I would like to introduce myself; I am Jim Ironside, I have joined the team here at Alburg Golf Links as the new PGA Head Golf Professional. Here is a little background on myself, I am from Oneida, NY in between Syracuse and Utica and currently still reside there. I have worked in the golf business since I was a high school sophomore and have been playing this great game since I was 8 years old.
I am a 2004 graduate of Oneida High School and received my college education at SUNY Delhi and graduated 2008 from their Professional Golf Management Program with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. While at Delhi I completed internships at The Yahnundasis Golf Club in New Hartford, NY and Brook Lea Country Club in Rochester, NY. In 2009, I was the Assistant Golf Professional at Teugega Country Club in Rome, NY. I worked a winter season at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida. Grand Cypress is a 45 hole Jack Nicklaus designed facility and has previously hosted men’s and women’s tour events. For the past four years I was the PGA Assistant Golf Professional at Kanon Valley Country Club in my hometown of Oneida, NY. During those four years I completed my PGA Apprenticeship and was elected to membership in May of 2013 and also I was voted as the 2012 Central New York PGA Assistant Professional of the Year.
So far Luke and Diane have been very happy to welcome me into the Alburg Golf Links team. I will be bring all of my skills to give you the golfers at AGL a professional golf operation, in these skills I will be providing are golf lessons, club fitting, club repair, tournament operations, fully stocked golf shop, opportunities to win golf shop credit, rules of golf expert, junior golf program, etc. If you have any question please feel free to contact me, via email. During the winter, I referee youth and high school level basketball once the basketball season is over at the end of February, I will be deciding on when to come up to the club. I look forward to meeting and serving all of you that play at Alburg Golf Links. Hopefully, we have a mild end to the winter and we can start the season early. Please check back on the website periodically as I will be posting lesson rates and specials, clinics and club repair specials.