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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

PGA Class "A" Professional with 12+ years of Head Professional experience at the same facility. Effective leader that thrives on building a team environment in a lead by example type of way. Take pride in being the club Ambassador which is shown by continuous member engagement and communication. Motivated promoter of golf that has had measurable success in increasing club-wide participation and revenue by implementing creative programs and events.

Professional Accomplishments
  • Class A PGA Member since 2007
  • Member, Northern Ohio Folds of Honor Chapter Board of Directors
  • Member, TaylorMade National Advisory Staff
  • TPI Certified
  • Member, Northern Ohio PGA Board of Directors (2013- 2014, 2022-2023)
  • Five-time finalist PGA Golf Professional of the Year NOPGA
  • Past Chairman, Northern Ohio PGA Teaching and Coaching Committee
  • Member, PGA Magazine Ambassador Program
  • Written up seven times for PGA Best Practices in PGA Magazine for growth (through various programs) and charitable contributions to Folds of Honor
  • Winner, Northern Ohio PGA Merchandiser of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • 2019 Northern Ohio PGA Patriot Award Winner
  • PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Northern Ohio PGA, 2009
  • Regularly attend Northern Ohio PGA meetings and seminars
  • Regularly PGA Merchandise Shows, Orlando, FL
Work History
Head PGA Golf Professional, 09/2010 to Current
City Of BrownsvilleBrownsville, TX,

Upscale private Jack Nicklaus signature design opened in 1994. Barrington currently has 285 golf members and plays 19,000 rounds annually. Barrington has hosted the 2004-2005 Ohio Open, numerous Northern Ohio PGA events, state qualifiers, and state amateur championships.

  • Responsible for entire golf operation at Barrington, including budgets, staffing, golf cars, locker room, valet services and all golf programs.
  • Played an integral part in increasing golf membership from 167 in April 2011 to a capped membership of 275 golf members in August 2013.
  • Increased golf shop sales from $313,000 in 2010 to $497,000 in 2016. Surpassed $500,000 for first time in 2019.
  • Increased communication and member engagement through email, social media, and video to update membership on club functions, results, and highlights.
  • Created "Mornings with Mark" (60-day video series), online shopping experience, coloring contest for juniors, and a weekly online golf video game competition during early stages of the pandemic to maintain member engagement.
  • Responsible for attracting and maintaining Corporate and Charitable Golf Outings. In 2021 The Folds of Honor Golf Outing I played a lead role in starting 4 years ago surpassed $70,000 in revenue for this two day event.
  • Play golf with membership on a weekly basis to develop, maintain, and improve member relations and retention.
  • Created and maintained many member relationships that contribute to over $400,000 in club revenue each year.
  • Implement various golf trips throughout the year to develop and maintain member relations, as well as increase camaraderie within the membership.
  • Developed a golf trip incentive for the top 10 Player of the Year point winners to increase member participation in events.
  • Created various events (couples, men, women, staff) to develop inclusion and increase participation among the membership. Increased member rounds from 8,015 in 2011 to 11,587 in 2013.
  • Provided over 250 yearly lessons, clinics, and playing lessons to members from beginners to single digit handicaps, with use of video and launch monitor technology.
  • Managed a first class caddie program to enhance Barrington experience that has produced 5 Evans Caddie Scholarship winners.
  • Modified junior program in 2016 with the help of a new Director of Instruction that resulted in 6 membership upgrades and added over $85,000 in club dues and revenue the following year.
  • Introduced "3-6-9" ladies program in 2016 that lead to 5 member upgrades and an increase of over $75,000 in club dues and revenue.
  • Actively participate in Northern Ohio PGA events as a highly respected golf professional and accomplished player.
  • Took the lead on making select charities and foundations part of Barrington donating over $500,000 since 2017.
  • Maintained a loyal golf staff for several years consisting of Golf Shop Manager, Assistant Professional, and Locker room Manager.
  • Worked with superintendent closely for five year in-house bunker and course renovation project.
  • Opened winter teaching academy with Barrington's Director of Instruction to capture members' attention during the winter months.
  • Worked closely with all departments to maintain optimum levels of communication to effectively and efficiently complete projects.
Assistant PGA Golf Professional, 03/2008 to 01/2010
American Golf CorporationEl Segundo, CA,
  • Managed all aspects of the golf operation including outside golf operations.
  • Work closely with General Manager and Membership Director on a daily basis with planning and strategies.
  • Work closely with Caddie Master and a growing caddie program of over 40 caddies to ensure quality control.
  • Led and assisted in merchandising and buying strategies of a golf shop operation of over $300,000 in sales, and is consistently nominated for Northern Ohio PGA Merchandiser of the year.
  • Introduced extensive trade program, lowering hard good merchandise, thus increasing turnover rate.
  • Responsible for coordinating, running, and scoring of all men's tournaments at Barrington, including Tuesday Night Men's League consisting of 100 players.
  • Motivate member participation in tournaments, leagues, golf trips, and clinics.
  • Saw a 15% decrease in membership in 2009 but increased play by 1000 total rounds.
  • In 2008 a Player of the Year points system was introduced to increase member participation in tournaments.
  • Member participation in tournament play increased by an average of 19%.
  • Coordinated and ran over 75 member sponsored and outside events in 2008 and 2009.
  • Worked with and shadowed Rick McCord, Golf Digest's Top 100 Teachers.
  • Provided new and fresh ideas to junior golf program receiving high praise from the membership.
  • Introduced in house club repair to the membership which led to a decrease in wait time and an increase in customer satisfaction.
Assistant Golf Professional, 03/2006 to 01/2008
Acacia Country ClubCity, STATE,
  • An 18 hole upscale private facility designed by Donald Ross in 1921.
  • Acacia had 175 golfing members and there were12,000 rounds played annually.
  • Host of 2006-2007 Ohio State Open.
First Assistant Golf Professional, 03/2003 to 11/2005
Teugega Country ClubCity, STATE,
  • An 18 hole private facility designed by Donald Ross in 1919.
  • Teugega has 250 golfing members and approximately 13,000 rounds played annually.
Bachelors Degree: Business Administration, Expected in to State University of New York Institute of Technology, - Utica, NY

SUNY Wildcat Hall of Fame Bowling and Golf

: Business Administration, Expected in 1998 to Coastal Carolina University - Myrtle Beach, SC,
Playing Accomplishments
  • Monday qualified shooting 65 and competed in the 2003 B.C. Open PGA Tour
  • Qualified for Northern Ohio PGA Ohio Cup team 2012, 2013, 2014, 2020, 2021
  • Qualifier National Players Professional Championship 2020, 2021
  • Multiple Central New York and Northern Ohio PGA section wins
  • 2016 Member Northern Ohio PGA Assistants' Cup team 2007-2010
  • Runner up Assistant Player of the Year 2007 Northern Ohio Section
  • Runner up Player of the Year 2003, 2004 Central New York PGA Assistant's Association.
Activities and Services
  • Work with a number of different charities including Folds of Honor, Western Golf Association, Camp Sunshine of Aurora, Ben Curtis Family Foundation
  • Co-Chair NOPGA Foundation Birdies for Charity
  • Folds of Honor Northern Ohio Chapter Board Member
  • Captain NOPGA Assistants' Cup Team 2015-20120
  • Captain for 2009 Sr. PGA Championship volunteer program for Northern Ohio PGA
  • Mentor-ship with First Tee of Cleveland for junior golf
  • 2008, 2009 Assistants' Association Mentor to PGA Apprentices
  • Worked with fellow PGA Members conducting clinics for the Northern Ohio PGA.

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  • State University of New York Institute of Technology,
  • Coastal Carolina University

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