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Our PGA Professionals

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Whether you're looking to compete at a high level, or just waiting to have more fun on the golf course, let the professionals at the BOYNE Golf Academy help you reach your goals.

    • jrichter@boyneresorts.com

      Josh Richter

      President of Club Operations & Senior Vice President of Golf Operations - BOYNE Resorts

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: St. Charles, MI
      • College: Ferris State University
      • Years with Boyne: 22
      • 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 then watching the tournament in the afternoon. 
    • cpowers@boyne.com

      Casey Powers

      Director of Golf - BOYNE Resorts

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Muskegon, MI / Traverse City, MI
      • College: Hope College
      • Years with Boyne: 24
      • 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. 
    • joseph.charles@highlandsharborsprings.com

      Joe Charles

      Director of Instruction - BOYNE Golf Academy

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
      • College: Ferris State University
      • Years with Boyne: 2
      • Favorite Boyne course: To be determined!
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Seminole Golf Club, Juno Beach, FL
      • Clubs played: Callaway
      • Community Involvement: PGA Junior League Coach, Gaylord HS Volunteer Golf Coach, School Program Teaching in off season, partnered with First Tee and GAJUGA to host junior golf clinics
      • Favorite Golf Memory: Playing golf with Jack Nicklaus and actually getting the ball air-born in front of him
    • mchumbler@boyne.com

      Mike Chumbler

      President and General Manager - The Highlands

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Bad Axe, MI
      • College: Ferris State University
      • Years with Boyne: 27
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Heather
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Cypress Point
      • Clubs played: Callaway
      • Community Involvement: Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Founding Board Member for The First Tee of Northern Michigan
      • Career Highlight: Bill Strausbaugh Award, Michigan Section 2009
      • Favorite golf memory: Hole-in-one on Cypress Point
    • bfriedrich@boyneresorts.com

      Bernie Friedrich

      Director of Golf Course Renovations & Development -BOYNE Resorts

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Born in Schondorf, Germany
      • College: Northern Michigan University
      • Years with Boyne: 46
      • 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
    • spussehl@boyne.com

      Scott Pussehl

      Tournament Director - BOYNE Golf

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Freeland, MI
      • College: Ferris State University
      • Years with Boyne: 5
      • Favorite Boyne course: Crooked Tree Golf Club
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Cornerstone Golf Club
      • Clubs played: Callaway
      • Favorite golf memory: Not one specific memory, but getting to play golf with friends and family is always the best
    • 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: 19
      • 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. 
    • jdmyers@highlandsharborsprings.com

      John Myers

      Head Golf Professional - Ross Golf Center, The Highlands

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Grove City, OH
      • College: Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC
      • Years with Boyne: 7
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Heather
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Franklin Hills Country Club
      • Clubs played: Callaway
      • Community Involvement: Varsity Girls Golf Coach Petoskey High School
      • Career Highlight: Assistant Golf Professional of the Year, Michigan Section, 2005
    • dtrudell@highlandsharborsprings.com

      Dave Trudell

      Head Golf Professional - The Heather, The Highlands

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
      • College: Eastern Michigan Univeristy (Hurons)
      • Years with Boyne: 21
      • 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.  
    • zach.zondlo@boynemountain.com

      Zach Zondlo

      Head Golf Professional - Boyne Mountain Resort

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Knoxville, TN
      • College: Coastal Carolina University
      • Years with Boyne: 7
      • Favorite Boyne course: Sugarloaf Golf Club
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Wade Hampton Golf Club
      • Clubs played: Callaway 
      • Favorite golf memory: Learning the game with my grandfather.
    • corey.may@innatbayharbor.com

      Corey May

      Head Golf Professional - Crooked Tree Golf Club

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Pittsfield, MASS
      • College: Coastal Carolina University
      • Years with Boyne: 10
      • 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 The Highlands on Sunday afternoons. 
    • dmcwhorter@boyne.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: 14
      • 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@highlandsharborsprings.com

      Jeff Roth

      PGA Teaching Professional - BOYNE Golf Academy

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Plymouth, MI
      • College: University of Arizona
      • Years with Boyne: 4
      • 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.
    • brian.jakeway@innatbayharbor.com

      Brian Jakeway

      Golf Professional - Bay Harbor Golf Club

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Petoskey, MI
      • College: Golf Academy of America & NCMC
      • Years with Boyne: 1
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Alpine
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Birchwood Farms G&CC
      • Clubs played:  TaylorMade
      • Favorite Golf Memory:  Winning high school invitational at home senior year and having my dad caddie for me in the Michigan Open.
    • brandon.brown@highlandsharborsprings.com

      Brandon Brown

      Golf Professional - The Heather

      Brandon Brown

      • Hometown: Hemlock, MI
      • College: Ferris State University
      • Years with Boyne: 3
      • Favorite Boyne course: The Heather
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: Saginaw Country Club
      • Clubs played: Callaway
      • Favorite golf memory: When I made my first hole-in-one in my sophomore year of high school during a county tournament.
    • robert.wilson@highlandsharborsprings.com

      Bob Wilson

      Assistant Golf Professional - Donald Ross Memorial, The Highlands

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Harbor Springs, MI
      • College: Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL
      • Years with Boyne: 4
      • 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. 
    • indiana.jones@boynemountain.com

      Indiana Jones

      Assistant Golf Professional - Boyne Mountain Resort

      BOYNE Golf PGA Professional

      • Hometown: Seattle, Washington
      • College: Ithaca College
      • Years with Boyne: 5
      • Favorite Boyne course: Sugarloaf Golf Club
      • Favorite non-Boyne course: The Old Course 
      • Favorite golf memory: Spending two weeks in Scotland representing Team USA  and competing against multiple countries. My best memory from the trip was playing The Old Course on one of our days off. Playing the 18th hole at this course is unlike any other experience you will have in golf.