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By Larry Levow, PGA
 
THE WHOLE GAME GOLF SCHOOL at
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Résumé
Lawrence N. Levow
PGA Professional

O  B  J  E  C  T  I  V  E

To use my expert abilities as a PGA Golf Professional at a quality golf facility in the areas of Teaching, Tournaments, Merchandising, Budgeting, Team Building, and Playing. To achieve the status of Master PGA Golf Professional.

P  R  O  F  E  S  S  I  O  N  A  L    S  T  A  N  D  I  N  G

Class A Member of the PGA of America.
South East Chapter Membership Committee in the South Florida Section of the PGA for 5 years—Chairman for 1997 & 1998

Q  U  A  L  I  F  I  C  A  T  I  O  N  S

More than 25 years of teaching golf professionally in large and small environments. 10 years of Tournament Operations, Merchandising, Budgeting, and Staff Management in Public, Private, Corporate, Developer, and Resort environments.  I have an energetic people- and service-oriented attitude that helped to win national awards, create financially strong growing facilities, and exceptional customer service.

W  O  R  K    H  I  S  T  O  R  Y

Golf Synergy Inc. Delray Bch. FL Sept. 2002 to present.
Business Owner, Teacher and Club Fitter.

Director of Golf Instruction at the Dade County owned Country Club of Miami.  Instructor for The PGA Of America at the PGA Learning Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and the Toski Batersby Golf Learning Center in Pompano, Florida.

Opened sales area for Eagle Flight Golf in South Florida.  The company started out with two clubs supporting the product in the fall of 2002 and now has over 200.  Introduced and sold to Clubs and Members a unique club and shaft fitting system.  The system determines exact shaft flex (shaft loading & unloading points) for the individual golfer which increases power, accuracy, and ability to maintain rhythm club to club and swing to swing. 

Dave Pelz Golf  Austin TX, Boca Raton FL April, 1999 to Sept., 2002 Short Game Golf Schools & Clinics.  Instructor,  (Senior Instructor Ty Waldron, Successor Trent Reeves)

As a fully trained instructor of all aspects of the Dave Pelz scoring game technique, I teach the short game as designed by Dave Pelz in a 3-Day Golf School and 1-Day Clinic environment.  Travel across the country teaching Scoring Game Clinics and Schools. Most of the clientele is very affluent and has included Heads of State and Media Personalities as well as top PGA, LPGA, European PGA, and Mini Tour Players.  Duties:  Set up each Clinic or School with the unique Pelz guidelines in a School or Clinic structure.  Give precise presentations of up to 8 per day an hour in length to school and clinic groups.  Assist senior instructor with administrative and training duties at School and Clinic sights.  Give “One-on-One Instruction” to Pelz Alumni.

KSL Fairways  Wellington C.C. 1998  Wellington FL, 36 Hole Private Club.
Head PGA Golf Professional, (General Manager Tony Cianci then Kevin Perkins)

Restructured and revitalized the golf operation. Created new standards in service philosophy and environment.  Renovated the Golf Shop, Golf Bag Storage, and Cart Storage areas.  Took part in replacement and then prepared the facility for a new fleet of golf cars. Recreated Men’s and Ladies' Member Guest Tournaments and Men’s Club Championship.  Revitalized Golf Shop Inventory.  Responsible for, but not limited to, the Golf Operation budget, Tee times, Collection and Reporting of Revenue, Controlling of Expenses, Staff Scheduling, and Outside Service Staff as well as an Instruction Program that included a Monthly Free Clinic, Weekly Free Ladies Clinic,  and Jr. Clinic.  Contracting outside events.  Member events including preparation for Men’s Women’s and Senior association weekly events.  Administered the Sumner handicap and tournament computer system.  Created the monthly golf events calendar and golf tip.  Coordinated activities with the Men’s and Women’s Golf Committees, Food and Beverage, Membership, and Maintenance departments.

Boca Raton Resort and Club 1996  Boca Raton FL, Private Resort  and Club.
Head PGA Golf Professional, (Bob Coman Director of Golf).

Responsible for all resort golf operations at four separate courses.  Operations included tournament set up for group and member events, preconvention preparation and coordination with many departments including sales, convention service and setup, room reservations, maintenance, security, engineering, transportation, guest services (front desk bellman valet), and accounting. Handled computerized scheduling for complete golf staff of 20-25 people. Used CGS Tee Time Management and Sumner Tournament Management systems.  Ordered hard goods for two golf shops that grossed three million dollars in annual revenue.  Largest organized event:  Coopers and Lybrand, 600-player shot gun.  Largest volume day:  six events on four courses, moved 1000 players and their equipment.

St. Lucie County Fairwinds Golf Course 1991-1996   Fort Pierce FL,
18 Hole Public Facility, Head PGA Golf Professional, (General Manager Mark Cammarene then Ron Alex)

Built by Jim Fazio.  Course produced an in season average round count of 7,000 and a monthly average revenue of $170,000.  In its first two seasons, the facility won the Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties.  It was nominated to a list of top twenty new public golf courses in Golf Digest Magazine, won best new public facility from the National Golf Foundation for 1993, received the Grand Award, one of seven given nation wide for engineering excellence, and was the feature article and Centerfold Golf course for first quarter USGA Magazine in 1996.

