The Pro Shop

Jim RossiThe Austin Family is pleased to welcome James Rossi, Class A PGA and new Head Golf Professional at Winding Brook Country Club.

Jim comes to us from central New York, but has traveled across the country cultivating his trade and learning the true importance of customer service. So much that as a supervisor of  an award-winning staff of 20, his team of Guest service was rated #5 in the world – Golf Digest – Arizona National Golf Club. It was also Voted 100 best golf shops in America – GSO magazine – Arizona National GC.

It is no surprise with his past accomplishments in customer service that you will find an affable and enthusiastic golf professional. Beyond awards and established achievements in customer relations, Jim’s travels have afforded him exposure to PGA and Championship tours which offered access to distinguished play. He even caddied 9 holes for Arnold Palmer who, interestingly enough, played Winding Brook in 1964. Ask him about his experience!

Jim prides himself on his development of junior programs in which he once increased youth play by 80%. Additionally, he organized a wonderful program called “First Swing” which introduced physically challenged players to the game of golf.

You will quickly discover his joy of the game and his desire to increase others’ abilities on the course. Ask him about lessons!

As Jim looks to the future, he hopes to develop the junior program here in Columbia County. He’s also excited about implementing a couples league and themed events. He’s just getting started, so there is time to incorporate his wonderful plans and ideas! For now, he’s simply excited to get started and wants to extend a heartfelt thanks to not only the Austin Family for making him feel so welcome, but to so many of the members and those from the outside who have played. He appreciates the combination of the private versus the public aspect.

If you have any questions about merchandise, club fitting, golf lessons, or league/tournament prize packages, please call us at 518.758.9117.

*****The Austin Family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Pro Shop Assistants – Leon Meyer and John Rybka – for not only their hard work over the past 12 years, but for the sacrifices they’ve made during those times. Sundays, holidays, missed family engagements and then some, so that our Pro Shop could run smoothly and on schedule! We deeply appreciate your dedication and loyalty and look forward to the next 12 years and beyond with Jim Rossi as our new Head Golf Professional. THANK YOU!*****

If you have any questions about merchandise, club fitting, golf lessons, or league/tournament prize packages, please call us at  518.758.9117.

We’re truly excited about starting this next chapter at the Winding Brook Pro Shop!