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Our team of golf professionals will assist you in improving your game and refining your technique.

To register for golf instruction or learn more about the programs, call the Golf Shop at 407-396-3199 and speak with the team.

  • Kevin Baker
    Director of Golf

    Kevin Baker, Director of Golf

    Kevin is originally from Fargo North Dakota where he grew up learning the game of golf.  He started his career and apprenticeship at PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens Florida, the home of the PGA of America.  After earning his Class A PGA certification, Kevin has had the opportunity to manage and oversee several high profile properties including the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida.    In 2002 he settled in at Reunion Resort as its first Head Golf Professional and was instrumental in the Resorts award winning status and reputation as one of the finest 54 facilities in the country.   Now serving as Director of Golf Operations, he is active in the resorts daily operations and also is an integral part of the North Florida PGA Section Office which currently calls Reunion its permanent headquarters.    

  • Jake Etherton
    Head Golf Professional

    Jake Etherton, Head Golf Professional

    Jake began his career as a Golf Cart Attendant at a private club in his home town of Winter Haven, FL., Lake Ashton Golf Club. Working part time and playing college golf at Warner University, he worked towards becoming an Assistant Golf Professional.  Jake then moved his career to Reunion Resort in 2012 as an Assistant Golf Professional, and is now the Head Golf Professional.

    During his time off, he’s either on a course, or fishing somewhere on the water. Each year he is sure to make time to play in tournaments with the North Florida PGA, and was the winner of the 2015 Assistant Golf Professional Championship.

  • Will Young
    1st Assistant Golf Professional

    Will Young, 1st Assistant Golf Professional

    Will has been working in the golf industry since age 15. He began working on the grounds crew at Thornberry Creek in Green Bay, Wisconsin where he was raised. In 2010, he made the move to Orlando, Florida to attend the Professional Golfers Career College where he graduated with honors and received a degree in Professional Golf Management.

    Shortly after graduation, Will was hired for part time work in the golf shop at Reunion Resort. After a short period he had moved himself up the ladder to where he is today. Will has remained at Reunion Resort for his entire career in Florida thus far. 

    His ability to communicate with members, and guests, and dedication to growing the game within himself and others has contributed to his success and accomplishments. He enjoys playing competitive golf just as much as teaching. He has become very involved in the North Florida PGA section events and enjoy making himself visible through playing in competitive tournaments as well as with the Reunion Resort members. Whether he is teaching or playing, Will’s love for the game of golf is evident in his daily life which helps those he is working with become more enthusiastic to work towards a common goal.

  • Alan Bailey
    Assistant Golf Professional

    Alan Bailey , Assistant Golf Professional

    Alan Bailey's golf career started in 1996 in England when he turned professional at the age of 18. After three years of study Alan graduated in the top 2% of his class, earning a Titleist and Foot-Joy scholarship, becoming a fully qualified Class "A" PGA member in February 2000.  He spent the next few years enjoying a successful teaching and playing career with highlights such as winning the Hertfordshire PGA Championship in 2001 and representing Hertfordshire County PGA as a player from 2002 to 2006.

    The winter of 2006 saw Alan leave the cold English weather and head for Florida in search of a warmer climate in which to compete.

    Alan became a member of the Reunion team in February 2009 and joined the Golf Professional's staff in January 2011.  He has built a remarkable rapport with members and guests alike and teaching and playing golf are still very much his passion.

    Alan is happily married, has two great boys and lives in Davenport, not far from Reunion.  When he's not teaching or playing golf Alan likes spending time with his family, swimming, playing board games, reading, listening to music and watching movies.

  • Mike Henry
    Assistant Golf Professional

    Mike Henry, Assistant Golf Professional

    Mike has been involved in the golf industry since the age of 12. He started as a cart attendant at Sagamore Country Club in North Hampton, New Hampshire. Shortly after that, Mike worked at Abenaqui Country Club based out of Rye Beach, New Hampshire as a caddy for a few years.

    During the summer while in high school, Mike worked for the First Tee Program as an instructor for 6 years, promoting the game of golf to kids from ages 5-16. After moving to Florida in 2013, Mike finished with a degree in Business/Professional Golf Management to help pursue his aspirations of becoming a Director of Golf/ Head Golf Professional.

