Brian Baldwin has embraced every opportunity that’s been presented to him since beginning to work in private clubs—and his successful response to each earned his appointment as the first Assistant General Manager in the history of Baltusrol Golf Club.
The 2017 recipients of the Excellence in Club Management Awards were honored during a reception, dinner and ceremony on March 3 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.
New directors elected to the NCA board for three-year terms are Tom Bennison, ClubCorp USA, Inc.; Luke O’Boyle, CCM, CCE, Chevy Chase (Md.) Club; Nick Sidorakis, CCM, Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Okla.; and Robert L. Smith, II, Venable, LLP, Washington, D.C.
Fountaine succeeds Doug Steffen, PGA, under whom he was an Assistant Professional at the Springfield, N.J. club from 2010 to 2014. Most recently Fountaine was the Head Golf Professional at Arcola CC, and he has also worked in golf pro positions at Old Sandwich GC, The Dye Preserve, Red Tail GC and Binghamton CC.
Behind the scenes of Jimmy Walker’s dramatic win at this year’s PGA Championship was the equally compelling—but not as surprising—tale of how the storied New Jersey club once again met all challenges to reinforce its preeminence as a major venue.
Baltusrol GC’s Executive Chef Edward Stone, Clubhouse Manager Brian Baldwin and General Manager/COO Kevin Vitale are raising the bar on an already impressive dining program. Much about the food-and-beverage program at Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield, N.J.) is masterful. And as it continues to evolve, it has become synonymous with excellence. It is of the same […]