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Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club

199 Royal Palm Way Boca Raton, FL 33432

Pro Shop: (561) 395-2202 Office: (561) 395-2100

General Manager: Robin Blankhorst Director of Golf: Andy McMechan Head Golf Professional: Scott Sheffield Superintendent: Robert Anderson

Website: www.rpycc.org/club/scripts/public/public.asp

Tee Rating (18) Slope (18) Front (9) Back (9) Gender
BLACK 74.6 142 36.9 / 142 37.7 / 142 Male
BLACK/GOLD 74 141 36.6 / 141 37.4 / 141 Male
GOLD 73.5 140 36.4 / 140 37.1 / 140 Male
GOLD/BLUE 72.9 139 36.1 / 139 36.8 / 139 Male
BLUE 72.1 138 35.7 / 138 36.4 / 138 Male
BLUE/WHITE 71.4 137 35.4 / 137 36 / 137 Male
WHITE 70.4 134 34.8 / 135 35.6 / 132 Male
WHITE/GREEN 69 131 34.2 / 130 34.8 / 131 Male
GREEN 68.2 129 33.8 / 128 34.4 / 130 Male
RED 65.7 124 32.7 / 124 33 / 124 Male
ORANGE 62 115 30.9 / 114 31.1 / 115 Male
WHITE 76.1 141 37.7 / 140 38.4 / 142 Female
WHITE/GREEN 74.5 139 36.9 / 137 37.6 / 140 Female
GREEN 73.7 136 36.5 / 135 37.2 / 137 Female
RED 70.4 127 35.1 / 127 35.3 / 126 Female
ORANGE 64.8 118 32.1 / 114 32.7 / 121 Female

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Club People on the Move: January 28 – February 10

By Rob Thomas | February 10, 2021

Recent industry hires and promotions include new General Managers at Grey Oaks CC in Naples, Fla., North Ridge CC in Fair Oaks, Calif., and Streamsong Resort in Bowling Green, Fla.; a new Director of Golf at Pumpkin Ridge GC in North Plains, Ore.; and new Executive Chefs at Haverhill (Mass.) G&CC and Austin (Minn.) CC.

Here are some of the recent new hires and promotions announced by club and resort properties and other companies in the club industry. Announcements and photos for this regular People on the Move report can be submitted at https://clubandresortbusiness.com/submit-industry-news/ .

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North Ridge Country Club in Fair Oaks, Calif. named Michael Peabody as General Manager . Peabody was previously General Manager at Granite Bay (Calif.) Golf Club.

KemperSports named Kevin Kennedy as General Manager and Craig Falanga as Director of Sales and Marketing at  Streamsong Resort in Bowling Green, Fla. Most recently, Kennedy was General Manager at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Prior to his current role at Streamsong, Falanga served as KemperSports’ regional Sales and Marketing Director. KemperSports’ engagement at Streamsong was recently extended to include all operations at the property ( https://clubandresortbusiness.com/streamsong-resort-names-kempersports-to-manage-entire-property/ ).

Wianno Club in Osterville, Mass. named Mark Krebs , CCM, as General Manager . Previously, Krebs was Director of Club Operations at The Country Club in Chestnut Hill, Mass. and Clubhouse Manager at Burlingame Country Club in Hillsborough, Calif.

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Naples Grande Beach Resort appointed Elias Assaly as Area Vice President and General Manager . Assaly has more than 30 years of industry experience, including senior leadership roles as Vice President of Operations for both Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Radisson Hotel Group.

River Hills Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. named Bobby McCullough as General Manager and Head Golf Professional . McCullough was most recently First Assistant Professional at Grande Dunes Resort Club in Myrtle Beach.

Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore. named Lacy Erickson , PGA, as Director of Golf overseeing the Witch Hollow and Ghost Creek golf courses. Erickson was most recently a Golf Professional at Portland Golf Club.

Lakewood Country Club in Dallas, Texas named Craig Liddle , PGA, as Head Professional . Liddle was most recently Liddle Head Golf Professional at Meadowbrook Country Club in Ballwin, Mo.

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Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids, Mich. named Brian Corwin as Head Golf Professional . Having been employed full-time outside the golf industry since 1998, Corwin served as Golf Instructor for Brookside Golf and Grill in Gowen, Mich. until recently. He’s also approaching 10 years as coach of Lakeview High School’s boys’ and girls’ golf teams.

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Up to Par Management appointed Jonathan Cox as Executive Chef at Haverhill (Mass.) Golf & Country Club . Cox began his career in Boston, with an apprenticeship at Lumiere Restaurant. He would go on to work at a variety of inns and ski resorts across the country.

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Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla. named Romann Geneus , Food & Beverage Supervisor , as Employee of the Year 2020. “Romann is one of our most respected team members and an outstanding employee,” said Larry Savvides, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. “He has been with the Club for over 10-years and during his tenure, we have continually marveled at his incredibly outgoing, friendly and compassionate personality.”

San Vicente Golf Resort in Ramona, Calif. named Ben McBride as Golf Course Superintendent . McBride, who will be in charge of grow-in and the preparation for the golf course opening following a comprehensive course renovation, takes over for Pat Shannon, who is retiring.

