Affiniti Golf Partners Names Otis Smith Head Golf Professional At St. Marlo CC
Alpharetta, Georgia (July 31, 2012) - Affiniti Golf Partners (www.affinitigolf.com
) has named Otis Smith head golf professional at St. Marlo Country Club in Duluth, GA, according to Director of Operations Lee Andrea.
An Atlanta-native, Smith comes to St. Marlo after a high-profile position as interim head golf professional at Charlie Yates Golf Course at East Lake, sister course to the famed East Lake Golf Club where Atlanta icon Bobby Jones learned to play golf.
Before assuming the head professional position, Smith drove the retail program at Charlie Yates as an assistant, helping earn the head professional the 2008 Merchandiser of the Year award from the Georgia PGA Section. That same year Smith and co-worker Rachel Melendez, a First Tee instructor, were partner-contestants on Golf Channel's Big Break X Michigan.
Over the last several years Smith also has taught golf classes at several Atlanta universities and colleges, including Emory University, Agnes Scott, Spellman and Morehouse. He also coaches youth sports, and mentors children in sports and education.
Says Andrea, "We're very pleased to have Otis on board. His broad experience in golf shop operations, teaching and elite competition brings a unique asset to St. Marlo Country Club."
A former six-year Army veteran, Smith lives with his wife and two children in Stone Mountain, GA.
About St. Marlo Country Club St Marlo Country Club features a stunning par-72 golf course designed by Denis Griffiths. The course is as visually beautiful as it is challenging, with water coming into play on nine holes and artistic waterfalls, distinctive stone walls, and beautiful hardwoods all designed to flow with the natural, rolling terrain of the land. St Marlo's championship golf course was ranked in the Top 3 of Atlanta's best daily fee golf courses by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution and Georgia Golf News, and made the Top 10 "Best New Courses," according to Golf Digest.
About Affiniti Golf Partners Affiniti Golf Partners, LLC, is an Atlanta-based golf management company, whose partners and principals have broad experience building, owning, and operating 70-plus clubs across the United States. The company currently manages 20 golf properties, with more than 1,400 employees. Affiniti Golf brings expertise to all aspects of golf and country club community functions, including golf operations, merchandising, advertising and public relations, membership sales, food and beverage, construction, maintenance, finance, administration and real estate sales. It also has its own proprietary training division, Affiniti Universiti, which leads company members forward in their personal and professional development. For more information contact Affiniti Golf Partners at 678-679-0523 or visit online at www.affinitigolf.com.