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

Matthew Alagna

Director of Sales

Distinguished Club
Treetops Resort, Gaylord, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Kiersten Allbright-Buote

Director of Club Operations

Distinguished Club
Seven Canyons Golf Club, Sedona, Arizona
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Karin Attolino

Sales Director

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Katie Avant

Marketing Director

Distinguished Club
Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brent Baudier

Club Manager

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

Brian Benitz

Director of Sales & Marketing

Distinguished Club
Gamble Sands Resort, Brewster, Washington
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Debbie Bennett

President of Hospitality

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

Chris Bottalla

Sales Manager

Distinguished Club
The Grand Golf Club, San Diego, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Eric Bradley

Director of Membership Sales

Distinguished Club
Seven Canyons Golf Club, Sedona, Arizona
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jim Bullock

National Golf Sales Manager

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

James Busch

Director of Project Management

Distinguished Club
Innisbrook, A Salamander Resort, Palm Harbor, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Doug Chalmers

Director of Sales, Red Rock, Siena, Arroyo

Distinguished Club
Red Rock Country Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Christine Clayton

Special Events & Sales Manager

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

Nate Cooper

Clubhouse Manager

Distinguished Club
The Grand Golf Club, San Diego, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Travis Erickson

Group Sales Coordinator & Retail Manager

Distinguished Club
Sequoyah National Golf Club, Whittier, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

David Federico

Director of Resort Operations

Distinguished Club
Nemacolin, Farmington, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Emily Fischer

Director of Events

Distinguished Club
Metamora Fields Golf Club, Metamora, Illinois
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Emily Fischer

Director of Events

Distinguished Club
Weaver Ridge Golf Club, Peoria, Illinois
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jill Flanagan

Fitness Club Manager

Distinguished Club
Sonnenalp Club, Edwards, Colorado
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Bernard Friedrich, PGA

Senior Vice President, Golf Operations & Resort Sales for Boyne Resorts

Distinguished Club
Boyne Golf, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Mark Fry, PGA

Managing Director

Distinguished Club
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Taylor Fuller

Marketing Manager

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

Ken Griffin

Director of Golf Sales & Marketing

Distinguished Club
Boyne Golf, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Edward Kingsmore

Chief Financial Officer

Distinguished Club
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Meghan Kramer, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Manager

Distinguished Club
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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

Tracy Levine

Office Manager/Controller

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
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

Carrie Matlin, PGA

Director of Retail

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

Kevin McKinley, PGA

Assistant General Manager

Distinguished Club
Treetops Resort, Gaylord, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Matt McQueary

Director of Golf Sales & Marketing

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

Alec Mihailides

General Manager Preserve Shooting Ports Shop

Distinguished Club
The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences, Richmond, Rhode Island
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

David Mihailides

Director of Outdoor Operations

Distinguished Club
The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences, Richmond, Rhode Island
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brian Miklaszewski

Clubhouse Manager

Distinguished Club
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Valencia Moss

Clubhouse & Beach House Manager

Distinguished Club
The Ocean Club at Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island,
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

Rory O'Fee

Marketing Director

Distinguished Club
The Country Club at Woodloch Springs, Hawley, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Aubrey Paris

Director of Merchandising/Membership

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

Katherine Perkins

Hotel Manager

Distinguished Club
Gamble Sands Resort, Brewster, Washington
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Carol Peters

Member Services Receptionist

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

Eileen Pillar

Golf Retail Associate

Distinguished Club
The Country Club at Woodloch Springs, Hawley, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Peter Pulaski

Director of Outside Operations

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Meghan Reeves

Assistant Director of Social Sales

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

Darin Riggio

Director of Sales & Marketing

Distinguished Club
Innisbrook, A Salamander Resort, Palm Harbor, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Devin Roach

Director of Rooms & Revenue

Distinguished Club
Treetops Resort, Gaylord, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Nichole Rodin

Chief of Staff

Distinguished Club
The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences, Richmond, Rhode Island
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Nancy Sadler

Club Manager

Distinguished Club
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina
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

Stacy Sewell

Vice President of Marketing

Distinguished Club
Bella Collina, Montverde, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Aaron Stiles

VP Operations

Distinguished Club
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Lynn Swann

Director, Marketing & Communications

Distinguished Club
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brendan Sweeney

Director of Golf Media & Player Development

Distinguished Club
French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Mike Tidwell

