Staff & Pros - OVGC
In order to provide a championship club, Okemo's has gathered an excellent Management Team to be responsible for the direction of the Okemo Valley Golf Club, maintenance of the golf course, and management of the Pro Shop. And, our top-notch Golf Professionals are committed to helping any player - beginner or experienced - improve their game and take it to a new level.
Meet the Okemo Valley Team ...
Michael Santa Maria - PGA Head Golf Professional
Michael's career in the golf business started out as an 11 year old caddie at the Worcester Country Club, sight of the first Ryder Cup, a US Open and a Women's US Open. Over a fifteen year period at Worcester Michael worked his way up through the ranks holding every conceivable job along the way, ball shager, caddie, bagroom boy, then onto Caddie Master/Assistant Professional, at this time Michael became serious about the golf industry and becoming a PGA Golf Professional. Michael moved up to First Assistant Professional for Worcester Country Club, a position he held for three years, during this period Michael earned his PGA Class "A" status. Michael then moved onto to the Nichols Golf Club in Dudley, MA., as the Head Golf Professional for a three year revitalization project, overseeing many facility upgrades. Michael then moved on to the Newport Country Club in Newport, VT., revamped a tournament program, a junior program and energized a teaching program as their Head Golf Professional for the past seven years, before joining the team at Okemo Valley Golf Club, as the Head Golf Professional.
Rodney Williams, GCSA - Head Course Superintendent of the Golf Division
Rodney Williams most recently served as the Head Course Superintendent at Neshobe Golf Course in Brandon, VT and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Stockbridge School of Agriculture Turf Grass Management Program. Rodney's golf course experience includes positions held at Bellows Falls Country Club in VT and the Hartford Golf Club in Hartford, CT.
Rick Doyle - Pro Shop Manager
Rick Doyle is a long time employee of Okemo Mountain Resort. He started teaching skiing at Okemo in 1974 and moved into the Food & Beverage department in 1981. A long time golfer, Rick was a natural to move into a position at Okemo Valley Golf Club. Rick is married with three children and resides in Ludlow. " I feel very fortunate to be in a position where I can work around the two sports I enjoy most."