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80 PGA Members Add General Manager Titles in Q2 2018

A total of 181 PGA Members earned GM status in the first half of 2018 ...

The PGA of America announced that 80 PGA Members were either promoted, hired or declared as a General Manager (GM) at public, private and resort facilities nationwide during Q2 2018. With 101 additional GMs declared during the first quarter, a total of 181 PGA Members were classified as a General Manager so far this year.

Ongoing training, education advancement and professional development are required for PGA Members to meet the needs of the golf industry. This enables them to be regarded as the highest qualified and most respected leaders in the industry, as well as deliver operational excellence at PGA facilities.

“This exciting trend reinforces that PGA Members have unsurpassed leadership skills, expertise and business acumen to manage an entire facility,” said Interim Chief Executive Officer John Easterbrook Jr., PGA. “PGA Members bring employers a breadth of industry leading resources, opportunities and proven best practices that positively impact the bottom line.”

PGA Members earning GM positions further validates the PGA’s recent repositioning of its PGA Career Services Department, as the Association remains committed to ensuring that PGA Members and golf industry professionals are prepared and equipped to advance their career path to the highest level.

The 80 PGA Members who were promoted, hired or declared as General Managers during Q2 of 2018 include:

Name Club City, State Section
Aaron R. Black, PGA Springfield Golf Club Fort Mill, S.C. Carolinas
Bernard Blan Jr., PGA Hobbs Country Club Hobbs, N.M. Sun Country
Brad A. Smith, PGA Bent Creek Golf Course Jacksonville, Fla. North Florida
Brad L. Carroll, PGA Holiday Golf Club Panama City Beach, Fla. Alabama-NW Florida
Brian J. Boggs, PGA Fremont Country Club Fremont, Ohio Northern Ohio
Brian J. Urban, PGA Birch Hills Golf Course Brea, Calif. Southern California
Brian R. Diver, PGA Hibiscus Golf Club Naples, Fla. South Florida
Bruce A. Grundlock, PGA Hunter's Creek Golf Course Orlando, Fla. North Florida
Burton H. Baine, PGA TPC Southwind Memphis, Tenn. Tennessee
Casey Counseller, PGA Huntingdon Valley Country Club Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Philadelphia
Charles W. Packard, PGA Desert Pines Golf Club Las Vegas Southwest
Christopher D. Gay, PGA Foxtail Golf Club Rohnert Park, Calif. Northern California
Christopher L. Thomas, PGA Thanksgiving Point Golf Course Lehi, Utah Utah
Clay O. Thomas, PGA Seminole Lake Country Club Seminole, Fla. North Florida
Clifton D. Easum, PGA Sun 'n Lake Golf Club Sebring, Fla. North Florida
Cody C. Rowe, PGA Golf Galaxy – Beaverton Beaverton, Ore. Pacific Northwest
Craig S. Cliver, PGA Oakmont Country Club Glendale, Calif. Southern California
Dana E. Schultz, PGA Champion Hills Club Hendersonville, N.C. Carolinas
Daniel B. Wickman, PGA The Golf Club @ Redmond Ridge Redmond, Wash. Pacific Northwest
Daniel J. Treanor, PGA The Golf Club of Texas – Concan Concan, Texas Southern Texas
Darrin K. Harn, PGA PGA West Stadium Clubhouse La Quinta, Calif. Southern California
David Graulau, PGA Hickory Hollow Golf Course Mt. Clemens, Mich. Michigan
David J. Mocini, PGA Duck Lake Country Club Albion, Mich. Michigan
David L. Fels, PGA Fox Run Country Club Fountain Inn, S.C. Carolinas
David L. Beyer, PGA Arcadia Golf Course Arcadia, Calif. Southern California
Douglas J. Fisher, PGA Eagle's Landing Country Club Stockbridge, Ga. Georgia
Douglas M. Kauffman, PGA Gold Creek Tennis & Sports Club Woodinville, Wash. Pacific Northwest
E. Greg Baeten Jr., PGA The Freeport Club Freeport, Ill. Wisconsin
Edward M. Winiecki, PGA Baylands Golf Links Palo Alto, Calif. Northern California
Eric A. Wenaas, PGA Prairiewood Municipal Golf Course Fargo, N.D. Minnesota
