RBH Golf

Experience

Business Experience Overview

  • Management - golf courses, clubhouse/event spaces, pro shops (1993-2011), golf retail (2012-2014).

  • Sales & Service - golf pro shops & retail (1993-2014), life insurance (2004-2006), auto industry (2015-present).

  • Events Producer & Fundraiser - 1993-2008 (15 years)

  • Accounting/Bookkeeping - trucking firm (1989-1991), golf courses and pro shops (1993-2011).

Professional Golfer

2006-2014

  • Sunbelt Senior Tour

  • Florida Professional Golf Tour

  • UGGOA Tour

  • European Senior Tour (Q School)

  • PGA Champions Tour (Q School)


Participated in over 40 professional tournaments. Selected professional tournament finishes include:

  • Big Gator Invitational (Gainesville, FL) - 3rd place finish (money list)

  • Oak Island Invitational (Oak Island, NC) - 4th place finish (money list)

  • Yellowhammer Open (Cullman, AL) - 5th place finish (money list)

  • Callahan Shoot-Out (Waleska, GA) - 6th place finish (money list)

  • Mount Pleasant Country Club Invitational (Mount Pleasant, TX) - 6th place finish (money list)


Amateur Competitor

1974-2005

Won over 100 amateur tournaments, including:

  • Seventeen-time winner, Haileybury Golf Club Championship (Haileybury, Ontario)

  • Eight-time winner, Jim Sargent Civic Weekend Invitational (New Liskeard, Ontario)

  • Seven-time winner, Haileybury Early Bird Better Ball Champion (Haileybury, Ontario)

  • Five-time winner, Northern Golf Association Championship (Northern Ontario)

  • Four-time winner, Idylwylde Match Play Invitational (Sudbury, Ontario)

  • Four-time winner, Kirkland Lake Labour Day Invitational (Kirkland Lake, Ontario)

  • Two-time winner, Herald-Tribune Four-County Amateur Championship (Sarasota, FL)

  • Two-time winner, Noranda Invitational (Noranda, Quebec)

  • Two-time winner, Spruce Needles Scramble (Timmins, Ontario)

  • Winner, North Bay Invitational (North Bay, Ontario)

  • Winner, Norman Jay Smith Invitational (York Downs, Ontario)

  • Winner, Sarah Invitational (Etobicoke, Ontario)

  • Winner as Individual Champion, Frogs Breath Invitational (Twin Lakes, Ontario)

  • Winner as Team Champion, Frogs Breath Invitational (Twin Lakes, Ontario)

  • Winner, MCTV Invitational (Garson, Ontario)

  • Winner, Lively Invitational (Lively, Ontario)

  • Winner, Colourama Better Ball Championship (Huntsville, Ontario)

  • and many more

Golf Course Management

General Manager and Head Pro

New Liskeard Golf Club (New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada)

2009-2011

In charge of all facets of daily operations of this 18-hole course. Managed 20 employees.

Pro Shop Management Highlights & Revenue Increase

  • Quadrupled revenue in first year of managing the pro shop. Increased equipment and other inventory sales (golf clubs, golf balls, clothing, etc.) from $26,000 (previous year gross, under previous management) to over $100,000 gross.

  • Designed and oversaw renovation of Pro Shop and Office.

  • Conducted retail sales, performed club repair and custom fittings.

  • Held major manufacturer DEMO days with PING, Adams golf, Callaway (Tour Van) and Cobra. Revenue impact: $5,000 in sales per DEMO day.

  • Installed and maintained RCGA handicap software.

  • Conducted retail sales, performed club repair and custom fittings.

Marketing/PR

  • Liaison between club and local business community for fund raising and donations.

Financials

  • Responsible for authorizing payments and verification of invoices.

  • Audited financial statements for governing board.

General Manager

Haileybury Golf Club (Haileybury, Ontario, Canada)

1994-2003

In charge of all facets of daily operations of this 9-hole course. Managed 16 employees.

Financials & Increased Revenue

  • Changed cart fleet usage policy from private carts to 24 club-owned carts. This tripled the average annual cart revenue from $600 per cart to $1800 per cart. (Former members with private carts grandfathered in.)

  • Increased revenue stream each year, from $180,000 annual gross to over half a million dollars annual gross. Annual revenue tripled during tenure (numbers reflect increases in both membership and pro shop sales).

  • In charge of all financials: Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Invoicing/Billing, prep of Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Statements. Prepared financial statements for governing board.

  • Converted bookkeeping/accounting system from Accpac to QuickBooks.

Coaching

Private Golf Coach, 1994-2014

Coached numerous golfers - adults and children, amateurs and professionals, in individual personalized instruction and group lessons.


New Liskeard Club

  • Developed junior golf program to introduce golf to area school children.

  • Hosted Northern Ontario High School golf tournament.

  • Taught free clinics for new and beginning members.


Haileybury Club

  • Coached one student to All American status, and one to All-Conference Status.

  • A former student of Mr. Helbig (Natalie Desjardins, All-Conference Status) is now the Head Coach for Women’s Golf at Long Island University, New York.

Retail Sales

RBH Golf

Owner/Manager of Pro Shop at Haileybury Golf Club, 1994-2003

Manager of Pro Shop at New Liskeard Golf Club, 2009-2011

Conducted retail sales, performed club repair and custom fittings.


Edwin Watts Golf Shop

Assistant Manager, 2013-2014 (Mobile, AL)

Second highest grossing sales associate.

Events Producer & Charity Fundraiser

Frogs Breath Annual Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament

For 6 years, produced this large pro-am tournament, and functioned as liaison between the Frogs Breath Committee and PGA Tour Canada. Tournament raised over $7 million in 6 years. Proceeds funded local projects such as:

    • New CAT-scan machine for local hospital.

    • New wing at a senior citizen’s home.

    • Renovations to local golf courses.

    • Renovations to a hockey arena.

    • Renovations for a downhill ski club.

Amateur Tournaments at New Liskeard and Haileybury Golf Courses

Produced over 600 amateur golf tournaments (over 40 tournaments per year, over a 15 year period), many for charitable causes such as Victims in Crisis Assistance, the Cancer Society and others.