District 2 Director Represents the Metropolitan, New Jersey and Philadelphia PGA Sections
FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2023) – David Reasoner, a PGA of America Golf Professional since 2002 and the PGA of America Head Professional at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey, has joined the PGA of America Board of Directors as District 2 Director.
Reasoner was elected at the 107th PGA Annual Meeting, held in Frisco, Texas, at the Omni Frisco PGA Resort and PGA Frisco, home of the PGA of America, and will serve a three-year term representing the Metropolitan, New Jersey and Philadelphia PGA Sections.
Well respected by his peers, Reasoner embodies what it means to be a PGA of America Member and fully embraces his leadership role within the Association. Reasoner has made it his mission to mentor other PGA of America Golf Professionals, and in his 20 years as Head Professional at Ridgewood Country Club he has helped council Assistant Professionals to greater success, with many moving on to become Head Professionals, Directors of Golf and General Managers. His commitment to service includes being an Officer for the NJPGA Section, including a stint as President (2018-19), and he is currently the Vice President of the New Jersey Golf Foundation, the charitable arm of the NJPGA.
“It’s an honor to serve alongside such a distinguished group of mentors and leaders on the PGA of America Board of Directors,” said PGA of America President John Lindert, PGA Director of Golf at The Country Club of Lansing in Lansing, Michigan. “These passionate PGA of America Members, who love the game, volunteer their time and share a common goal of working tirelessly to elevate our profession, ensuring golf is well positioned for future growth and success.”
Reasoner is a PGA of America National Award winner as the recipient of the 2019 Bill Strausbaugh Award. This award recognizes a PGA of America Golf Professional who demonstrates exceptional character, integrity and leadership by way of teaching and mentoring other PGA Professionals. Additionally, he has won multiple awards at the PGA Section Level, including New Jersey PGA Golf Professional of the Year (2015, 2018), the Bill Strausbaugh Award (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017) and the PGA of America Merchandiser of the Year Award (2013, 2015).
“I’ve always been passionate about governance, serving my fellow PGA of America Members and guiding the next generation that will drive the Association forward,” said Reasoner. “I’m humbled to serve the Metropolitan, New Jersey and Philadelphia PGA Sections in representing District 2 as a Board Member of the PGA of America, and can’t wait to work alongside the incredible individuals of our Association to elevate our profession.”
A graduate of the PGA Golf Management program at Penn State University, Reasoner is committed to guiding and supporting the next generation of PGA of America Members, and has hired 86 PGM students as interns at The Ridgewood Country Club.
The Ridgewood Country Club has hosted some of the most prestigious professional and amateur events in the world, including the Ryder Cup (1935); Senior PGA Championship (2001); PGA Tour Playoffs “The Barclays” (2008, 2010, 2014, 2018); PGA Tour Playoffs “Northern Trust” (2019); USGA Girls’ Junior Championship (2016); and the United States Amateur Championship (2022).
Reasoner and his wife Kerry reside in Saddle River, New Jersey, along with their daughters Maura and Paige, and son, David Jr.
The PGA of America Board of Directors is composed of the President, Vice President, Secretary and 19 Directors who establish Association policy. The Directors include representatives from each of the Association’s 14 Districts, three Independent Directors, an At-Large Member Director and a Player Director, who is a member of the PGA TOUR.
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