Grant W. Dunn, PGA Drumm Farm Golf Club Independence, Mo. Midwest
Gregory A. Leak, PGA The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor Port Charlotte, Fla. South Florida
Gregory S. Anderson, PGA Oakmont Golf Club Santa Rosa, Calif. Northern California
Gregory S. Doll, PGA Copper Hills Golf Club Oxford, Mich. Michigan
James A. Whitmore, PGA Connestee Falls Golf Club Brevard, N.C. Carolinas
James B. Matheny, PGA Hernando Golf & Racquet Club Hernando, Miss. Tennessee
James J. Menard, PGA Prairie du Chien Country Club Prairie du Chien, Wisc. Wisconsin
Jeff J. Sobczak, PGA Angels Crossing Golf Club Vicksburg, Miss. Michigan
Jeff Simonds, PGA Bandon Dunes Golf Resort Bandon, Ore. Pacific Northwest
Jeffrey N. Crabbe, PGA Carolina Trace Country Club Sanford, N.C. Carolinas
Jim B. White, PGA Fairways at Lincoln Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska
John Harbison, PGA Harmony Golf Preserve Harmony, Fla. North Florida
John Theilade, PGA Petaluma Golf & Country Club Petaluma, Calif. Northern California
Joshua J. Brunet, PGA Eagle Lakes Golf Club Naples, Fla. South Florida
Joshua M. Wojtaszczyk, PGA Arrowhead Golf Club Akron, N.Y. Western New York
Justin R. Wink, PGA TPC Tampa Bay Lutz, Fla. North Florida
Kendall J. Palu, PGA Cathedral Canyon Golf Club Cathedral City, Calif. Southern California
Kevin Coombs, PGA Riverside Golf Club Chehalis, Wash. Pacific Northwest
Kevin M. Calvin, PGA Thoroughbred Golf Club at Highpoint Nicholasville, Ky. Kentucky
Larry P. Collins, PGA TPC - Colorado Loveland, Colo. Colorado
Louis C. McHughes, PGA Coweta Club Newnan, Ga. Georgia
Mark Range, PGA Cameron Park Country Club Cameron Park, Calif. Northern California
Matthew D. Beroth, PGA Wakonda Club Des Moines, Iowa Iowa
Matthew D. Long, PGA Sandia Golf Club Albuquerque, N.M. Sun Country
Michael S. McGillicuddy, PGA Tedesco Country Club Marblehead, Mass. New England
Nathan S. Blanchette, PGA Cool Creek Country Club Wrightsville, Pa. Philadelphia
Paul J. Veneziano, PGA Colonial Country Club Cordova, Tenn. Tennessee
Paul M. Besecker, PGA Bear Creek Golf Complex Chandler, Ariz. Southwest
Raymond J. Tugend, PGA Lancaster Country Club Lancaster, N.Y. Western New York
Rex E. Denham, PGA Illinois Valley Golf Course Cave Junction, Ore. Pacific Northwest
Richard R. Lyons, PGA Westwood Golf Club Houston Southern Texas
Richard T. Marr, PGA Chartwell Golf & Country Club Severna Park, Md. Middle Atlantic
Rick L. Sumpter, PGA Moila Country Club Saint Joseph, Mo. Midwest
Robert B. Pasquith, PGA St Johns Golf & Country Club Saint Augustine, Fla. North Florida
Robert M. Davis III, PGA Topgolf - Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, Va. Middle Atlantic
Robert White, PGA Pecan Plantation Country Club Granbury, Texas Northern Texas
Scott Little, PGA Ken McDonald Golf Course Tempe, Ariz. Southwest
Shannon L. Archer, PGA The Golf Club at Indigo Run Hilton Head Island, S.C. Carolinas
Steve L. Belton, PGA Piney Valley Golf Course Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Gateway
Steven C. Wright, PGA Maggie Valley Club Maggie Valley, N.C. Carolinas
Ted Robinson, PGA Deercroft Golf & Country Club Wagram, N.C. Carolinas
Thomas C. McKone IV, PGA Lansbrook Golf Club Palm Harbor, Fla. North Florida
Thomas J. Parsons, PGA Crow River Golf Club Hutchinson, Minn. Minnesota
Thomas R. Nelson, PGA Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club Dinuba, Calif. Northern California
Timothy J. Tillett, PGA Hidden Creek Golf Club Sellersburg, Ind. Indiana
Timothy L. Cole, PGA The Sagamore Club Noblesville, Ind. Indiana
Travis J. Laudner, PGA Rice Lake Golf & Country Club Lake Mills, Iowa Iowa
William B. Haught, PGA Naval Air Station/Ponta Creek GC Meridian, Miss. Gulf States
William M. Bruce, PGA Stoneybrook Golf Club Bradenton, Fla. North Florida
William S. Chapman, PGA Teravista Golf Club Round Rock, Texas Southern Texas