Marriott Golf, one of the world’s premier golf operators, announced that Nathan Stith, PGA, Director of Golf at The Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes was named the company’s Golf Professional of the Year.
Marriott Golf’s prestigious Golf Professional of the Year award recognizes an individual who consistently performs and exceeds in areas of sales and profit, supplier program compliance, rounds improvement, leadership in personnel development, innovative program development, affinity program; earning industry and Marriott Golf awards. Consideration for the prestigious award is based on performance excellence for the current and previous years.
Since assuming the role of Director of Golf at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes in 2012, Nathan has been responsible for all facets of golf club performance. Under Stith’s guidance, The Golf Club has been ranked No. 1 worldwide for the Ritz Carlton Hotel brand 2012 through 2014 for guest satisfaction.
“Nathan exudes incredible leadership qualities, and it’s refreshing to see his commitment to delivering a memorable experience for all our guests,” said Claye Atcheson, Vice President of Golf Operations for Marriott Golf. “Nathan truly deserves the recognition as Golf Professional of the Year, as he embodies the essence of what we look for in our PGA golf professionals.” eSouthernGOLF.com congratulates Nathan Stith.
The Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes provides golfers of all abilities an exceptional experience unmatched in Central Florida. In designing the golf course, 2 time Open Champion Greg Norman and his team put special emphasis on preserving the property’s well balanced ecosystem, thriving with ponds, wetlands, live oaks, scrub forest, and cypress heads. The result is a breathtakingly beautiful golf course with little intrusion. The wide fairways allow for generous landing areas with strategically placed hazards and bunkering. The large manicured greens have subtle contouring and the course is a challenging but fair test with five sets of tees to match player’s ability. The Greg Norman Signature golf course has an optional ‘caddie concierge’ program, superb practice facility, and an elegant clubhouse housing the finest pro shop and the warm and inviting Fairway Pub. To learn more or book a tee time go to www.GrandeLakes.com/OrlandoGolf.
Nathan and his excellent Ritz Carlton staff will be hosting the PNC Father & Son Challenge December 11-14, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes. You are invited to view some of Golf’s Greatest Major Champions and their families competing together. Names like Nicklaus, Floyd, Miller, Strange, Trevino and Faldo are just a few of the 20 teams competing this year to try and take away the trophy from Stewart and son Connor Cink, who won in 2013. Funds raised will be contributed to the Arnold Palmer Medical Center and Healthy Families Orange. To buy tickets and learn more go to www.PNCFatherSonChallenge.com.