BOYNE Golf PGA Professionals

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    • bfriedrich@boyneresorts.com
      Bernie Friedrich
      Senior Vice President, Golf Operations and Resort Sales - BOYNE Resorts

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Born in Schondorf, Germany
      • College: Northern Michigan University
      • Years with Boyne: 43
      • Favorite Boyne course: All
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Royal County Downs, Ireland
      • Clubs played: Callaway
      • Community Involvement: Harbor Cup, Manna Food Project, The First Tee, Board member of Michigan Golf Association, Chairman of Michigan PGA Employment Committee
    • jrichter@boyne.com
      Josh Richter
      Director of Golf - BOYNE Resorts

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: St. Charles, MI
      • College: Ferris State University
      • Years with Boyne: 19
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Heather
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Oakland Hill CC
      • Clubs played: TaylorMade
      • Community Involvement: The First Tee of Northern Michigan Board of Directors and Golf Committee Chair, Volunteer at The Manna Food Project
      • Favorite golf memory: Playing Pinehurst #2 on Masters Sunday in 2005 than watching the tournament in the afternoon. 
    • sniezgoda@boyne.com
      Steve Niezgoda
      Head Golf Professional - Bay Harbor Golf Club & Golf Buyer - BOYNE Resorts

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Petoskey, MI
      • College: Ferris State University
      • Years with Boyne: 16
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Alpine
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Mauna Lani - Hawaii
      • Clubs played: Callaway
      • Community Involvement: Raise funds for The Manna Food Project and The First Tee of Northern Michigan through Harbor Cup
      • Favorite golf memory: Passing my PAT and getting my PGA card. 
    • mfay@boyne.com
      Mike Fay
      Director of Player Performance - BOYNE Resorts

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Detroit, MI
      • College: New Mexico State University
      • Years with Boyne: 10
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Heather
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: The Legend at Shanty Creek
      • Clubs played: Titleist
      • Community Involvement: I am highly involved in many growth of the game initiatives. I also currently sit on The First Tee of Northern Michigan's Board of Directors.
    • dmcwhorter@boynehighlands.com
      Dave McWhorter
      Teaching Professional and Master Club Fitter - BOYNE Golf Academy

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Sidney, MI
      • College: Lake Superior State University
      • Years with Boyne: 11
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Heather
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Hidden River Golf and Casting Club
      • Clubs played: TaylorMade
      • Community Involvement: Really enjoy spending time with the Manna Food Project
    • jeff.roth@boyne.com
      Jeff Roth
      PGA Teaching Professional - BOYNE Golf Academy

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Plymouth, MI
      • College: University of Arizona
      • Years with Boyne: 1
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Heather
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Monterey Peninsula Country Club, California
      • Clubs played: NIKE Irons, Titleist Driver/Fairway/Hybrids
      • Career Highlight: National Club Professional Champion 1993, Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, Michigan PGA Hall of Fame, University of Arizona Golf Hall of Fame
      • Favorite golf memory: Champions TOUR event at Pebble Beach in 2009 - my son caddying and my dad in the gallery! Priceless.
    • jdmyers@boynehighlands.com
      John Myers
      Head Golf Professional - Ross Golf Center, Boyne Highlands Resort

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Grove City, OH
      • College: Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC
      • Years with Boyne: 4
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Heather
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Franklin Hills Country Club
      • Clubs played: Callaway
      • Community Involvment: Varsity Girls Golf Coach Petoskey High School
      • Career Highlight: Assistant Golf Professional of the Year, Michigan Section, 2005
    • cpowers@boynemountain.com
      Casey Powers
      Head Golf Professional/Director of Retail - Boyne Mountain Resort

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Muskegon, MI / Traverse City, MI
      • College: Hope College
      • Years with Boyne: 21
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Alpine
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Birchwood Farms
      • Clubs played: Callaway
      • Favorite golf memory: My son Griffin birdying the 18th hole to beat me by a stroke for the first time on The Flamingo course at the Lely Resort in Naples, FL. 
    • dtrudell@boynehighlands.com
      Dave Trudell
      Head Golf Professional - The Heather, Boyne Highlands Resort