Supervised the golf course while under construction on through to include the operational phase.  Consulted and advised the General Manager on all opening and operational matters, including: irrigation, grow-in maintenance equipment purchases, hiring of employees, computer system, budget, business plan and rate structure; golf shop purchase and floor plan; acquisition of licenses; setting up the chart of accounts, administering the grand opening tournament and all golf tournament operations; and the setup of advertising and media releases.  Directed all golf service staff—i.e. starters and rangers, bag service personnel, cart maintenance, golf shop staff, and practice range staff. Performed golf instruction activities including the design building and a complete teaching and practice facility 360 yards long x 150 yards wide, as well as the Jr. program.  Created the 2-Day Fairwinds Golf School, the private lesson program with three instructors, clinics for beginners, ladies, men, and juniors as well as golf club demonstration days.  Worked with a team of county and government officials to create a new and growing quality golf operation.

Savanna Club Golf Course 1988-1991  Port St. Lucie FL Semi-Private 18 Hole Executive Manufactured Home Community. Head PGA Professional then General Manager, (Reported to Dan Pesant then to the Project Manager)

Opened, initiated, and organized the golf operation including, but not limited to, tournaments, handicap system, and golf cart lease.  Responsible for the hiring and supervising of all golf staff.  Related and integrated membership, accounting, and maintenance departments with the golf operation.  Created and managed a successful plan to reduce the deficit from $196,000 in 1990 to a break-even point in 1991.  In January of 1990, the net loss for Savanna Club Golf Course was $7,000.  In January of 1991, the net profit was $44,000. The total turn-around for the club in January 1991 was $51,000.  Designed a temporary then permanent cart storage and golf shop facility as part of a total 25,000 square foot country club project.  Managed the Savanna Club Beginner Golfers Program, the Savanna Club Golf School, and three private instructors.  These golf instruction programs educated hundreds of golfers each year.  Worked with a team of park directors, golf committee members and developer to enhance and produce an excellent golfing environment.

G  O  L  F    E  X  P  E  R  I  E  N  C  E

Worked with Bob Toski Since 1977.
Golf Writer Port St. Lucie News, PSL., FL
LNL Sports Mgmt., Corporate Events, Miami FL
Stratton Mountain Golf Academy, Stratton Mt., VT
Doral Hotel and Country Club, Miami, FL
Kendale Lakes Country Club, Miami, FL
Golf Digest Instruction School, Boca Raton, FL
YMCA, Boca Raton, FL
Wollaston Golf Club, Wollaston MA

A  W  A  R  D  S  &  P  L  A  Y  I  N  G    A  C  C  O  M  P  L  I  S  H  M  E  N  T  S

1995 Spalding Home Pro Award.  One of 50 given in the U.S. each year.
1993 Finished top ten in the Section Doral Open Qualifier
1990 Florida Open - Low Qualifier, Cypress Links Country Club, Jupiter, Florida

C  O  M  P  U  T  E  R     S  K  I  L  L  S

Excellent working knowledge of the following software applications:
Basic Web Site Creation
CGS & DMS Point of Sale Systems.
USGA Handicap System
Sumner Tournament Program & Handicap System
CGS Tee Time Management & Handicap System
Quatro Pro, Lotus and Microsoft Works Electronic Spread Sheets
Word, Word Perfect, and Microsoft Works Word Processing
Standard Time, Time Boss, and Time Card Edits
Print Shop Graphics
The Internet and SBC Yahoo Online Service

E  D  U  C  A  T  I  O  N

PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit 2002
PGA Seminar:  Golf Course Design and Development Speakers:

  • Alice Dye
  • Arthur Hills
  • Tom Fazio
  • Steve Smyers
  • Jim Applegate
  •  National Golf Foundation
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association.

PGA Seminar:  Creating a Web site:  Speakers:  PGA.COM staff
Fred Pryor Seminar:  How to Supervise People.
PGA Seminar: 

  • Marketing Your Club and Practical Turfgrass Management. 
    (Marty Kavanaugh and Bruce Williams Speakers)

PGA Advanced Training Program for Class A PGA Members
PGA Seminar:  Rules of Golf, 1995 Sam Schmidt, 1999 Larry Startzel Speaker
PGA Seminar:  Basic Calligraphy, Joyce Kennedy Speaker
PGA Seminars, Teaching:  1995, Qualities of the Model Swing; 1998, Teaching The Game with Hank Haney
PGA Seminar:  Demands of Leadership, Jack W. Kane, Speaker
PGA School I & II
College of Boca Raton, Boca Raton, Florida:

  • Associate of Business Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Club Management
  • Deans List Award

R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 

Bob Toski
20914 Hamaca Court
Boca Raton, Florida 33433
Telephone:
Home (561 483-7299

Dan Pesant, Director of Golf
Village Golf Club
122 Country Club Drive
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Telephone:
Work (561) 793-1400
Home (561) 649-6471

Dave Duncan, Head PGA Golf Professional
PGA National Resort and Spa
1000 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Telephone:
Work (561) 627-1800
Home (561 776-0705

Rob Young, PGA Director of Golf
Abacoa Golf Club
Abacoa Golf Club
105 Barbados Drive
Jupiter, FL 33476
Telephone:
Work (561) 622-0036 ext. 305
Home (561) 627-0861

Fairwinds Golf Course
Mark Cammarene, Director of Golf
Point West

4445 A1A, Suite 250
Vero Bch. FL 32963
Work (772) 794-2904
Home, (772) 220-0661

Boca Raton Resort
Bob Coman, Director of Golf
Boca Raton Resort

501 East Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Work (561) 447-3099

Wellington Country Club
Tony Cianci, General Manager

7916 Winnwood Drive
Clinton MD 20735
Work (717) 747-9663
Home (301) 520-7560



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