Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

To receive a Distinguished Achievement in Leadership award is to have demonstrated an exceptional contribution in leadership to the Golf Experience at your club.

Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

In accordance with Distinguished Golf Destinations’ methodology, a club is first divided into the distinct club “Departments” that comprise the whole, and then each is evaluated independently. Those individuals, department heads, and leaders whose respective Department is awarded the Distinguished Achievement in Leadership award are listed below.

Present Distinguished Achievement in Leadership award winners:

Clubhouse Department Leaders
(in alphabetical order by last name)
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Bud Beucher

Vice President and General Manager

Distinguished Club
Mission Inn Resort & Club, Howey In The Hills, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tony Biddle

Director of Operations, Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Grandover Resort & Spa, Greensboro, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Miles Blundell

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jim Bullock

National Golf Sales Manager

Distinguished Club
Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Chris Campbell

General Manager

Distinguished Club
Lake of Isles Golf Club and Resort, North Stonington, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Christine Clayton

Special Events & Sales Manager

Distinguished Club
Harbor Shores Resort, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Mike Coleman

Membership Golf Operations Director

Distinguished Club
Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Beth Davis, CCM

General Manager

Distinguished Club
North Palm Beach Country Club, North Palm Beach, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Joshua Doxtator

General Manager

Distinguished Club
Harbor Shores Resort, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jerry Eye, PGA, CMAA

General Manager

Distinguished Club
Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

David Federico

Director of Resort Operations

Distinguished Club
Nemacolin, Farmington, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Taylor Fuller

Marketing Manager

Distinguished Club
World Golf Village, St Augustine, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Lon Grundy

General Manager

Distinguished Club
World Golf Village, St Augustine, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Kelly Harrill

General Manager

Distinguished Club
Grandover Resort & Spa, Greensboro, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Oliver Javier

General Manager

Distinguished Club
Half Moon Bay Golf Links, Half Moon Bay, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Nic Johnston

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Lake of Isles Golf Club and Resort, North Stonington, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jamie Keyes

VP of Facilities & Community Affairs

Distinguished Club
Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Ruan Krugel, PGA

Assistant General Manager

Distinguished Club
Classic Club, Palm Desert, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Bernard Lackner

Chief Executive Officer

Distinguished Club
Fisher Island Club, Fisher Island, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jamie Lemon

General Manager

Distinguished Club
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Eric Lohman, PGA

General Manager

Distinguished Club
Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brandon Lovelette

Golf Sales Manager

Distinguished Club
Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Alex Mairone

National Sales Golf Manager

Distinguished Club
Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Michael Mandara

Retail Sales Manager

Distinguished Club
Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Trey Matheu

Managing Director

Distinguished Club
Nemacolin, Farmington, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Carrie Matlin, PGA

Director of Retail

Distinguished Club
Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Matt McQueary

Assistant Director of Golf Sales & Marketing

Distinguished Club
Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Peter Miller

General Manager

Distinguished Club
Ford's Colony Country Club, Williamsburg, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Richard Mogensen

General Manager

Distinguished Club
Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Courtney Nakashima, CMAA

Director, Meetings & Special Events

Distinguished Club
Half Moon Bay Golf Links, Half Moon Bay, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tony Null

Membership Director

Distinguished Club
Ford's Colony Country Club, Williamsburg, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Aubrey Paris

Director of Merchandising/Membership

Distinguished Club
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Meghan Reeves

Assistant Director of Social Sales

Distinguished Club
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Greg Rubino, PGA, CMAA

General Manager

Distinguished Club
Classic Club, Palm Desert, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Roy Schindele

Executive Director Sales and Marketing

Distinguished Club
Mission Inn Resort & Club, Howey In The Hills, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Michelle Simpson

General Manager

Distinguished Club
Fisher Island Club, Fisher Island, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Melissa Vine

Private Event Manager

Distinguished Club
Ford's Colony Country Club, Williamsburg, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Christina York

Director of Sales & Marketing

Distinguished Club
Grandover Resort & Spa, Greensboro, North Carolina

Food & Beverage Department Leaders
(in alphabetical order by last name)
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Al Amengual

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Fisher Island Club, Fisher Island, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Bethany Arico

Director of Catering

Distinguished Club
Lake of Isles Golf Club and Resort, North Stonington, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Elizabeth Beebe

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Ford's Colony Country Club, Williamsburg, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Calie Biondo

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Harbor Shores Resort, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Leo Bushey

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Lake of Isles Golf Club and Resort, North Stonington, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Josh Cobbs

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
PGA Golf Club, Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Maurice Constantin

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jessica Cunningham

Manager, PCC Club Service

Distinguished Club
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Thierry Debailleul

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Karim Elkhattab

Food & Beverage Operations Director

Distinguished Club
Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Patrick Faas

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Nemacolin, Farmington, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Katy Gorelick

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Ted Hill

Executive Chef, Big Cedar Lodge

Distinguished Club
Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Marie O'Brian, CMAA