    After Mike finished school, he started outside at Reunion Resort in the fall of 2014, and has moved up the chain to one of the Assistant Golf Professional’s at the resort. Mike’s goal is to help improve the game as best as possible as well as becoming more established as a teaching professional.

  • Ryan Hilton
    Golf Shop Attendant

    Ryan Hilton, Golf Shop Attendant

    Ryan was born and raised in the ‘Frozen Tundra’ of Burlington, Wisconsin. Graduating with three degrees from Ashford University, Ryan put the ‘Student’ in “Student athlete.” Playing and competing all four years on the golf team, Ryan holds multiple school records highlighted by a numerous Top 10’s and a lone Victory. Ryan was an Academic All American twice and graduated with honors.

                Shortly after graduating Ryan turned Professional. He took his talents to Italy, in attempts to qualify for the European Tour. After coming up unsuccessful, Ryan knew he had to move somewhere that he could practice all year round. Ryan found himself at Reunion Ryan has been dedicating his time to improving his own golf game and uses his passion to influence others to improve theirs as well.

  • Justin Inclema
    Assistant Golf Professional

    Justin Inclema, Assistant Golf Professional

    Justin has been in the golf business for 5 years. He started working at Eaglebrooke country club in the city he grew up in, Lakeland, FL. He started out as a Cart attendant which he worked for 2 years. Then he went into the program and became an Assistant Golf Professional. He moved his career to Reunion in 2014 as an Assistant Golf Professional. During his time off Justin enjoys playing golf and spending time with family and friends. In his senior year in high school he was named Player of the year in his district. Justin also competes in the North Florida Section events. 

  • Jubal Jerik
    Golf Supervisor

    Jubal Jerik, Golf Supervisor

    Jubal has been an established member of the Professional Golfers Association of America for over 16 years. His expansive golf career includes 29 years in the industry ranging from Head golf professional to notch instructor in both Ohio and Florida.

     Jubal's extensive and respected teaching methods have helped hundreds of students flourish, excel and ultimately enjoy the game of golf. His one on one sessions make the golf swing simple and easy to understand with his excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and easy to understand methods. Jubal also specializes in video instruction.

    Jubal resides in Florida with his wife Sue. He has competed on various mini-tour events, has an established course record at Tangelwood country club in Ohio and currently competes in tournaments in the North Florida PGA section.

  • Matt Mortell
    Assistant Golf Professional

    Matt Mortell, Assistant Golf Professional

    Matt moved down to Florida in 2014 where he finished his degree and started his career in the golf industry. He started working in the pro shop here at Reunion in 2015 where he’s continued his learning of the system in outside operations as well. He has his future sights set on entering the PGA Program to continue his career even further here at Reunion.

    He brings an enthusiastic approach to every guest and member interaction he has. The love for the game and business that Matt displays makes it easy to see his eagerness to learn every day. Matt hopes his desire to grow the game paired with his passion for the resort will make him a successful teaching pro in the near future here at Reunion for a long time.

  • Eric Sargent
    Assistant Golf Professional

    Eric Sargent, Assistant Golf Professional

    Eric is originally from San Antonio, Texas but grew up in the central Florida area.  He spent most of his childhood on the golf course as it was part of the family business.  After completing his Associates degree at community college he decided to make golf his career.  Eric worked throughout the service industry while studying and working under his father, Rick Sargent, PGA at Kissimmee Golf Club.
     

    In 2011 Eric began his work here at Reunion Resort, exceling from outside operations into the pro-shop.  His enthusiasm for teaching and love for the game go unmatched.  Eric continues to work on his own game and strives to share his passion with others.

    Some of his most recent accomplishments include:  2nd Place finish in the 2014 PGA Chapter Championship, 2014 top 10 player of the year NFPGA Section, and qualified for the 2017 Professional National Championship.  Currently, Eric is an Assistant Golf Professional and one of the top instructors. 

  • William Tully
    Golf Operations Manager

    William Tully, Golf Operations Manager