Jim Endicott, PGA
Director of Instruction at Endicott Golf LLC at Royal St Cloud Golf Links
Member Since 2019
Committee Experience: Section Player Development
Playing Accomplishments: Played Professionally 10 plus years. PGA Tour Qualifying School 1996
Community Engagement: Boys and Girls High School Coach, 5 years. POP Warner Little Scholars Football Commissioner ten years. Little League Volunteer Coach 10 years. Coached seven All-Star Teams
Interest in Serving: I want to be engaged in the Chapter and Section’s ongoing growth and development to provide for our member’s needs. I enjoy serving in a volunteer role giving back to my professional organization. Having served on a board for ten years, I understand how a board of directors works and how to accomplish tasks within the framework of a board of directors. Also, I bring creativity and organizational skills from my diverse experiences throughout my career. I have worked in the golf business for 35 years. Holding the following positions: Food and Beverage Manager for a 1,800 member private club, General manager of Semi-Private golf club, Director Business Development and marketing for a multi-facility management company, General Manager Golf Digest Schools, General Manager of custom club manufacturing company, and Director of Instruction. I look forward to the opportunity to serve our membership in the capacity of Secretary.
Ryan Hritz, PGA
Teaching Professional at GolfTEC
Member Since 2013
Committee Experience: Chapter Tournament Chair
Playing Accomplishments: Played in four PGA Professional Championships, WCC Chapter Champion
Community Engagement: Volunteering for Girls Scouts
Interest in Serving: My platform is to provide time and commitment to the East Central Chapter to help in all aspects. From education opportunities to tournaments and charitable events. Making sure all members have a place to be heard and represented.
Brian Linton, PGA
Head Golf Professional at Evans Prairie Country Club (The Villages)
Member Since 2001
Committee Experience: Chapter Awards
Playing Accomplishments: Playing has not been a focus of mine over the past 11+ years due to my obligations to coaching both recreational and competitive soccer. Now that my kids are older, I am going to make playing in events a priority again.
Community Engagement: 9 years coaching soccer with the Sumter County Youth Soccer Club AYSO 1408. I held board positions for AYSO and was also the Assistant Regional Commissioner. My 2015 U19 Girls team went on to win the Region 14 State Games. Five years coaching a competitive team for The Villages Soccer Club and attained a top 30 state ranking in the fall of 2016 as our team went undefeated.
Interest in Serving: I am excited about the potential opportunity to serve the members of the East Central Chapter. With all of my coaching obligations behind me, I feel now is the time to step up and get more involved. I have watched others serve our members, and I would be honored to have the chance to bring my skill set to the east Central Chapter Board. Financial Analytics has always been a strong point for me, and I am proficient in budgeting, forecasting, and cost-saving. I am a compassionate person by nature with excellent listening skills and the ability to establish a positive rapport with others. Finally, I am not afraid to lead by example and get my hands dirty. At the club level, I am always the first to jump in and assist others in completing a task and can be counted on by others to lend a hand in any situation.
Corey McMasters, PGA
Head Golf Professional at Mystic Dunes Golf Club
Member since 2014
Interest in Serving: I would like to serve as Chapter Secretary because I would like to be more involved in the chapter & I feel serving on the board would be a great way to immerse myself 100% fully. I’m very organized, detail-oriented, professional & bring 15 years of golf operations experience. All of which come from our local market.