Golf Staff 2021

MATT ZEHNER, ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL Originally from just outside of Lewes, Delaware, Matthew is joining us for his first full season at Wilmington. Previously Matt was a Professional Golf Management intern for Wilmington in the summer of 2019. He completed his Senior year of classwork at Penn State University in the spring of 2021. During his time in the PGM program, Matt was an intern at The Peninsula, Wilmington, and most recently East Hampton Golf Club in 2020 where he worked for Augusta National Co-Head Professional Tony Sessa. Matthew will be leading the Women’s 9-Holers this season. COLE YOUNG, ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL Originally from the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, Cole joins the Professional Staff at Wilmington in 2021. Previously Cole was an Assistant Professional at Woodstone Country Club in Pennsylvania, a junior golf coach with Eric Cogorno Golf in Bethlehem, and most recently at Greenville Country Club in South Carolina. Cole is a U.S. Kids Certified Coach, and will be the Junior Golf Coordinator this season.

MICHAEL SHANK, PGA DIRECTOR OF GOLF Originally from the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Michael graduated from the Penn State Professional Golf Management program in 1999. Following school, he spent three seasons at Chevy Chase Club inMaryland and Jupiter Hills Club in Florida, before working five years at Ardsley Country Club in Westchester County, New York. Michael was the Head Golf Professional at North Shore Country Club on Long Island for 10 seasons previous to starting at Wilmington in 2018. He resides in nearby Pennsylvania his wife Heather and son Lucas. BOB LENNON, PGA DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION Bob Lennon attended Florida Southern College where he played on their National Championship golf team. He turned professional in 1984, and got his PGA membership in 1993. Bob was the founder and President of the South Jersey Junior Golf Foundation, a foundation that helped over 1200 children per year. He also owned the Bob Lennon Golf Learning Center at Blue Heron Pines and was the lead instructor for the Golf Digest Schools at Blue Heron Pines for 15 years. Bob has been the Director of Instruction at Wilmington Country Club since 2007. His playing highlights include participation in the Greater Hartford Open and the U.S. Senior Open. CHAD HALVONIK, SENIOR PGA ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL Chad Halvonik was born and raised in Reading, PA, where he learned the game of golf from his father. He graduated from the Professional Golf Management program at Penn State University in 2015 and began at Wilmington in 2017. Before coming to Wilmington Country Club, Chad spent time as an assistant professional at Sankaty Head Golf Club in Nantucket, MA, and John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, FL.

ANDREA GRIER, PGA ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL Originally from Hagerstown, Maryland, Andrea grew up on the driving range and Par 3 course owned by her family. After playing golf for Marshall University where she earned an MBA in 2011, Andrea worked at several golf clubs in the Virginia Beach area before joining Wilmington in 2020. Andrea is leading the Women’s 18-Holers this season.



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