Dear PGA Member or Associate,
Changes to CareerLinks are coming. Please fill out your job preferences today!
The PGA Career Services team has collaborated with the Technology Department to update the systems used by both employers and job seekers. As part of that update, we are beginning the transition away from the CareerLinks system and will use the Job Board located on PGA.org for the posting of all management level positions. As part of a multi-step process, we are asking all PGA Members & Associates to provide their “Job Preferences” on pga.org. By answering
5 simple questions relative to your job search preferences, you will begin to see positions that align with your preferences highlighted on your PGA.org home page. We are asking all PGA Members and Associates to complete their profile by clicking here, even if you are not an active job seeker.
The Career Services team sees this change as a necessary evolution which creates a member focused system by allowing all members to see every position posted by the Career Services team. During a short transition time, the Career Services team will continue to use the CareerLinks notification system to make you aware of positions posted on the PGA Job Board. If you have any questions or issues setting your Job Preferences, please contact your PGA Career Consultant, Ed Winiecki, PGA, CCM at email@example.com or 951-595-2162.
The PGA career services page is for those interested in posting or searching for non-management positions such as assistant professionals, teaching professionals, sales, administration or golf support staff. PGA Professionals and the general public may post resumes viewable to employers.
To post and view Southern California job postings, visit jobs.pga.org/.
Discounted Membership for the SCPGA Junior Golf Tour
Children and grandchildren of SCPGA Professionals can become members of the SCPGA Junior Tour at a discounted rate. Enter the PGA Professional’s name in the promo code section of the application to take advantage of this discount. Members will still be responsible for paying for each individual tournament they participate in. Please contact Kevin Smith firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or visit scpgajrtour.com.
The PGA of America offers many ways for the public to find PGA Professionals in the Southern California area for lessons, instruction, clinics and more. In order for golfers to find you accurately, your PGA ProFinder profile needs to be complete and up-to-date. The PGA has made this process much easier. Click on PGA.com/ProFinder and log in with your PGA.org username and password, and get started gaining new clients today!
Ed has been working in the golf industry for more than 30 years. Originally from Arvada, Colorado he grew up with a love for the game of golf. His Dad and Grandpa were the two who introduced golf to Ed and helped him first learn the game. Ed’s first job in the golf business was working at Indian Tree Golf Club in Arvada was he as just 12. Indian Tree had three of the greatest mentors for Ed to follow in the business: Charles “Vic” Kline, Alan Abrams and Bob McNamee, all past presidents of the Colorado Section and two national award winners. As Ed said it, “They set the bar high in so many ways and I owe them a great deal, they really shaped my career at an early age”.
During the 90’s and 2000’s Ed years in Southern California, Ed has worked at various Country Clubs serving in many different capacities from Assistant Golf Professional, Head Golf Professional, Director of Golf, General Manager, Regional Manager and Executive Director for the PGA TOUR-Nationwide TOUR. During the past 9 years, Ed moved to Northern California where he served on the Board of Directors for 7 years and most recently as Vice-President. He has been a part of three separate clubhouse openings as well as three different course openings. “I was very lucky to work and mentor under some great professionals and managers who helped shape my career”.
Ed is also certified in all six areas of expertise and currently working towards Master Professional Status: Golf Operations, General Management, Instruction, Retail, Ownership & Leasing, Executive Management
Ed is also a Certified Club Manager with the Club Management Association of America and is currently working towards his CCE status.
Ed served the Southern California Section as a board member for 8 years. In addition, Ed served on the San Diego Chapter Board and is a Past President of the Inland Empire Chapter. Regular guest speaker at seminars and golf colleges on club management and has been a member of the Association of Golf Merchandisers for the past 21 years. He has also volunteered time for charities, fundraisers and local junior and PGA events, organizes, managed and played in a 100 hole golf marathon every year to raise money for Junior Golf. Ed has raised more than $180,000 in funds for Junior Golf and Special Olympics throughout his career.
Ed’s Accolades include Golf Professional of the year in 3 separate Chapters. He was also awarded the 2010 Golf Professional of the Year in the Southern California Section and the 2017 Golf Professional of the Year in the Northern California Section. Ed was also awarded the 2006 Tom Addis Award and the 2008 Bill Strausbaugh award for the Southern California Section.
In addition to having ha the opportunity to work and many high-end private clubs, Ed also worked for Troon, Kempe Sports, Greenway Golf, OB Sports and ClubCorp. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Career Consultant position for the PGA of America.
Lastly, Ed said more than anything he enjoys his free time with his wonderful family: his wife, Cecily, daughter Nicole, son Nate, and their dog Bronco. They all love the great outdoors including skiing, fishing, hiking, football, traveling and best of all playing golf together!