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
Half Moon Bay Golf Links, Half Moon Bay, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Ed Peckels

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Ryan Perkins

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
Lake of Isles Golf Club and Resort, North Stonington, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jose Plaza

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Paul Polizzi

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tony Porcellini

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
World Golf Village, St Augustine, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Christopher Reid

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Michael Schenk

Chef & Culinary Director

Distinguished Club
North Palm Beach Country Club, North Palm Beach, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

John Stice

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
Classic Club, Palm Desert, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

David Trotter

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Mission Inn Resort & Club, Howey In The Hills, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Eric Yaeger

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Ford's Colony Country Club, Williamsburg, Virginia

Golf Operations Department Leaders
(in alphabetical order by last name)
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brent Baudier

Club Manager

Distinguished Club
PGA Golf Club, Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Evan Biundo, PGA

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Michael Bowery

Director, Golf & Special Projects

Distinguished Club
Mission Inn Resort & Club, Howey In The Hills, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Allan Bowman

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
North Palm Beach Country Club, North Palm Beach, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Ben Bridgers

Director of Golf Operations

Distinguished Club
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Rufus Brijalba, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Spencer Cody, PGA, CMAA

Director of Golf Operations

Distinguished Club
Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Scott Collins

Assistant Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Birck Boilermaker, West Lafayette, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Reagan Davis

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
World Golf Village, St Augustine, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jackson Davison

Golf Operations Manager

Distinguished Club
Harbor Shores Resort, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brandon Delgado, PGA

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Kyle Early, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brian Fahey

Tournament Director

Distinguished Club
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Chad Helms, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Mariah Hess

Golf Operations Manager

Distinguished Club
Classic Club, Palm Desert, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Michael Hulbert

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Fisher Island Club, Fisher Island, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jeremy Hyjeck

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Ford's Colony Country Club, Williamsburg, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Andrew Jent

Assistant Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Birck Boilermaker, West Lafayette, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Anthony Lanza, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Eric Lorenzetti

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Anthony Maestrini, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Half Moon Bay Golf Links, Half Moon Bay, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tom Moreland

Associate Athletic Director - Strategic Initiatives

Distinguished Club
Birck Boilermaker, West Lafayette, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jim Nemeti

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Grandover Resort & Spa, Greensboro, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Bob Newell

VP of Golf

Distinguished Club
Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tim Nypaver, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Nemacolin, Farmington, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Alex Pyshny, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

John Richeson, PGA

Senior Director of Golf Operations

Distinguished Club
Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Daniel M. Ross, PGA

Head Golf Professional & Director of Instruction

Distinguished Club
Birck Boilermaker, West Lafayette, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Nancy Sadler

Club Manager

Distinguished Club
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Eric Simmons

Director of Instruction

Distinguished Club
Ford's Colony Country Club, Williamsburg, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Greg Slosson, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Ross Smith

Director of Instruction

Distinguished Club
Harbor Shores Resort, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Greg Thomas, PGA

Assistant Director of Golf Operations

Distinguished Club
Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Conor Vinchesi

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Lake of Isles Golf Club and Resort, North Stonington, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Scott Wilson, PGA

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Elwood Woolwine

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Ford's Colony Country Club, Williamsburg, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jonathan York

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Grandover Resort & Spa, Greensboro, North Carolina

Golf Course Department Leaders
(in alphabetical order by last name)
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Cory Adams

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
North Palm Beach Country Club, North Palm Beach, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Todd Bohn, PGA

Director of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

David Buckles

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Bob Dobek, GCSAA

Director of Golf Maintenance

Distinguished Club
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Clayton Dubose

Director of Golf Course and Grounds

Distinguished Club
PGA Golf Club, Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Matthew Falvo

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, New York
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Nate Herman

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Harbor Shores Resort, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Russell Hill

Golf Course Supertindent

Distinguished Club
Grandover Resort & Spa, Greensboro, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Steve Lafrance

Director of Turf Care

Distinguished Club
World Golf Village, St Augustine, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

John Marshall

Director of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
Ford's Colony Country Club, Williamsburg, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Matt McNarney

Assistant Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Birck Boilermaker, West Lafayette, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Cameron McQuain

Assistant Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Nemacolin, Farmington, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Rusty Mercer

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Dan Miller, GCSAA

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Half Moon Bay Golf Links, Half Moon Bay, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tony Miller, GCSAA

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Omni Barton Creek, Austin, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Nathaniel Morrow

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Nemacolin, Farmington, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Daniel Parks

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Mission Inn Resort & Club, Howey In The Hills, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Kyle Post

Associate Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Birck Boilermaker, West Lafayette, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jason Richter

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Fisher Island Club, Fisher Island, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jim Ritorto

Director of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
Lake of Isles Golf Club and Resort, North Stonington, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Matt Sanders, GCSAA

Director of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jim Scott

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Birck Boilermaker, West Lafayette, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tony Spannaus, GCSAA

Directory of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
Classic Club, Palm Desert, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Robert Vaughan

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina