Resume & Professional Experience

Career Focus

Highly motivated and ambitious Class “A” PGA Member possessing a special desire to learn and accomplish in management situations. A golf professional with a strong base of experience in high-end member owned and resort golf operations. With a well-rounded personality and proven track record to work effectively with all club human resources. One who has the ultimate goal to become a head golf professional.

Profile

Background includes extensive knowledge and expertise in management of the daily golf operations, a passion for the game and a work ethic that focuses on customer satisfaction.

  • Experience with inside golf shop and outside operations
  • High energy, Well Groomed, Leads by example, Punctual
  • Strong- Instructor, Merchandiser, Tournament Operator, Player
  • Junior Golf leader and innovator of fun programs
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills

Professional Accomplishments

  • Top 50 U.S. Kids Instructor - Honorable Mention 2010 & 2011
  • Created the Start to Finish Golf Academy
  • Elected to PGA Presidents Council 2007-2011
  • Head Golf Coach West Broward High School (District Champions 2008)
  • Passed certification as a PGA Tour Academy Master Instructor
  • Articles published - PGA Magazine (May 2009 & September 2010)
  • Finished top 10 in every NJ section Pro Am Tournament entered in 2009
  • 1st Place in Berkshire County Pro Series events 2003-2006

Activities, Services & Proficiencies

  • 11 years Annual Support Rally for a Cure (2000-2011)
  • USGA Rules Official Mass Open Qualifier
  • Elected to PGA Presidents Council 2007-2011
  • Computer literate with retail POS systems, website management (Microsoft Office, EventMan, Jonas, ProShop Keeper, Clubtech)
  • Expert club fitter / club repair (Taylor Made, Callaway, Ping, etc.)
  • Calligraphy
  • JC Video Analysis used during instruction

Professional Experience

First Assistant / Academy Director – April 2011-Present

The Poland Spring Resort – Poland Spring, ME

Donald Ross design 18-holes with over 250 members and resort guests playing 18,000 rounds annually

  • Presently act as manager of the brand new Learning Center and Golf Park
  • Coordination of all golf school, clinics, private lessons and learning center activities
  • Work closely with head professional and private owner to track usage, billing, and maintenance of the facility
  • Merchandising, inventory control (including snack bar)
  • Scheduling over 20 employees between the golf shop and learning center
  • Development of operational procedures
  • Marketing the facility through various web traffic and print media

First Assistant Golf Professional – April 2009-March 2011

Shackamaxon Golf and Country Club – Scotch Plains, NJ

Tillinghast 1916 designed 18-hole upscale member owned 275 members playing 15,000 rounds annually

  • Managed the entire golf operation in absence of Head Professional
  • Implement customer service standards and impressive level of professionalism amongst golf operations staff (20+ staff members in peak season)
  • Tournament Coordination providing unparalleled tournament experiences for participants through extensive planning, marketing, and execution
  • Work closely with member-administered golf associations to assure competitor satisfaction (Over 30 events per season both member and outside events)
  • Oversee tee sheet, monitor pace of play, handicap system, billing
  • Merchandising, inventory control ($500,000 apparel & hard goods)
  • Playing golf with members in both casual and PRO-AM tournament settings
  • Successful representation of Shackamaxon as an ambassador enforcing the club policies, rules and regulations

Teaching Professional – July 2008-Present

Grand Palms Resort and Golf Club – Pembroke Pines, FL

27-Hole Resort with 300 members & resort guests playing 50,000 rounds annually

  • Promotion of instructional programs, clinics, private sessions and golf schools for men women and children for all ages and abilities ($12,000 revenue for resort)
  • Provide a PGA presence, visibility and level of professionalism
  • Setup, and organization of practice facility (over 10,000 square feet)
  • Course marking and layout for major member tournaments (20+ events)
  • Member and guest services (bag storage, private cart maintenance)

Master Golf Instructor – October 2007-June 2008

PGA TOUR Academy Weston Hills Country Club – Weston, FL

Robert Trent Jones designed 36-hole upscale private with 800 members playing 40,000+ rounds annually. Host of PGA Honda Classic (1992-1995)

  • Private Lessons, Clinics, Golf Schools (300+ private lessons in 6 months)
  • Marketing (design: flyers, signage, pricing structure)
  • Expert Knowledge of Golf Club Technology (12 sets of irons sold in 1 demo day)

Tournament Coordinator – April 2007-October 2007

Red Sky Ranch and Golf Club – Wolcott, CO

36-hole resort and exclusive private club owned by Vail Resorts with 200 members (Tom Fazio course ranked #1 and Greg Norman #2 course in Colorado by Travel & Leisure Magazine)

  • Manage all golf tournaments to include promotion, setup, operation, scoring
  • Budgeting for over 25 tournaments and social events ($37,000)
  • Exclusive resort/high end private golf operation (Rated #1 in CO)
  • Golf shop operations (inventory control, budgeting, merchandising)
  • Junior Golf Camps for over 100 children throughout the summer

First Assistant Golf Professional – 2003-2006

Country Club of Pittsfield – Pittsfield, MA

Donald Ross 1908 designed 18-hole with 330 members playing 21,000 rounds of golf annually

  • Highly active in daily operations to include merchandising, golf shop management and outside service management
  • Tournament Coordination - 200+ Member and Outside Events
  • Handicap Chairman and liaison to the Handicap Committee
  • Cart Fleet Management for 54 Golf Cars (Club Car DS Player)
  • Golf instruction over 1200 private lessons/clinics
  • Develop golf merchandising buying plan ($500,000+ inventory)

Telephone

(855) GO-SWING
(855) 467-9464


New York Golf Park location

5490 Route 23 & 9H
Hudson, NY 12534   MAP

Grand Palms Resort location

110 Grand Palms Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027   MAP


Email

info@starttofinishgolf.com
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