Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Oglebay Resort and Wheeling Park Golf Name Danny Ackerman General Manager

(WHEELING, WV) – Oglebay Resort and Wheeling Park, managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG), has named Danny Ackerman as General Manager of golf operations, representing a homecoming for the 25-year member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America.

A Wheeling, WV native, Ackerman will build upon Oglebay and Wheeling Park’s storied golf history to guide the brand for the next generation. He will oversee all golf activities at Oglebay, which includes three 18-hole courses, a nine-hole, par 3 course and driving range, as well as nine-hole Bloch Memorial Golf Course at Wheeling Park.

Working with BCG regional and national teams, Ackerman will direct course maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising and golf programming to benefit golfer experiences and rounds played.  He and his team will reinforce and expand Oglebay Resort and Wheeling Park’s reputation as a popular community outlet and “go-to” golf destination.

“Danny’s high golf IQ and leadership will mesh well with his tremendous passion for Wheeling,” says Nick Bednar, BCG Regional Director of Operations.  “It will shine through to his team, our guests and the entire community.”

Born and raised in Wheeling, Ackerman started playing golf with his father at Wheeling Park’s 9-hole course when he was seven years old. He starred on the Wheeling Park golf team before captaining the West Virginia University golf team.

“I’m honored and excited to return home to Wheeling, the place that inspired my lifelong love of golf,” says Ackerman. “With Billy Casper Golf’s strong guest and employee service programs, and its modern marketing approach, we will strengthen the Ohio Valley’s golf offering now and for the future.”

Ackerman comes to Oglebay from The Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio where he was General Manager.  Formerly known as Longaberger Golf Club, it was one of Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” and ranked No. 1 in Ohio on Golfweek’s “Best Courses State-by-State” list. He also worked in North Carolina at U.S. Open host Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, and at Nike Tour host Quail Hollow Resort & Country Club in Ohio.

More information: www.oglebay.com, 304.241.2545

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