Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Matthew D. Schulze of Kingsmill Resort Named 2017 Professional of the Year by the PGA

(WILLIAMSBURG, VA) – Matthew Schulze has been named the 2017 Middle Atlantic PGA Professional of the Year, the highest honor paid to an active PGA Professional. Currently, Schulze is the Tournament Director for the LPGA Kingsmill Championship and serves as the President of the Middle Atlantic PGA. This high honor bestows special recognition on a PGA Professional for overall performance to include leadership, service and promotion of the game of golf.

Growing up in Oak Lawn, Illinois, Schulze helped his High School golf team win the conference title three times in four years before earning a full golf scholarship to the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, where he played collegiate golf all four years.

After graduating from UW-Green Bay with a Business degree, Schulze worked as an Assistant Professional in Dallas, Texas. In 1998, he relocated to the Middle Atlantic section where he served as the Assistant Professional at The Country Club of Virginia for six years. During this tenure, he participated in the PGA’s Middle Atlantic section and was elected to the southern chapter board before receiving the section’s Assistant of the Year award in 2002.

With this experience, Schulze earned the head Professional position at Richmond Country Club (RCC), where he worked from 2004 through 2013. During this time, he received the specialty certification in Golf Operations, one of the first 100 professionals to do so. As the Head Pro, he knew the importance of keeping things fresh for his membership and the importance of trying new things. In 2011, he and the facility were ranked in the Top 100 Facilities in the PGA for Growing the Game, due to his commitment to run each of the PGA’s “Grow the Game” offerings at RCC.

In 2008, Schulze initiated the Eagle Classic Tournament, an LPGA Symmetra Tour Event, at RCC, which led him to his current role as Tournament Director for the LPGA Kingsmill Championship at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, a position he has enjoyed for the past four years.

Kingsmill Resort is the only AAA Four Diamond condominium resort in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. The resort’s one- to three-bedroom condominiums, with kitchens and spacious living areas, are ideal for golfers. For more information, visit www.kingsmill.com for specific details or call (800) 832-5665.

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