Golf News for Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | Courses

Turning Stone Resort Casino in New York hires two golf professionals

ONEIDA NATION HOMELANDS, N.Y. -- Turning Stone Resort Casino -- with three golf courses recently honored by GolfWeek Magazine -- announces the hiring of two new golf professionals.

Eric Lorenzetti, PGA, the new head golf professional, comes from Geneva National Resort Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where he worked for 10 years, most recently as head professional at the resort's Members' Club. At Turning Stone, Lorenzetti will be responsible for the daily operations of all five courses -- Shenendoah, Kaluhyat, Atunyhote, Pleasant Knolls, and Sandstone Hollow -- as well as the Golf Dome and Golf Superstore.

By coming to central New York, Lorenzetti is returning home. He is a native of nearby Seneca Falls, where he began playing golf more than 30 years ago. Besides directing all facets of the golf operations, Lorenzetti plans to continue giving golf lessons. His teaching philosophy is to make the process fun, simple, and painless.

Also joining the golf staff is assistant golf professional James Weaver, who has been in the industry for more than 10 years as general manager, head professional, instructor, and tournament manager at clubs in Nebraska, Ohio, and Georgia. At Turning Stone, his principle responsibilities will be overseeing daily operations at the Golf Dome and Golf Superstore at Sportsplex, while assisting at The Academy of Golf.

A left-handed PGA Professional, Weaver wants to reach out to more golfers playing from the "other side." He is passionate about teaching and bringing new people -- right-handed and left-handed -- to the game.

Turning Stone Resort Casino has recently received a number of golf honors. Besides the three 18-hole layouts -- Atunyote, Kaluhyat, and Shenendoah -- being named to Golfweek's "Top 40 Best Casino Courses" list, the property has been recognized by Golf World as among its "Best Golf Resorts" and "Best Casino Courses"; by Golf Magazine as a "Premier Resort"; and by Golf Odyssey as one of the "World's Best Golf Destinations."

The Golf Range Association of America recently honored both the indoor Golf Dome and the driving range of the Atunyote course. The Atunyote range was named one of the "Top 50 Public Facility Golf Ranges" in the country, and the Golf Dome, located within the resort's Sportsplex, named among the "Top 50 Stand Alone Golf Ranges."

For more information about Turning Stone Resort Casino, visit www.turningstone.com. For golf updates, follow Turning Stone Golf on Twitter @TSGolf.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Home to the Turning Stone Resort Championship for four years (2007-2010) on the PGA Tour, the resort has evolved into a premier golf destination, presenting five courses (three 18-hole courses and two 9-hole layouts). Turning Stone was named "Most Excellent Golf Resort" in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four-Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel and Wildflowers restaurant. For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site at TurningStone.com.

Media Contacts:
Karen Moraghan, Hunter Public Relations, kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com, (908) 876-5100
Brett Stagnitti, Oneida Nation Public Affairs, bstagnitti@oneida-nation.org, (315) 829-8310
Websites: www.OneidaIndianNation.com, www.TurningStone.com