Director of Sales & Marketing

Distinguished Club
Seaview Golf Resort, Galloway, New Jersey
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Bella Ventola

Website & Communications

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

Tabatha Waid

Clubhouse Manager

Distinguished Club
Weaver Ridge Golf Club, Peoria, Illinois
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tabatha Waid

Clubhouse Manager

Distinguished Club
Metamora Fields Golf Club, Metamora, Illinois
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Caitlin Wardlow

Event Planner & Communications Director

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Alex Whiteman

Group Golf Sales Manager

Distinguished Club
French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

J. Michael Williams

Managing Director

Distinguished Club
Innisbrook, A Salamander Resort, Palm Harbor, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Christina York

Director of Sales & Marketing

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

Lori Zaloga

Director of Marketing

Distinguished Club
Stoney Creek Golf at Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Lori Zaloga

Director of Marketing

Distinguished Club
Devils Knob Golf at Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, Virginia

Food & Beverage Service 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

Lindsay Beltran

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences, Richmond, Rhode Island
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tony Biddle

Director of Operations, Food & Beverage

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

Gabe Bober

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Treetops Resort, Gaylord, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Courtney Brandenberg

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Vince Brunetti

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
The Links at Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Chelsea Cleland

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
American Dunes Golf Club, Grand Haven, Michigan
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

Food & Beverage

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

Michael Danahy

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences, Richmond, Rhode Island
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Riley Davis, CS, CSW

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Gamble Sands Resort, Brewster, Washington
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Erica DeVellis

Banquet Manager

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Francesco DeVellis

Beverage Manager

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Kevin Dott

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Silverado Resort, Napa, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Stephanie Downey

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Patrick Edwards

Food & Beverage Manager

Distinguished Club
The Country Club at Woodloch Springs, Hawley, Pennsylvania
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

Kyle Fellner

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Sarah Gamble

Director of Catering Sales

Distinguished Club
Red Rock Country Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Katy Gorelick

Food & Beverage Director

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

Gabe Griswold

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
Desert Willow Golf Resort, Palm Desert, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Frank Hutton

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
The Sports Club at Las Colinas, Irving, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Justin Jaret

Complex Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Orlando, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Chelsea Jones

Banquet Sales Manager

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brad Keen

Senior Vice President Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Boyne Golf, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brayn Lamblin

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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

Angie Palmer

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores, Alabama
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

Dan Piccolello

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, 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

Bernie Prosperi

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Bella Collina, Montverde, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Christopher Reid

Food & Beverage Director

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

Leopoldo Sanchez

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
Sonnenalp Club, Edwards, Colorado
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Michael Schenk

Chef & Culinary Director

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

David Shelton, GFBE

Director of Food & Beverage

Distinguished Club
Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Destin, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

John Stice

Food & Beverage Director

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

Mark Stoner

VP of Food & Beverage

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

Sutton Stroup

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
Devils Knob Golf at Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Sutton Stroup

Food & Beverage Director

Distinguished Club
Stoney Creek Golf at Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Theresa Swanson

Food & Beverage Director/Events Manager

Distinguished Club
Seven Canyons Golf Club, Sedona, Arizona
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

Sue Whitley

Banquet Manager

Distinguished Club
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina

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

Matthew Adkins

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jamie Beck

No. 7 Chef

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

Calie Biondo

Executive Chef

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

Gary Bonderenko

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Sonnenalp Club, Edwards, Colorado
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Leo Bushey

Executive Chef

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

Thierry Debailleul

Executive Chef

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

Francois Gaertner

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Desert Willow Golf Resort, Palm Desert, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Hector Guerrero

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Metamora Fields Golf Club, Metamora, Illinois
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Hector Guerrero

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Weaver Ridge Golf Club, Peoria, Illinois
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tali Hood

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Siena Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tamica Johnson

Head Chef

Distinguished Club
The Ocean Club at Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island,
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Doug Knopp

Executive Chef

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

Jon Kowal

No. 9 Chef

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

Ryan Martin

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Herman Muller

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Todd Owen

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Hugo Pena

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Bella Collina, Montverde, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

William Pfersching

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Red Rock Country Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Patrick Prager

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Silverado Resort, Napa, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Javier Rosa

Senior Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Ethan Smith

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Michael Stikeleather

Executive Chef & Culinary Director

Distinguished Club
Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Destin, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Ben Takashashi