Mark F. Jordan , the Certified Golf Course Superintendent at Westfield Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio, was elected to a one-year term as President of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). He is the 85th president in the association’s history. Jordan served as vice president of the association in 2020 and has been a member of the association’s Board of Directors since 2014. Prior to Westfield CC—where he has served as General Manager, Club Manager, Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent—Jordan had stints as an Assistant Superintendent at Winding Hollow Golf Club in New Albany, Ohio, and Hyde Park Golf and Country Club in Cincinnati.

Other elected officers were Kevin P. Breen , CGCS and Golf Course Superintendent at La Rinconada Country Club in Los Gatos, Calif., as Vice President, and Kevin P. Sunderman , CGCS, Director of Grounds at Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club in St. Petersburg, Fla., as Secretary/Treasurer. Board members Jeff L. White , CGCS and Superintendent at Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kan.; T.A. Barker , CGCS and Superintendent at Fore Lakes Golf Course in Taylorsville, Utah; and Paul L. Carter , CGCS and Superintendent at Bear Trace at Harrison Bay in Harrison, Tenn., were elected to serve again, while Marc E. Weston , CGCS and Superintendent at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, Conn., was newly elected to the board.

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Fairfax Intel named John Scharer as President of the Club Analytics division. A club professional with more than 35 years of experience, Scharer has served as General Manager of the Charlotte City Club for the last 24 years.

The PGA of America has selected PGA Members who will comprise its sixth PGA LEAD class for 2021-’22—created to identify, mentor and progress PGA Members from diverse backgrounds into volunteer leadership positions within Association governance. PGA LEAD Class Members include: Jennifer Bermingham , PGA – ClubCorp in Dallas (Northern Texas PGA Section); Brian Bussinger , PGA – Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. (Pacific Northwest PGA Section); Claire Castetter , PGA – Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest, Ill. (Illinois PGA Section); Marko Hardin , PGA – Woodhaven Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif. (Southern California PGA Section); Carl Hetterle , PGA – Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club in Blaine, Wash. (Pacific Northwest PGA Section); Vince Juarez , PGA – KemperSports in Northbrook, Ill. (Illinois PGA Section); Sarah Lewallen , PGA – Governor’s Club in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Carolinas PGA Section); Patrick Oropallo , PGA – Oak Knoll Golf Course in Ashland, Ore. (Pacific Northwest PGA Section); Alphonse Peterson III , PGA – Country Club of Lincoln in Lincoln, Neb. (Nebraska PGA Section)l; Cassandra Prue , PGA – Shady Valley Country Club in Arlington, Texas (Northern Texas Section); and Tom Son , PGA – Arrowood Golf Course in Oceanside, Calif. (Southern California Section).

Atlanta-based club management company Bobby Jones Links has created a new position within the club management industry— Vice President of Culture and Coaching —and tapped Gautam Patankar to fill the spot. Patankar most recently served as Vice President of Operations, but has served as the General Manager of a wide variety of high-end private and semi-private clubs, including The Manor Golf and Country Club as well as Woodmont Golf and Country Club. Additionally, Bobby Jones Links has promoted Joshua Deal and Emzi Wewers to new positions. Deal, a PGA member and current Georgia PGA board member, has been promoted to Vice President of Operations . He previously held positions at notable properties including Grayhawk Golf Club, New Haven Country Club, The Manor Golf and Country Club, and more recently Bobby Jones Links’ own Fox Creek Golf Club and Legacy Golf Links. Wewers has been promoted to the Regional Manager of Operations for the South Carolina region. Prior to being appointed to this position, Wewers held positions such as General Manager, Membership Director, Catering and Food and Beverage Manager at resort and private clubs throughout the Southeast. She will maintain her position as the General Manager at Cobblestone Park Golf Club.

Sipcam Agro USA hired Mark Loos as Territory Manager, Northeast . Loos brings a solid mix of industry and sales experience to the position, having spent 15 years in the golf industry as a Superintendent and then another four years in sales on the manufacturing side at Civitas/Intelligro.

About The Author

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Chief Editor, Rob Thomas is based in Cleveland, Ohio. He's a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and a long-time golf course rater. Married with three children, Rob enjoys golf when not participating in activities with his family. Follow him on Twitter (@AmGolferBlog) and listen to him on the Club + Resort Talks podcast.

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ROYAL PALM YACHT AND COUNTRY CLUB INC 2425 MAYA PALM DRIVE WEST, BOCA RATON, FL 33432 rpycc.org

Executives listed on filing.

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Robin BlankhorstGENERAL MANAGER/COO50$358,384
Robert AndersonGOLF COURSE SUPERINDENDENT50$182,676
Jaime PicacheCFO50$159,972
Joseph DiprimaEXECUTIVE CHEF50$154,757
Michael ShanleyMEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR50$145,215
Craig WittusDIRECTOR OF TENNIS50$137,823
Andrew McmechanDIRECTOR OF GOLF50$135,440
Dr Sherry KellyGOVERNOR8$0
John HoltzGOVERNOR8$0
Ken FortgangGOVERNOR8$0
Dale GregoryGOVERNOR8$0
Don TaggartTREASURER8$0
Patricia LarkinSECRETARY8$0
W Dennis FergusonREAR COMMODORE8$0
Brad OsborneVICE COMMODORE8$0
Dick WyattCOMMODORE8$0

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