Director Of Instruction Golf Galaxy

Director Of Instruction Golf Galaxy


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My teaching philosophy is rather simple. I feel that every student should have fun and know that having a strong understanding of the core fundamentals is the key to a repeatable golf swing. That, combined with practice and time, will eventually lead to being able to play the game with a growing sense of enjoyment and satisfaction. This comprehension comes from communicating the instructions with clear and easy to understand terms. In the end, the better the information is relayed to the student, the greater the chance they will have a positive learning experience. PROFILEBackground includes a history of successfully managing club golf operations, delivering strong teaching programs and recruiting members. A strong leader, able to train and manage staff to deliver a high level of service. Key skills include developing membership sales programs and handling challenging customer service situations.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE2013-Present Golf Galaxy Brentwood Tennessee Largest off course golf retail store in the state with over 4 million dollar annual turnover. • Head PGA Professional • Director of Instruction • Golf Services Manager • In charge of club repair and golf fittings • Assistant General Manager with key holding responsibility2012-2013 Springbrook Golf & CC, Niota Tennessee Private Country Club in a rural community with a membership of around 300• Head Professional and Golf Shop owner • Organized a busy club calendar of outings and club events • Ran a busy teaching program that included junior and women’s clinics • Operated and maintained a fleet of 50 electric golf carts • Increased GF and Cart Revenue by 15% through an aggressive web campaign as well as developing a new website and e-mail marketing program • Introduced social networking as a way to help better communicate with members and the public 2009-2012 VANDERBILT LEGENDS CLUB, Franklin Tennessee Kite-Cupp designed 36-hole private country club with 900 members playing 50,000 rounds annually. Golf Professional • Assisted in staff training and development • Assisted in Pro Shop management and inventory control • Organized Junior clinics and group coaching • Assisted in monitoring and adjusting the annual business plan 1991-2009 ROYAL WELLINGTON GOLF CLUB, Wellington NZ A prestigious and historic private golf club dating back to 1895. A 27-hole challenging layout which has hosted many national championships and international competitions. With over 1800 members worldwide it remains one of the top Royal Golf Clubs in the world. Director of Golf 1991-2009 • Owned and operated a very successful retail operation with over $900,000 annual turnover • Organized the day to day golf operations of a busy private club tournament program • Coordinated and managed more than 30 corporate events annually • Expanded the program of member clinics for Juniors and Women • Taught over 500 individual lessons annuallyProfessional & Playing Accomplishments • Class A Member, Professional Golfers’ Association of America • Class A Member, Professional Golfers’ Association of New Zealand • Vice-President of the NZPGA 1993-1995 • Director of Education NZPGA 1991-1993 • Assistant National Coach New Zealand Golf Association 1991-1995 • Runner-Up New Zealand Club Professional Championship 1998 & 1999 • Australasian PGA Tour member 1995 & 1996 • Winner of 7 NZPGA Pro-Am events • Finished 3rd in the Tennessee PGA Senior OOM 2012 • Competed in the Tennessee PGA Cup Matches 2012Additional Skills • Accomplished R&A & USGA Rules of Golf officiating • Certified Callaway,Titleist, Ping and Cobra club fitter • Proficient in computer applications including POS, IBS,inventory control, accounting, Handicaps, tournament programs, Excel and all Microsoft office applications.

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