Golf News for Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | People

Dennis Mallon named new General Manager at Dutchess Golf Club in New York

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Affiniti Golf Partners has named Dennis Mallon as general manager for Dutchess Golf Club, according to Affiniti founding partner, Whitney Crouse.

Mallon comes to Dutchess Golf Club from another Affiniti Golf-managed property, the 36-hole Alpharetta Athletic Club located in north Atlanta, Ga. While in Atlanta, Mallon also served as director of business development for Affiniti.

Prior to Alpharetta Athletic Club, Mallon was general manager and chief operating officer at the prestigious Millbrook Golf & Tennis Club in Dutchess County. He previously was general manager and COO of the Oldfield Club on Long Island.

An eight-year Marine Corps veteran, Mallon is a CMAA Certified Club Manager. He also is a former member of the Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce and former vice president of the Millbrook Business Association.

Said Crouse, "We really are thrilled that Dutchess will have at the helm a man of such impeccable credentials, thorough knowledge of the local community and great passion for country club operations. Dennis is the perfect match for Dutchess, and we're expecting great things for the coming season and beyond."

Established in 1897 and located 80 miles north of New York City on the east bank of the Hudson River, Dutchess Golf Club is one of the very first golf courses in the country. It began life as a nine-hole course designed by the club members. A second nine holes was added in 1924 by the members and architect Devereux Emmet, who also designed the original Congressional Country Club course near Washington, D.C., and the Green Course at Bethpage State Park.

For further information about membership opportunities at Dutchess Golf & Country Club contact the club at 845-452-3110.

About Affiniti Golf Partners
Affiniti Golf Partners, LLC, is an Atlanta-based golf management company, whose partners and principals have broad experience building, owning, and operating 70-plus clubs across the United States. The company currently manages 24 golf properties, with more than 1,400 employees. Affiniti Golf brings expertise to all aspects of golf and country club community functions, including golf operations, merchandising, advertising and public relations, membership sales, food and beverage, construction, maintenance, finance, administration and real estate sales. It also has its own proprietary training division, Affiniti Universiti, which leads company members forward in their personal and professional development. For more information contact Affiniti Golf Partners at 678-679-0523 or visit online at

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