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The Landings Club Assistant Golf Professional in Skidaway Island, Georgia

This position is responsible for assisting the Head Golf Professional in coordinating all golf activities at their respective club, and for the enthusiastic engagement of members and guests.

Palmetto

Arthur Hills designed the Palmetto course and it is considered by many to be our most challenging course. Palmetto opened in October of 1985 and was the fourth course on Skidaway Island. In 2005, the course was spruced up with new concrete cart paths, irrigation system and drainage, bunkers, a bulkhead around the 5th green, and an additional set of tees. The first six holes on Palmetto issue the challenge. If you are able to answer, the next nine are a little reprieve, but look out for the 16th, 17th and 18th. The 10th hole has one of the most beautiful oak trees on the island, just to the right of the green. The 13th hole has the gravesite of Mr. Philip Delegal, an early settler of Skidaway Island. Palmetto Clubhouse overlooks the peninsula green of the 18th, surrounded on three sides by a lagoon.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assists daily with administrative functions such as properly checks in players, collects appropriate fees, announces tee times, schedules Player Assistants on the course and handicap computer accessibility for score posting.

  • Provides golf instruction for membership in both individual and or group sessions.

  • Assists with ordering, receiving, displaying, and selling of merchandise at the shop.

  • Provides the Head Golf Professional with member feedback to help determine proper mix of merchandise to make available for sale.

  • Provides golf club fitting for membership to increase satisfaction and sales.

  • Participates in merchandise inventories as scheduled.

  • Promotes participation and assists in administering member golf tournaments.

  • Helps provide members with a positive practice experience to include clean practice balls, proper bag stand setup, daily rotation of hitting areas, and clean range mats, as needed.

  • Assures that rental golf carts are in a clean and organized manner.

  • Assures that preventative maintenance procedures are done and documented for all golf carts.

  • Assures that a process is in place to rotate the use of the carts to evenly distribute usage.

  • Fills in as Manager on Duty in the absence of the Head Golf Professional.

  • Enforces Club rules and policies.

  • Enforces USGA Rules of Golf.

  • Maintains high visibility within the Club.

  • Plays golf with members when approved by the Head Golf Professional.

  • Assures that all work is performed within the club’s safety standards.

  • Attends weekly safety meetings.

  • Secures the golf shop, starter’s booth, and cart barn with all carts accounted for at the close of business daily.

  • Complies with departmental grooming standards.

  • Works variety of shifts, as needed to include nights, weekends and or holidays.

  • Complies with departmental and Club policies and procedures.

  • The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have passed the PGA Playing Abilities Test

Critical Skills

  • Knowledge of golf products and merchandise.

  • Knowledge of, and ability to interpret and apply the USGA Rules of Golf.

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal/written instructions.

  • Highly organized, able to handle multiple tasks, and to deploy resources effectively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to provide exceptional service to members, and desire to provide leadership to position the department in achieving defined goals and objectives.

  • Preferred: Professional Golfers' Association of America Member, or apprentice with private club experience.

Physical Requirements

  • Standing and walking 80% of shift.

  • Bending and stooping 10% of shift.

  • Ability to lift, carry or move from 1 pound up to 50 pounds for 5% of shift.

  • Playing golf and/or hitting golf balls 10% of shift.

External Company Name: The Landings Club

Telecommute: No

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