SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Shackamaxon Country Club, the nearly century-old private club located only 30 minutes from Manhattan in Union County, N.J., proudly announces that Marty Vybihal has been named head golf professional. Opened in 1916, Shackamaxon features an 18-hole A.W. Tillinghast designed golf course that boasts the architect's first-ever island green.
A Class "A" member of the PGA, Vybihal will be responsible for all areas of Shackamaxon's golf operation including: monitoring course conditions and pace of play; supervising the club's golf instructional program; managing set-up and operations for outings, special events, and tournaments; purchasing and merchandising of the club's full service golf shop; and enhancing member relations and customer service. Vybihal's efforts will be focused on maintaining the high level of service and quality which members and guests have come to expect from this tradition-rich country club.
Vybihal comes to Shackamaxon with a nearly 20-year professional resume that includes experience at such prestigious private clubs as Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, N.J., and Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, N.J., among others. Most recently, Vybihal served as the director of golf at Morgan Hill Golf Club in Easton, Pa.
Vybihal is a native of Clinton, N.J., and a two-time, state high school golf champion (Hunterdon High School in Annandale, N.J.). He attended the University of Maryland on a full scholarship and as a Terrapin, Vybihal was a four-year varsity letterman and team captain. Vybihal's successful professional career is highlighted by his victory at the N.J. section of the PGA's US Health Care Championship in 2006.
"Marty's extensive experience as a golf professional at some of the Garden State's most prestigious properties will serve him well as he enhances 'Shack's' golf program for members and guests of all ages and abilities," said Shackamaxon co-owner Christopher Schiavone. "His enthusiasm and knowledge of the game as well as his successful competitive background will be great assets for the club."
Vybihal resides with his wife and three children in West Caldwell, N.J., and he has served as the Bridgewater High School junior varsity and varsity head basketball coach for nine years.
About Shackamaxon Country Club
Shackamaxon was founded in 1916, and offers a spectacular A.W. Tillinghast 18-hole championship golf course. The par 71 course boasts one of the most famous holes in the Metropolitan area: the ninth hole island green, Tillinghast's first island green. The club has hosted a number of prestigious events including the 1922, 1937, 1972 and 2002 New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Open Championship, the 1924 and 1977 NJSGA Amateur Championship, the 1928 Met Open, the 1955 Cavalcade of Golf and the 2010 Women's Eastern Golf Association Amateur Championship. For information on membership, please visit the club's website www.shackamaxoncc.com or contact Director of Membership David Miniman at (908) 233-1300.
About RDC Golf Group, Inc.
Founded in 1993, RDC has rapidly become a recognized industry leader in golf course ownership and management whose properties have garnered numerous golf course and hospitality awards. RDC and its affiliates own and/or operate the A.W. Tillinghast-designed Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, N.J., the renowned Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, N.J., and the private, family-oriented Tuscawilla Country Club in Orlando, Fla. The company currently provides management services for the award-winning Tallgrass Golf Course on Long Island, N.Y. For more information on RDC, visit www.rdcgolfgroup.com or call (732) 656-8900.
Suzy Abrams Jones, SAJ Public Relations
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