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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Dean Kandle, Golf Professional Growth
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.
|Keith Clawson, PGA||Merion Golf Club||Owen Downard, PGA; Ian Lee|
|Ian Dalzell, PGA||Huntingdon Valley Country Club||Rob Singer, PGA|
|Ben Debski, PGA||The Springhaven Club||Gary Mackay, PGA|
|Ed Gibson, PGA||Makefield Highlands Golf Club||Lauren Muhlbauer|
|Michael Ladden, PGA||Whitford Country Club||Evan Mitchell|
|Linda Nevatt, PGA||Union League Liberty Hill||Tony Shields, PGA; Zak Smith|
|Jeffrey Sikina, PGA||Old York Road Country Club||Michael Dean, PGA; Harrison Pillion|
|Jim Smith Jr., PGA||Philadelphia Cricket Club||Nate, Eichner, PGA; Rusty Harbold, PGA; Dan Hipp, Drew Marcoux, PGA; Mark Matricardi, PGA|
|Andy Watters, PGA||Talamore Country Club||Kevin Nicholson, PGA|
2021 PAO Committee
- Co-Chair: Keith Clawson, PGA, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tournaments: Ashley Grier, PGA, email@example.com
- Education: Steve Frederick, PGA, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mentorship / Communication: Brad Sanders, PGA, email@example.com
- Finance / Charity / Junior Golf: Tony Shields, PGA, firstname.lastname@example.org