Executive Chef

Distinguished Club
The Club at Kukui`ula, Koloa, Hawaii

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

Peter Allen

Assistant Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Lori Atsedes, LPGA

Head Golf Professional, Donald Ross Course

Distinguished Club
French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Robert Barnes

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Innisbrook, A Salamander Resort, Palm Harbor, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Evan Biundo, PGA

Director of Golf

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

Miles Blundell

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, Florida
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

Rufus Brijalba, PGA

Head Golf Professional

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

Brendan Burke

Assistant Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Charlene Capron

Retail Manager

Distinguished Club
The Ocean Club at Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island,
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jeff Carswell, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Seaview Golf Resort, Galloway, New Jersey
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Joseph Charles

Director of Instruction

Distinguished Club
Boyne Golf, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Scott Collins

Assistant Golf Professional

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

Carr Crowe, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Sequoyah National Golf Club, Whittier, North Carolina
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

Brandon Dixon

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Orlando, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brad Dorau, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Gamble Sands Resort, Brewster, Washington
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

Joseph Falconer, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Devils Knob Golf at Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Joseph Falconer, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Stoney Creek Golf at Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Santizo Fernando, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
The Links at Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Dan Golding

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences, Richmond, Rhode Island
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Scott Hancock, PGA

Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
The Links at Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jeff Hanson

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

David Harner, PGA

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana
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

Andrew Jent

Assistant Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Birck Boilermaker, West Lafayette, Indiana
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

Lloyd Jones

Golf Operations Manager

Distinguished Club
The Ocean Club at Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island,
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Oliver Jones

Assistant Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
The Club at Kukui`ula, Koloa, Hawaii
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

David Karam

Golf Operations Manager

Distinguished Club
Silverado Resort, Napa, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Zach Kelly

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Black Desert Resort, Ivins, Utah
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Robert Koontz, PGA

Head Golf Professional, Pete Dye Course

Distinguished Club
French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

James Kroll

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Bella Collina, Montverde, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Todd Kruse, PGA

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Siena Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Anthony Lanza, PGA

Head Golf Professional

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

Kirby Lee

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Sonnenalp Club, Edwards, Colorado
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

Caleb Maraman

Golf Professional & Instructor

Distinguished Club
Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Destin, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Marc Marini, PGA

Director of Golf Operations

Distinguished Club
The Links at Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Alex McGann, PGA

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Seaview Golf Resort, Galloway, New Jersey
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Todd Michaelson, PGA

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
The Club at Kukui`ula, Koloa, Hawaii
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Gerry Montiel

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Red Rock Country Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Craig Moss

Assistant Golf Operations Manager

Distinguished Club
The Ocean Club at Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island,
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jim Nemeti

Head Golf Professional

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

Dennis Nicholl, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Eric Nilsson

First Assistant Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
The Grand Golf Club, San Diego, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tim Nypaver, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Nemacolin, Farmington, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brian Paul, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
The Club at Kukui`ula, Koloa, Hawaii
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

John Pillar, PGA

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
The Country Club at Woodloch Springs, Hawley, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Sheena Prante

Assistant Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Salish Cliffs Golf Club, Shelton, Washington
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Alex Pyshny, PGA

Head Golf Professional

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

Josh Richter, PGA

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Boyne Golf, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brett Robertson, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Timber Banks Golf Club, Baldwinsville, New York
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Tom Rosati, PGA

Director of Instruction

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
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

James Saenz, MAPGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
SilverRock Resort, La Quinta, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jordan Santa

Head Golf Professional, Valley Links

Distinguished Club
French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Nick Serafino

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Timber Banks Golf Club, Baldwinsville, New York
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Michael Simms

Director of Golf Instruction

Distinguished Club
The Ocean Club at Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island,
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Chris Sivier

Pro Manager 7&9

Distinguished Club
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina
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

Darrell Smock

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Weaver Ridge Golf Club, Peoria, Illinois
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Darrell Smock

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Metamora Fields Golf Club, Metamora, Illinois
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jeff Steen

VP of Golf

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

Cole Stiles

Head Golf Professional

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

Andrew Svoboda, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Kevin Swain

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
Arroyo Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Ryan Szydlowski, PGA

Director of Golf Operations

Distinguished Club
Desert Willow Golf Resort, Palm Desert, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Kyle Tasselmyer, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
The Country Club at Woodloch Springs, Hawley, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Greg Thomas, PGA

Director of Golf Operations

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

Rob Turner

Director of Golf Operations

Distinguished Club
Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Orlando, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Matt Vick

No. 9 Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina
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

David Watson, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

James Williams, Jr.