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
      • College: Eastern Michigan Univeristy (Hurons)
      • Years with Boyne: 18
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Heather
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Crystal Downs
      • Clubs played: Titlesit - Staff member since 1995
      • Career Highlights: 2007 Michigan Section Merchandiser of the Year - Resort
      • Favorite golf memory: Holing out for an eagle 2 on #2 Eastern Hills Golf Club while playing with my father.  
    • bredmond@boyne.com
      Barry Redmond
      Head Golf Professional - Crooked Tree Golf Club

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Chelsea, MI
      • College: N/A
      • Years with Boyne: 8
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Heather
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Seminole Golf and Country Club in Florida
      • Clubs played: Titleist
      • Career Highlight:  Winning the Michigan Open in 1989, winning Michigan PGA Professionals Championship in 1990 and 1992, competing in PGA Championship in 1994.
      • Favorite Golf Memory: Winning Michigan PGA Professionals Championship in 1992 at Garland where my dad was the pro for 25 years.
    • dturcott@boyne.com
      Dan Turcott
      Events Professional and Real Estate Sales - BOYNE Resorts

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Petoskey, MI
      • College: Central Michigan University
      • Years with Boyne: 35
      • Favorite Boyne course: Toss up between The Heather & The Alpine
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: The Belvedere in Charlevoix
      • Clubs played: TaylorMade
      • Career Highlight: Only person to have played in every Harbor Cup since its inception
      • Favorite golf memory: The most fun I ever had playing golf was when I was part of the Guiness Book of World Records "Fastest Round of Golf" at Boyne Mountain in 2006.  If I remember correctly, our world record time was 7 minutes, 36 seconds. 
    • procha@boyne.com
      Paulo Rocha
      Golf Professional - Bay Harbor Golf Club

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
      • College: Michigan State University
      • Years with Boyne: 21
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Heather
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Crystal Downs
      • Clubs played:  Callaway
      • Favorite Golf Memory:  Pro Shoot-out winner 2018
    • chaz.babin@boyne.com
      Chaz Babin
      Assistant Golf Professional - Bay Harbor Golf Club

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Midland, MI
      • College: Coastal Carolina University
      • Years with Boyne: 3
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Preserve/The Links
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Pawleys Island, SC
      • Clubs played: Titleist
      • Career Highlight: Passing my PGA Playing Ability Test on my first try with my father caddying for me. 
    • corey.may@boynehighlands.com
      Corey May
      Assistant Golf Professional - Ross Golf Center, Boyne Highlands Resort

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Pittsfield, MASS
      • College: Coastal Carolina University
      • Years with Boyne: 7
      • Favorite Boyne course: Sugarloaf Golf Club
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club, New Durham, NH
      • Clubs played: TaylorMade
      • Playing Career Highlight: 4th place in PGA State of Maine Championship, 2015
      • Community Involvement: Instruct junior clinics at Boyne Highlands on Sunday afternoons. 
    • spussehl@boynemountain.com
      Scott Pussehl
      Assistant Golf Professional - Bay Harbor Golf Club

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Freeland, MI
      • College: Ferris State University
      • Years with Boyne: 4
      • Favorite Boyne course: Crooked Tree Golf Club
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Black Lake
      • Clubs played: Callaway Rogue
      • Career Highlight: Drive, Chip, Putt National Contestant 
    • robert.wilson@boynehighlands.com
      Bob Wilson
      Assistant Golf Professional - Donald Ross Memorial, Boyne Highlands Resort

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Harbor Springs, MI
      • College: Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL
      • Years with Boyne: 2
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Heather
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Pinehurst #2 
      • Clubs played: Callaway 
      • Favorite golf memory: There's been so many over the years it would be hard to single one out.