Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization

Aronimink’s Carson Solien Defends at the PAO Springhaven Classic

Carson Solien with PAO Tournament Chair Stephen Frederick

Forty two players teed it up during a chilly overcast day at the first individual PAO medal play event of the year held at The Springhaven Club, Wallingford, PA. The 6,170 yard, par 69 course was a challenge for most. Carson Solien from Aronimink CC led the way carding a two under par, 67. Carson had 7 birdies on the day to go along with one double bogey and three bogies.

One behind Carson was Robby Burns of Merion and Kevin Kraft of Bumble Bee Hollow. Robby’s one under round consisted of an eagle on the eighth, with two birdies and three bogies. Kevin also eagled eight and had two birdies to go along with a double and a bogey. Tying for fourth place with even par scores of 69, were Mike Meisenzahl of Shore Gate and Corey McAlarney of Sunnybrook.

The PAO would like to thank the membership and staff of The Sprinhaven Club for their gracious hospitality throughout the day as well as the participants who made the trip to this fantastic event. A special thank you to Ben Debski, Head Professional, and Tom Carroll of Cobra Puma Golf for making this another fantastic event.

Next up on the tournament schedule is the DVO, a combined event with the Section and the PAO, this Monday, May 9th at Concord CC. Hope to see you all there. Full Tournament Results

PAO Mission Statement

The purpose of the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization is to prepare the Assistant Golf Professionals of the Philadelphia Section PGA of America 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.

PAO Head Professional Patrons

PAO Patrons: Head Professionals & Directors of Golf

Special thanks to those Head Professionals and Director’s of Golf who are supporting the PAO and their assistant golf professionals.  Listed below are the Head Professionals and Director’s of Golf who are PAO Patrons.

Dave CartwrightTrump National PhiladelphiaGary Mackay
Ian DalzellHuntingdon Valley Country ClubTrevor Bensel
Dan Marz
Shawn Matthews
Ben DebskiSpringhaven ClubGregg Gipp
Bob DoriaMakefield Highlands Golf ClubVincent Piazza
Joe GuillebeauWilmington Country ClubEarl Cooper
Jason Howard
Eric Williams
Jeff KiddieAronimink Golf ClubSam Ambrose
Brian Dionisio
Bryan Kienke
Carson Solien
Jamie KomncheckRivercrest Golf Club & PreserveKyle Miller
Tom MichaelsBerkshire Country ClubJamie Green
Kyle Harvey
Vince Kabaso
Linda NevattThe ACE ClubTony Shields
Billy Stewart
Scott ReillyPhiladelphia Country ClubPatrick Butkis
Christian Castelli
Tim Friedrich
Daniel Reabe
Chuck RiningerLookaway Golf ClubMichael Little
Kevin Rossi

PAO Premier Partner