Golf News for Wednesday, May 28, 2008 | People

Martin Chuck named new PGA Director of Golf/GM at Tetherow

BEND, Ore. -- Tetherow Golf Club recently announced the appointment of Martin Chuck as their new PGA Director of Golf/General Manager. In this role, Chuck will oversee all aspects of golf operations at the David McLay Kidd-designed, Club at Tetherow including member services, golf shop retail activities, memberships sales, guests services, and agronomy.

"Martin has excellent people skills and the ability to make members and their guests feel welcome," says C.A. Roberts, principal of OB Sports Golf Management. "His creative abilities and management style offer the perfect attributes to ensure the success of Tetherow Golf Club."

A member of the Professional Golfers' Association of America, Chuck has over twenty five years of golf experience. Most recently, he was the Director of Golf at the private, ArrowCreek Country Club in Reno, Nevada (2001- 2007). Prior to his experience at ArrowCreek, Chuck was the Director of Golf at Indian Ridge Country Club in Palm Desert, California, (1993-2000) where he served as the host professional of the PGA Tour's Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in 1996. He also gained valuable golf experience at the National Golf Club of Canada, a facility that has been ranked as one of the top golf courses in Canada for over two decades.

An accomplished player as well, Chuck was a member of the Canadian PGA Tour from 1993 - 1994 and also competed on the Nationwide Tour and various mini-tours during same period. While in the Reno-area, he was crowned as Sierra Nevada PGA Stroke Play Champion in 2006. Chuck earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from New Mexico State University, where he was a 4-Year Letterman on the New Mexico State University Golf Team.

"I am truly excited to be appointed as the General Manager/Director of Golf for what will become one of the country's most celebrated resort/private clubs, stated Chuck. "I am truly a golf addict! I have worked in the golf industry for most of my life and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm and passion for the game with Tetherow members and guests" added Chuck.

When not working or competing on the golf course, Chuck enjoys skiing, playing ice hockey and musical pursuits which include playing the saxophone and harmonica. He relocated to the Bend area with his wife, Stacey and his one year old daughter, Sami.

While Tetherow develops into the region's premier "stay and play" resort/private facilities, golfers may access the course while the resort is under development.

For more information on Tetherow Golf Club or for inquires related to the limited guest play offerings at Tetherow, email mchuck@tetherow.com or call: 541-389-5857

About Tetherow
Located seven minutes from downtown Bend, Tetherow is Bend's new golf resort community. The community meanders over 700 acres of stunning high desert terrain and includes 379 homesites, ranging in price from mid $300s to the mid-$700s with acreage of 1/3 acre to over an acre. Tetherow boasts a striking 18-hole private resort golf course managed by Scottsdale-based OB Sports and designed by award winning architect David McLay Kidd (whose recent designs include Bandon Dunes and the Castle Course, the seventh course at St. Andrews, Scotland). Other amenities at Tetherow will include a members' clubhouse, the Tetherow Golf Academy, restaurant and open space for outdoor pursuits. For more information on the Tetherow community, view their website at www.tetherow.com or call toll free at: 866 -234-4848

About OB Sports Golf Management
Tetherow Golf Club is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success. OB Sports currently manages 30 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States and Mexico. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information on OB Sports, visit www.obsports.com or call (480) 948-1300.

Media Contact:
C.A. Roberts (OB) - caroberts@obsports.com
(480) 776-8102