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Tiburón Golf Club Names New Head Golf Professional

September 30, 2021

Naples, Fla. – Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples recently named John Sommers as the club’s new Head Golf Professional. Sommers will lead all golf operations for the 36-hole, semi-private facility located in Naples, Fla. and will focus on member-related golf programs and activities as well as enhancing operational efficiencies.

Prior to being promoted to head golf professional, Sommers had served as Tiburón’s tournament coordinator since 2019. Born and raised in Galloway Township, just outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey, Sommers began his career in golf in 2013 at Seaview Golf Club, a Troon-managed facility in Galloway Township. Sommers attended Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC, playing four years on the golf team, before graduating with a degree in business and economics. After graduation, he became an assistant golf professional going seasonally between Seaview Golf Club and Tiburón Golf Club.

“John brings an excellent knowledge of tournament operations, customer service, and member relations to our golf department,” said Tiburón Golf Club General Manager Kevin DeDonato, PGA. “As we roll into the upcoming season and welcome many of our members back to the club, we are excited to have John in a leadership role to enhance our member experience.” 

Managed by Troon, Tiburón Golf Club is located in Naples, Florida and features two championship golf courses, the Gold and the Black, both designed by Greg Norman, a two-time Open Championship winner and former top-ranked player in the world. Tiburón is home to the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship, the PGA TOUR’s QBE Shootout and the PGA TOUR Champions’ Chubb Classic, and is consistently rated among the top 20 golf facilities in Florida by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. The 295-room Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples sits adjacent to the two award-winning courses, while the 450-room Ritz-Carlton beach hotel is just a few miles away. The semi-private club has been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International.

For more information please visit TiburonNaples.com or call 239-593-2214.

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