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Name

Michael Assey

Title

Head Golf Professional, PGA Class A Certification

Michael was raised in Charleston, South Carolina. He was introduced to golf at the age of 10, learning the game from his Dad, which began a lifelong passion. He attended Erskine College from 2010 to 2014 and graduated with a degree in Political Science. Michael made the Erskine College golf team as a scholarship player and was a 2-time MVP. In 2016, he earned East Chapter player of the year award and won the Chapter Championship. Michael also helped the Georgia PGA defend the Assistants Cup against the Tennessee PGA. In 2019, Michael earned his Class A PGA certification while working as an Assistant Golf Professional at Wilmington Island Club. We are proud to have Michael as our Head Professional here at Savannah Country Club. Michael’s passion for the game, and his dedication to the Club and its members gives him much joy each day.

Name

Zach Pretzer

Title

Associate Professional

Zach grew up in Macomb, Michigan. Much of his childhood was consumed by basketball, until his senior year of high school when he began playing competitive golf. This sparked a passion for the golf industry. Zach majored in Sports Management at Northwood University. With his first opportunity in golf he interned with the Callaway/Meijer Junior Golf Tour, where he traveled around Michigan hosting junior events. After graduation he worked with Octagon and the LPGA as the Assistant Volunteer Coordinator at the inaugural Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. Zach is excited to enter the PGA Associates Program as the next step in his career. Zach was hired here at Savannah Country Club as an Assistant Golf Professional, and his goal is to expand his knowledge and experience in the golf industry, while focusing on operations and tournaments. He is very excited to be in Georgia and is looking forward to building relationships with members as well as growing his passion for golf.

Name

Mark Abuls

Title

Associate Professional

Mark grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Just like many others, he was introduced to golf by his dad around the age of 10. What began as a hobby grew into a passion, to the point that while pursuing a degree in political science at The Ohio State University, he decided to change majors to pursue golf full time through the professional golf management program. Since starting his career in the golf industry, he has worked at a variety of facilities including both private and public. Most notably, spending the last two years as an Assistant Golf Professional at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin - the most recent host of the Ryder Cup. Mark is excited to get started at Savannah Country Club as an assistant golf professional. He looks forward to expanding his knowledge and experience in teaching and continuing to build lasting relationships with the incredible membership.

Name

Kevin Braswell

Title

Associate Professional