Golf News for Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | People

David Elliott Named Director of Golf at New Jersey's Shackamaxon Country Club

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 David Elliott has been named director of golf. Shackamaxon features an 18-hole A.W. Tillinghast designed golf course that boasts the architect's first-ever island green.

Elliott joins an award-winning golf department that includes Head Golf Professional Joe Bush, voted one of the Garden State's top-ten "Favorite Teaching Pros—Private" by the readers of Golfstyles New Jersey magazine, and Assistant Golf Professional Jay Orsino. Since being purchased by an affiliate of RDC Golf Group in December of 2011, Shackamaxon's golf membership has more than doubled in size and new programs, clinics and tournaments are being introduced every season.

Elliott comes to Shackamaxon with nearly 20 years of experience in the golf course operations industry. A Class "A" member of the PGA, Elliott was named the 2004 Philadelphia PGA Section Merchandiser of the Year—Private Facility. Most recently, Elliott served as the head golf professional for both Miry Run Country Club (Trenton, N.J.) and Wedgewood Country Club (Turnersville, N.J.) where he supervised a combined staff of nearly 46 and directed golf course operations, instructional programs and merchandising. Throughout his career, Elliott has mentored many successful golf instructors who have gone on to become successful head pros at Augusta National Golf Club, Yardley Country Club, The Ridge at Back Brook and more.

At Shackamaxon, Elliott will oversee the club's golf operation including: managing set-up and operations for outings, special events and tournaments as well as purchasing for the club's full service golf shop. Additionally, Elliott will grow the club's golf instructional program and camps with Head Golf Professional Joe Bush and enhance member relations and customer service.

"Dave Elliott shares our vision for providing a first-class, value-filled golf program for members and guests of all ages and abilities," said Shackamaxon Country Club co-owner Christopher Schiavone. "His experience, knowledge and expertise will be tremendous assets to our club as we continue to grow and prosper."

Elliott is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in Marketing and Finance. He currently resides in Doylestown, Pa. with his fiancé Lisa and their five children.

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 18th 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, the 2010 Women's Eastern Golf Association Amateur Championship and the 2012 and 2013 Garden State Tour Pro Challenge. For information on membership, please visit the club's website www.shackamaxoncc.com or contact Director of Membership David Miniman at (908) 233-1300 extension 1230.

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. and the renowned Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, N.J. 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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