Golf News for Friday, May 24, 2013 | People

Ryan Dionne named new general manager of Forsgate Country Club in New Jersey

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Forsgate Country Club, the award-winning private facility named New Jersey's "No. 1 Family Club" and a top "Private Club Value" (Golfstyles NJ), proudly announces that seasoned hospitality and golf industry executive Ryan Dionne has been named the club's new general manager. Founded in 1931, Forsgate boasts 36 holes of renowned golf and fully-amenitized practice facilities; an elegantly-appointed clubhouse with award-winning casual and fine dining venues, locker rooms and extensive banquet facilities; an aquatics center; and fitness studio.

At Forsgate, Dionne oversees all facets of the club's management including: administration and human resources, member and guest services, golf and hospitality departments, business development, budget planning, and community relations initiatives. Dionne also serves as the executive director for the Forsgate Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports worthwhile causes through the use of Forsgate Country Club.

Most recently, Dionne served as assistant general manager at the private, equity-owned Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, N.J. While at Cherry Valley, Dionne successfully assisted in leading the club to its most profitable year and was a 2012 Platinum Club Award recipient. His previous country club experience also included a five-year stint as director of operations for food, beverage, and lodging at the celebrated TPC Jasna Polana in Princeton, N.J. In this position, Dionne coordinated hospitality programs for the PGA Instanet Classic and The Players Championship, among other responsibilities.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Dionne was named one of the country's top "high flying" private chefs by Robb Report magazine in 2004.

Dionne then became an estate manager for a private employer, supervising an international staff of 80 across nine residential properties in six countries and managing the construction project for a 75-acre private Caribbean island. Dionne's hospitality experience extends internationally as he also served as the chief operating officer and managing partner for Segredo Hospitality, LLC in Brazil.

"Ryan comes to Forsgate with a wealth of experience in the hospitality and private club industries," said RDC Golf Group President Christopher Schiavone. "I believe that Forsgate's members and guests will be well served by his dedication and commitment to providing the highest standards of service."

Dionne currently resides in Princeton, N.J., with his family.

About Forsgate Country Club
Forsgate Country Club ( www.forsgatecc.com ) is an exclusive, full service, family-oriented private country club located in the heart of New Jersey. Forsgate offers permanent golf, sports and social memberships for individuals, families, and corporations. Established in 1931, Forsgate Country Club features 36 holes of world-class golf, including the renowned Banks Course, designed to recreate historic holes throughout Europe, and the Palmer Course, a traditional American design with challenging water hazards on ten of its scenic holes. The country club also offers facilities for banquet events and corporate meetings as well as a new state-of-the-art sports complex that includes a fitness center, pool and cabana cafe. Forsgate Country Club, which is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia at Exit 8A of the NJ Turnpike, is owned and operated by RDC Golf Group, Inc. For more information on Forsgate, visit the club's page on Facebook, follow the club on Twitter or visit www.forsgatecc.com.

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.

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