PAO Mission Statement: The purpose of the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization is to prepare Philadelphia PGA Section Assistant Professionals for future professional success as a PGA Member. We will give Assistant Professionals the opportunities to prepare themselves for the playing ability test, the PGA’s Professional Golf Management Program, the golf business, and future PGA membership. This is accomplished with leadership, mentoring, support through education, networking, and tournament competition.
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PAO Patron Program
As we head into the golf season, please consider sponsoring your Assistant Professional’s membership in the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization through our PAO Patron Program.
The program allows ranking PGA Professionals to sponsor their eligible staff members for PAO membership. By simply paying the annual PAO membership fee of $75 for your Assistant Professionals, they will be able to take advantage of all the PAO has to offer, including networking, tournament competition, education offerings, volunteer opportunities, and more. The program is perfect for PGA General Managers, Directors of Golf, Head Professionals, and the like who put a premium on the self-improvement of their staff.
In the spirit of professional growth, and a “pay it forward” mentality, we hope you will consider supporting the PAO Patron Program. Click the button below to sponsor your Assistant Professional(s).
PAO Patrons: Head Professionals & Directors of Golf
Special thanks to those Head Professionals and Directors of Golf who are supporting the PAO and their assistant golf professionals. Listed below are the Head Professionals and Directors of Golf who are PAO Patrons.
|Jason Duckworth, PGA||Huntingdon Valley Country Club||Ian Dalzell, PGA|
|Brett Fernandes||Laurel Creek Country Club||Bob Hennefer, PGA|
|Miranda Wiss||Laurel Creek Country Club||Bob Hennefer, PGA|
|Nathan Artz, PGA||Merion Golf Club||Scott Nye, PGA|
|Keith Clawson, PGA||Merion Golf Club||Scott Nye, PGA|
|Grant Gardiner, PGA||Merion Golf Club||Scott Nye, PGA|
|Nathan Eichnera, PGA||Philadelphia Cricket Club||Jim Smith Jr., PGA|
|Drew Marcouxa, PGA||Philadelphia Cricket Club||Jim Smith Jr., PGA|
|Rusty Harbolda, PGA||Philadelphia Cricket Club||Jim Smith Jr., PGA|
|Nick Wyatta, PGA||Philadelphia Cricket Club||Jim Smith Jr., PGA|
|Justin Parisi||Philadelphia Cricket Club||Jim Smith Jr., PGA|
|Gary Mackay, PGA||The Springhaven Club||Ben Debski, PGA|
|Chris Colman||The Springhaven Club||Ben Debski, PGA|
|Jason Uibel||Riverton Country Club||Kevin Duffy, PGA|
2023 PAO Board
- Co-Chair: Brad Sanders, PGA, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tournaments: Andrew Turner, PGA, email@example.com, Tony Shields, PGA, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Education: Christian Hoecker, PGA, email@example.com
- Communication / Mentorship: Nate Eicher, PGA, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Finance / Charity / Junior Golf: Robert Singer, PGA, email@example.com
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Dean Kandle, Golf Professional Growth