(VIENNA, VA) – Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club – owned by the Ocean Pines Association and managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – has named John Malinowski, PGA, its new Director of Golf.
Most recently Head Golf Professional at Montgomery Country Club in Laytonsville, MD, Malinowski was named 2012 Professional of the Year by members of the Middle Atlantic PGA section, of which he is President and former Education and Membership Chair.
“John is a strong leader who will train and empower his team to deliver a high level of service our members and guests customarily enjoy,” says Bob Thompson, General Manager of the Ocean Pines Association. “Ocean Pines is excited about the energy, experience and professional status John brings to the club.”
Malinowski’s appointment coincides with Ocean Pines converting all greens on its 18-hole golf course to A1 Bentgrass. The front nine was completed this year and the back nine will be converted in spring 2013. In addition, Ocean Pines is installing new drainage pipes and re-shaping bunker edges on the front nine. The entire project is slated for completion in late May 2013. In the interim, golfers play the open nine twice for a full 18-hole round.
In November 2010, BCG was selected to manage the semi-private Ocean Pines, overseeing all aspects of the operation, including marketing and public relations, golf course maintenance, staffing and training, merchandising, clubhouse food and beverage, financial management, golf instruction and special events.
Open to the public, Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club is part of an 8,000-home community. It features an 18-hole, par-72, 7,050-yard layout and Delmarva Peninsula’s only design by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Nestled amid natural wetlands and scenic woodlands with water in play on 10 holes, five sets of tees and ample scoring opportunities dare players of all abilities to challenge themselves.
The well-appointed clubhouse includes a fully-stocked pro shop, restaurant and locker rooms. A comprehensive practice area with a double-ended driving range and sheltered tees, chipping green, two putting greens and two sand areas delight even the most ardent golfers. Ocean Pines offers clinics, private lessons, club repair and bag storage.
For more information or to reserve a tee time: www.oceanpinesgolf.org, 410.641.6057.
About Billy Casper Golf
BCG is the largest domestic owner-operator of golf course, country clubs and resorts, with more than 130 properties under its turnkey management. The company helps public-agency and private owners, developers and investors realize favorable returns on investments. Founded more than 20 years ago in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper and headquartered in Vienna, VA, regional offices are strategically convenient to courses’ locales.
A division of BCG, Buffalo Communications is the leading global golf-lifestyle public relations, branding, marketing-communications, graphics and strategic services firm. Client-partners include the LPGA, PGA National Resort & Spa, Sea Pines Resort, Ballybunion Golf Club (Ireland), Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, Sun Valley Resort and Mission Hills Resort (China), Fila Golf, ECCO and Club Glove.