Meet our Team! Jamie Alderman, Head Golf Professional

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by admin

Golf in Brainerd

Hey, who is that guy running around with the golf club? Meet Jamie Alderman! Jamie was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and went to college at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Throughout his PGA career, he has traveled a lot…spending some time in all of these locations:

Columbus, OH
Jupiter, FL
Naples, FL
Durham, NC
Baltimore, MD
Minneapolis, MN

Jamie is starting his 3rd season and comes to us with 21 years experience in the golf industry and 16 years as a Class A Member of PGA. He oversees day to day golf/tournament operations and manages 18 golf employees. He runs our Pro Shop and teaches private lessons, group clinics, golf schools, and junior golf. We sat down and asked Jamie some questions. Make sure to check out the last one with some great golf tips!

What do you do in the off season? I spend every day of the off season with my wife Jackie. During the season, it is always so busy so we take advantage during the off time and go on at least 3, 1 week vacations. We spend the holidays with family and I relax and watch lots of basketball. By the time March rolls around, I’m antsy to get back to work!

What is your favorite part of your job? Interacting with the people every day. I really like the satisfaction of making a student a better golfer, how every day is different and having my office look out to the golf course!

What is something interesting about the Golf Course that people might not know? Wow, there is so much variety to each hole. Elevation, trees, water, and bunkers. Holes that dog leg left, right and straight. The variety of the length of all the Par 3′s, 4′s and 5′s. Big greens, small greens, tight off the tee, open off the tee. The scenery is so beautiful! You use every club in your bag each round, it’s so much fun to play.

What is your favorite hole? #12 – So scenic from the tee shot as well as the approach to the green. I think it just so happens to be the toughest hole also.

What is your number one golf tip for guests? Do yourself a huge favor….and get your golf instruction from a PGA Professional – not from a book, TV, friend, parent or spouse. It truly will make a difference.

One general golf tip – Your grip is most important.

Playing Ruttger’s – Use the straightest club in the bag off of most tees.

Thank you, Jamie!

Once a month we will be posting about one of our team members. We feel like our guests are family and want to share our family with you!