golf staff 2020

PGA GOLF PROFESSIONAL STAFF

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 in Maryland 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 chil-dren 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. Michael LaGace, Assistant Golf Professional Michael is returning for his second season at Wilmington. Previously, he was most recently at Shadow Hawk Golf Club in Houston, Texas. He spent time growing up in West Chester, PA, and Michael is our Junior Golf Coordinator for 2020. Luke Grennan, PGA Assistant Golf Professional Luke is returning for his second season at Wilmington. He graduated from the Penn State Professional Golf Management program in 2019 where he conducted internships at Oak Hill Golf Club in Rochester, as well as Manhattan Woods and North Shore Country Club in New York. Luke is leading the Women’s 9-Holers this season. 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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