Phoenix Country Club Pro Shop in “Top 100”
Golf World Magazine Awards Phoenix Country Club Pro Shop “Top 100” Status
Phoenix, AZ – The Phoenix Country Club, an iconic landmark in the heart of Phoenix, was named one of the “Top 100 Golf Shops” in the United States by Golf World magazine. The award, given to 100 Pro Shops annually since 1986, is designed to recognize excellence in the golf retail segment. Criteria used for judging the best include total sales, promotions and merchandise selection available to members as well as the customer service provided by the Pro Shop staff.
According to Adam Brigham, Phoenix Country Club Head Golf Professional, the shop’s level of service is the greatest asset to the Pro Shop. Their high level of service and distinction is credited to the fact that as a private club, their Pro Shop team focuses on building relationships with members and tailoring everything to their needs. “It is our presentation and service expertise that sets us apart; we work closely with people we know so we are able to truly understand their needs and give them excellent, personalized attention,” Brigham said.
The Golf World award is not the first received by the PCC team; Adam also received the 2010 Southwest Section Professional Golfers Association (PGA) “Merchandiser of the Year for Private Facilities” this past January.
Phoenix Country Club Golf Professional Earns PGA Master Status
Byron Shultz, the Director of Instruction at the Phoenix Country Club, recently earned the title of PGA Master Professional of Instruction, a distinction currently held by only 186 PGA members in the world. The PGA Masters Professionals program was created to recognize PGA members who continuously strive to improve as golf professionals and maintain the highest degree of excellence for themselves and their operations.
“By earning this certification, Byron has even more credibility. He isn’t just a member of the PGA, he is now a member of a select group of just a few hundred in the world,” said Phoenix Country Club General Manager Pat LaRocca. Founded in 1899, the Phoenix Country Club (PCC) has seen many of the city’s most influential people enjoy its amenities and activities throughout the years. It is a private club offering an 18-hole golf course, tennis, swimming, fitness center and full-service clubhouse.
Steeped in tradition with a heritage of excellence, Golf Connoisseur Magazine recently rated PCC as one of the “Top 100 Most Prestigious Golf Clubs in America.” PCC was chosen for “the ultimate mix of course, history, membership, tradition and class.” In 2009, PCC was selected by its peers as a Platinum Club of America. It has a redesigned golf course by Tom Lehman and John Fought that harkens back to the traditional city courses of yesteryear.
To learn more about Phoenix Country Club and its membership programs, visit: www.phoenixcc.org