Director of Golf

Distinguished Club
The Sports Club at Las Colinas, Irving, Texas
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Ken Yates

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Black Desert Resort, Ivins, Utah
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jonathan York

Director of Golf

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

Ian Zizka, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Distinguished Club
American Dunes Golf Club, Grand Haven, Michigan

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

Russ Apple

Superintendent, Pete Dye Course

Distinguished Club
French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Chris Bien, GCSAA

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Desert Willow Golf Resort, Palm Desert, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Dave Bowbliss

No. 9 Golf Course Superintendent

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

Robert Bruce

Director of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
Metamora Fields Golf Club, Metamora, Illinois
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Robert Bruce

Director of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
Weaver Ridge Golf Club, Peoria, Illinois
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

David Buckles

Golf Course Superintendent

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

Jarad Bumpas

Superintendent, Red Rock Siena, Arroyo

Distinguished Club
Red Rock Country Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Brannon Burnes

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Sequoyah National Golf Club, Whittier, North Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Ted Chapin

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences, Richmond, Rhode Island
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jeffrey Coccodrilli

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
The Country Club at Woodloch Springs, Hawley, Pennsylvania
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

Victor Encinas

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Siena Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Matthew Falvo

Golf Course Superintendent

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

Bob Farren

Director of Grounds & GCM

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

Brett Fleck

Superintendent, Donald Ross Course

Distinguished Club
French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Joey Flinchbaugh

Director of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

George Folopoulos

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Red Rock Country Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Steve Hamilton, CGSC

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Curtis Harder, GCSAA

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Great River Golf Club, Milford, Connecticut
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Wallace Haskins

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Stoney Creek Golf at Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, Virginia
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

Douglas Hoeh

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Treetops Resort, Gaylord, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jeff Hood

Director of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
The Ocean Club at Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island,
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Chris Hoyer

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
SilverRock Resort, La Quinta, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Andrew Huber

Director of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
Seven Canyons Golf Club, Sedona, Arizona
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Steve Lafrance

Director of Turf Care

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

Erik Larsson

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Timber Banks Golf Club, Baldwinsville, New York
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Al Lassiter

Director of Grounds

Distinguished Club
Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Destin, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Bill Leedom, GCSAA

Director of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
Seaview Golf Resort, Galloway, New Jersey
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Landon Lindsay

Director of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
The Sports Club at Las Colinas, Irving, Texas
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

Zeke Mims

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Nathaniel Morrow

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Nemacolin, Farmington, Pennsylvania
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jason Narwold

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Destin, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Shaun Osborne

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Boyne Golf, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

John Parker

Superintendent, Valley Links

Distinguished Club
French Lick Resort, French Lick, Indiana
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Daniel Parks

Golf Course Superintendent

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

Robert Pearsall

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Salish Cliffs Golf Club, Shelton, Washington
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Kyle Post

Associate Superintendent

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

Zachary Powell

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Devils Knob Golf at Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

William Rhinehart

Assistant Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Sequoyah National Golf Club, Whittier, North Carolina
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

Ryan Stewart

Head Golf Course Superintendent Class A

Distinguished Club
Innisbrook, A Salamander Resort, Palm Harbor, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Jerry Tidball

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Arroyo Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Neil Tretter

Golf Course Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Sonnenalp Club, Edwards, Colorado
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Josh Truan

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Gamble Sands Resort, Brewster, Washington
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Robert Vaughan

Golf Course Superintendent

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

Joseph Verduin, GCSAA

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
American Dunes Golf Club, Grand Haven, Michigan
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Joseph Vittum

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
The Club at Kukui`ula, Koloa, Hawaii
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Chuck Wagmiller

Director of Golf & Grounds

Distinguished Club
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

David Walter

Director of Agronomy

Distinguished Club
Silverado Resort, Napa, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Bubba Watson

Director of Agronomy

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

Steve Wilson

No. 7 Golf Course Superintendent

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

Reese Witherspoon

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Waldorf Astoria Orlando, Orlando, Florida
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

David Yanez

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
The Grand Golf Club, San Diego, California
Distinguished Achievement in Leadership

Matthew Yops

Superintendent

Distinguished Club
Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana