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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Shackamaxon Names David Elliott Director of Golf

Shackamaxon Country Club announces that David Elliott has been named director of golf. Shackamaxon, located about thirty minutes from New York city in Union County, NJ, features an 18-hole A.W. Tillinghast designed golf course that boasts the architect’s first-ever island green.

Elliott joins an award-winning golf department that includes Head Golf Professional Joe Bush, voted one of the Garden State’s top-ten “Favorite Teaching Pros—Private” by the readers of Golfstyles New Jersey magazine,  and Assistant Golf Professional Jay Orsino.  Since being purchased by an affiliate of RDC Golf Group in December of 2011, Shackamaxon’s golf membership has more than doubled in size and new programs, clinics and tournaments are being introduced every season.

Elliott comes to Shackamaxon with nearly 20 years of experience in the golf course operations industry. A Class “A” member of the PGA, Elliott was named the 2004 Philadelphia PGA Section Merchandiser of the Year—Private Facility.  Most recently, Elliott served as the head golf professional for both Miry Run Country Club (Trenton, N.J.) and Wedgewood Country Club (Turnersville, N.J.) where he supervised a combined staff of nearly 46 and directed golf course operations, instructional programs and merchandising.  Throughout his career, Elliott has mentored many successful golf instructors who have gone on to become successful head pros at Augusta National Golf Club, Yardley Country Club, The Ridge at Back Brook and more.

At Shackamaxon, Elliott will oversee the club’s golf operation including:  managing set-up and operations for outings, special events and tournaments as well as purchasing for the club’s full service golf shop. Additionally, Elliott will grow the club’s golf instructional program and camps with Head Golf Professional Joe Bush and enhance member relations and customer service.

 “Dave Elliott shares our vision for providing a first-class, value-filled golf program for members and guests of all ages and abilities,” said Shackamaxon Country Club co-owner Christopher Schiavone. “His experience, knowledge and expertise will be tremendous assets to our club as we continue to grow and prosper.”

Elliott is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in Marketing and Finance. He currently resides in Doylestown, Pa. with his fiancé Lisa and their five children.

Among many other books, Dave Donelson is the author of Weird Golf: 18 tales of fantastic, horrific, scientifically impossible, and morally reprehensible golf

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