceburg Golf & Country Club Lawrenceburg Tenn. Tennessee
Mark A. Lammi, PGA Westhaven Golf Club Franklin Tenn. Tennessee
Michael R. Callender, PGA Centennial Golf Course Oak Ridge Tenn. Tennessee
Craig A. Yutzy, PGA Latrobe Elks Golf Club Latrobe Penn. Tri-State
Gordon J. Walker, PGA Reignwood Golf Club Beijing China Unaffiliated
Neil A. Maurer, PGA Alpine Country Club Highland Utah Utah
Timothy P. Fries, PGA Glen Oak Golf Course East Amherst N.Y. Western New York
Jordan R. Lockhart, PGA Country Club Estates Golf Course Fontana Wisc. Wisconsin
Mark K. Becker, PGA Irish Waters Golf Club Freedom Wisc. Wisconsin
Michael D. Kerig, PGA Norsk Golf Club Mount Horeb Wisc. Wisconsin
Richard G. Leslie, PGA Johnson Park Golf Course Racine Wisc. Wisconsin
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