Mark 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.
Brendan 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.
Harry 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:
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
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
2000 Golf Association of Philadelphia names top Junior Award in my name
2010 Recognized for work with juniors by “Women Golfers Give Back Organization”
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.
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.
Carina has been in hospitality business for many years and with Penn Oaks since 2010. She loves her job and it shows. She will listen carefully to your event desires & share ideas with a calm, friendly demeanor. Her reviews on the Knot & Wedding Wire show how dedicated she is in making your event simply perfect! Give her a call she will make sure you are thrilled with your event.
After a career in the legal field Ramona pursed her passion in the Hospitality Industry bringing over 16 years of experience as an Event Planner to Penn Oaks. A graduate of West Chester College and Villanova University her attention to detail and passion for the industry helps her to make the clients day most memorable. Ramona enjoys traveling, the beach and spending time with her daughter, Chandler.
Matt 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.