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Professional Staff

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Gerry Hammond is one of the Teaching Professionals for The Golf Depot. He has over 20 years of experience as a Golf Professional, PGA member and Golf Instructor. He established the “Players Junior Golf Academy” and the “Adopt-A-Junior Golfer” programs, as venues to expose Columbus area youth to the game of golf. He was the Director of Golf at Family Golf Centers in Whitehall and Director of Golf at Bridgeview Golf Course. While at Bridgeview, Gerry partnered with Columbus State and initiated the formation of the Columbus Chapter of The First Tee national program supported by the PGA of America, PGA Tour, the Augusta National Golf Club, LPGA, and the USGA. Since 2005, he has been selected as US Kids Top 50 Junior Golf Instructors and continues to produce great players. As a one of the top PGA golf instructors in Central Ohio, Gerry continues to focus his time and talent on teaching youth important life skills such as patience, dedication, honesty, integrity and hard work, through golf.

Contact Gerry at (614) 861-8200 or Golfwithg@yahoo.com

Kevin Simcox is our General Manager and Head Golf Professional, as well as a Golf Club Fitting Professional. Kevin has over 14 years of experience as a Golf Professional and Teaching Professional and an extreme love for the game of golf. He was born and raised in Germany where he began playing golf at the age of 9 and has played professional golf on various mini-tours including the Web.Com Tour (Nationwide Tour). He has previously worked at The Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Arizona as well as the prestigious Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Florida. Kevin is truly dedicated to the game of golf and to helping others enjoy the game.

Contact Kevin at (614) 861-8200 or simcox@depotgolfcenter.com

 

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Travis Barnes is our Purveyor of City View Columbus and the Executive Chef for Barry’s Grill and Pub. Travis is a born and raised Gahanna native with over 12 years of experience in the Food & Beverage industry. Travis started his career as a line cook at Café Creekside when he was 17 years old and has worked his way through the ranks, holding positions such as Sous Chef, Executive Chef and General Manager. Travis started with us in 2010 as The Executive Chef of Barry’s Grill & Pub, and continues to lead the kitchen and bar side of our business. Travis has also orchestrated the creation of City View Columbus in late 2015, focusing on crafting unforgettable events which foster lifelong memories.

Contact Travis at the City View Columbus phone line at (614) 804 – 1536 or tebarnes18@gmail.com

 

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Wyatt Worthington is a 28-year-old Class A PGA Teaching Professional at the Golf Depot at Central Park in Gahanna, Ohio. Wyatt began his journey to the PGA of America at age 12.

Wyatt recently scored the second lowest round throughout the tournament with a 3-under 67 in the final round of the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship. His other accomplishments include winning the 2014 Southern Ohio PGA Southeast Chapter Stroke Play Championship; and runner-up finishes in the 69th SOPGA Professional Championship and the 2013 SOPGA Southeast Chapter Stroke Play Championship.

Contact Wyatt at (614) 861 – 8200

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Leah Deagle is a Class B LPGA teaching and club professional at the golf depot. At a young age of starting the game of golf working with Gerry Hammond himself, she has always had a passion to inspire other juniors to pursue there dreams in the game! Starting her teaching career last year at kinsale golf and fitness club in Powell Oh  as well as helping out in organizations like Fore Hope and I9 Sports and GIRLS GOLF USGA, she has learned different ways to teach juniors and adults the game. She is now a great asset to the Golf Depot and Hammond golf academy and taking her teaching career to a new level for students around Columbus!

Contact Leah at (614) 861 – 8200

Mark Schnipke is the Golf Course Superintendent. In the Northwest Ohio town of Ottawa, Mark was raised on a farm and started working at the local golf course when he was 13 years old.  While attending college at The Ohio State University, receiving a bachelors degree in Turfgrass Science, he spent four summers working at Firestone Country Club and the Double Eagle Club. For his internship Mark worked at Arnold Palmer’s Bayhill Club in Orlando Florida. Upon graduation from Ohio State he became an Assistant Superintendent at Sand Ridge outside Cleveland. Prior to the Golf Depot, Mark spent 14 years at The Country Club at Muirfield Village as an Assistant Superintendent.

Contact Mark at (614) 861-8200 or markschnipke@sbcglobal.net

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Jordan Fromm is the Brand Ambassador for The Golf Depot, City View Columbus, and Barry’s Grill and Pub. Jordan has ten years experience in food and beverage, brand development, audience engagement, and marketing. Jordan aims to reach as many people as possible to our three main businesses, as there is something for everyone! You will see Jordan at events across the region, spreading the word about our unique facility. As a member of the Fromm family–the proud owners of The Golf Depot, City View Columbus, and Barry’s Grill and Pub–he is proud to talk about the facility and to introduce anyone and everyone to experience it. As a “Short North-er” and unashamed foodie/craft beer fan, he keeps the business abreast to fresh and fun trends, events, and other “Columbus-y” things. Stop on in and say hello!

Contact Jordan at (614) 446-0367 or jfromm@valuerecovery.com

Matt Zelnik is the Marketing Director for The Golf Depot and works to promote and support all of the public activities here and for the multiple businesses in the Value Recovery Group family of companies. Matt produces all marketing collateral, business presentations, social media activity and websites for these ventures and maintains their content. Matt is also a key player in the production of special events.

Contact Matt at (614) 324-5959 or mzelnik@valuerecovery.com

 

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