Experience Extraordinary Golfing, Dining and Events

Our professional staff includes a PGA Master professional golfer as the Director of Golf and PGA Head Golf Professional. Aside from having the opportunity to get expert lessons, we have a PGA Assistant Golf Professional who also offers private and group lessons for any skill level, from beginner to advanced. Several of our PGA golf professionals are seasoned pros that have earned awards for their role in kids’ golf and junior golf programs.

On the event side, our supervisors and event coordinators are simply the best. Let us collaborate with you to bring your beautiful wedding dreams to life, or to pull off the most exquisite corporate gathering. Penn Oaks is a well-rounded facility with a dedicated staff that makes the difference. Come to know us and we welcome the chance to know you, too!

GENERAL STAFF

Steve DiMarcoManaging Director

Harry Hammond

PGA Director of GolfHarry Hammond served as Director of Golf at Whitford Country Club from1969-2007. In 2005, he had the opportunity to join a group of business men in purchasing Penn Oaks Golf Club where he serves as a partner and their Director of Golf. Teaching the game to our young men and women has been a passion for Harry and he has had over 40 of them selected to play college golf. The junior program at Penn Oaks has grown every year and now includes over eighty children learning to play. He also enjoys working with adults to insure they gain the maximum enjoyment from the game.

Harry serves as a member of the PGA of America’s National “Growth of the Game” committee. He is a fifty year member of the Philadelphia Section PGA of America and serves as President of their foundation as well as a member of the junior golf committee.

Honors received by Harry include:

National:

PGA of America: 2012 William Strausbaugh Award

PGA of America: 1999 Junior Golf Leader Award
US Kids Golf: 2012 Master Teacher award
US Kids Golf: 2005, 2009, 2011 Top 50 Teachers

Philadelphia Section:

2005, 2009 William Strausbaugh Award
1992,1993,1996,1998 Junior Golf Leader Award
1991 Professional of the Year Award
2001 Elected to Section Hall of Fame

Other:

2000 Golf Association of Philadelphia names top Junior Award in my name
2010 Recognized for work with juniors by “Women Golfers Give Back Organization”

Phone: (610) 399-8898
Email: harry@pennoaksgolfclub.com

Dawn Claffey
Director of EventsDawn has been with Penn Oaks for over 15 years. Her experience, outgoingness, and eye for detail make her the perfect person to plan and coordinate you special occasion, birthday, anniversary, or the day of your dreams. Dawn ensures that your guests will praise your special event for years to come. Dawn is the mother of three wonderful children and the proud grandmother of four.

Mark Williams
Golf Course SuperintendentMark is a graduate of Penn State University where he focused on turf grass management. He has been in the industry since 1982, spending extensive time at Wilmington, Bidderman, and Oakmont Country Clubs. And has been with Penn Oaks since 1991.

Helene Kolanko
ControllerHelene received her BBA in Accounting from Temple University. After working with Arthur Anderson for multiple years, Helene began working for more private industries and had been with Penn Oaks since 2005.

Brendan Murray
Director of Marketing & Technology CoordinatorBrendan graduated from West Chester University where he received a degree in business management. He has worked in numerous fields such as marketing, sales, and technology. Brendan has a passion and a goal for integrating the newest technology into the golf industry.

Vinny Corpora
Project ManagerVinny graduated from Neumann University with a degree in sports medicine/strength and conditioning and has been on the Penn Oaks team for 6 years. Vinny currently serves as the club’s project manager. Vinny strives to bring a smile to our guests everyday with his amicable personality.

 

GOLF STAFF

Jesse Hallet
PGA Head Golf ProfessionalJesse has been serving as the Head Golf Professional of Penn Oaks Golf Club for over 6 years. He enjoys all aspects of the golf industry, but especially teaching. His dedication to growing the junior golf program at Penn Oaks earned him the honor of 2012 U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 teachers in the country.

Tom Koenig
PGA Assistant Golf ProfessionalThomas is a product of Penn State University’s PGA Golf Management program. Prior to Penn Oaks, Tom was an Assistant Professional at The Country Club of Waterbury in Connecticut. In 2011, Thomas became a member of the PGA. In 2012, Thomas became a certified U.S. Kids Golf Instructor and member of the Positive Coaching Alliance. He was also awarded U.S. Kids Top 50 Honorable Mention Teachers in the country. Tom is a certified Titleist Fitting Works club fitter.

Susan Hari-Sistrand
Golf Shop AssociateSusan has been with Penn Oaks since 2007. Susan has a background in the Hospitality Industry with a focus in Sales and Marketing, which is reflected in her years spent with various Hotel Brands. Susan makes for a great golf gear buying experience and always has the Pro-Shop stocked with both traditional and contemporary golf styles.

 

WEDDING & BANQUET STAFF

Carina Hernandez
Event Coordinator Carina has extensive experience in the hospitality industry. She is Bilingual and has been with Penn Oaks for several years.

Sarah Czarnomski
Event Coordinator Sarah graduated from Cabrini University, where she studied Communications. Her infectious smile and warm personality will make you feel like you are part of the Penn Oaks family. She has previous experience working with the Walt Disney Company. She goes above and beyond to ensure your event is one of a kind.

Lisa Brewster
Banquet ManagerLisa has been with Penn Oaks since 2006. Working closely with the event coordinators, Lisa ensures that your special event exceed any and all expectations, making your day Simply Perfect.

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT

Matthew Hamersky
Executive Head ChefMatt attended the Academy of Culinary Arts in Atlantic County, NJ and has been in the culinary industry for more than eighteen years. Matt has prepared foods for various recognizable CEO’s and Celebrities alike. In his ten years with Penn Oaks, he has continued to create new and exciting menus for members and banquet patrons. Let Matt make the flavors of your special events, ones to savor.

Bob Carpenter
Food and Beverage DirectorIn his 30 years of restaurant experience and traveling abroad to countries in Europe, Asia, and South America with the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale, Bob has developed his ear for perfect pitch as well as taste for the perfect palate. Pairing wine with food has always been one of his passions and creating varied social events for the membership keeps the activities at Penn Oaks fresh and exciting.

Andrew Cook
Beverage ManagerAndrew has been an Authentic Bartending Graduate since 2002 and has been with Penn Oaks for 5 years. By working closely with the Food and Beverage Director, Penn Oaks is constantly rotating its wine, spirits, and beer selections.