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2016 Season Starts With New Leadership at 13 Golf Courses

With over a hundred golf courses in Utah it is a far gone conclusion that there will be some changes at the head pro position at some of the golf courses and 2016 is no exception to that rule. Head professionals who retired after last year included Ron Branca at The Country Club, Mack Christensen at Forest Dale, Kean Ridd at East Bay, and Guy Lester at River Oaks.

For the first time in history the golf season begins with fewer golf courses than the previous year. The closure of Wingpointe along with no new courses coming on line caused this first ever decline in number of courses.

Golfers will find new head professionals at:

Cove View- Todd Mullen (moved from Sunset View)

Millsite- Chris Abegglen (moved from Cove View middle of last year)

East Bay- Brett Watson (moved up when Kean Ridd retired)

Forest Dale- Lynn Landgren (moved from Wingpointe, Mack Christensen retired)

Oquirrh Hills- Cody Lopez (replaced Christian Scott who purchased Golf in the Round)

Palisade- Jordan VanOrman (replaced Casey Fowles who moved to Sunset View)

Park City- Vaughn Robinson, course manager (Greg Sanchez moved to city offices)

Park Meadows- Shawn Goben, GM, (Pro to be hired) (Bobby Trunzo moved to Arizona)

River Oaks- Mitch Stone, Director or Golf; Matthew High, head pro (Guy Lester retired)

Roosevelt- Aaron Brown (moved from Spanish Oaks) (Darci Olsen moved to Hidden Valley CC)

Sunset View- Casey Fowles (moved from Palisade)

The Country Club- Bill Blackett (replaced retiring Ron Branca)

Toana Vista- Matt Nadeau (replaced Mike Propp who moved out of state)