Director of Golf & Instruction at the Wintergreen Resort. Geoff is a Certified Professional in Golf Operations and the 2016 MAPGA Merchandiser of the Year (Resort category). The former Director of Instruction at PGA National Resort & Spa located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Geoff also worked at the Tam-O-Shanter Club located on Long Island, NY.
Geoff's Instructional background includes numerous game and player development golf schools and lessons at both PGA National Resort and Wintergreen Resort. Geoff is also a 2018 Member of the Titleist Golf Professional Staff.
Geoff’s playing experience has taken him around the country and currently is the 2017 Maryland Senior Open Champion. In 2016, Geoff finished T-8 in the Professional division of the VSGA's Senior Open of Virginia and also finished runner up in the 2014 MAPGA Senior Match Play Championship. Geoff holds the course record of 63 on Stoney Creek's Tuckahoe and Monocan nines.
Head Professional at Devils Knob, Matt is a native of Central Virginia and James Madison University graduate with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Sports Management and Administration. Prior to Wintergreen, Matt graduated from the Golf Academy of America in Orlando, Florida and also worked at Timacuan Country Club in Lake Mary, Florida.
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Well respected in the golf industry, Fred Biggers has a wealth of experience collected over the past 30 years at major destination resorts, private courses, multi-course facilities and public courses – all of which he blends into the oversight of two golf courses at Wintergreen Resort. Biggers has shown a special talent for preparing courses for tournament competition, meeting PGA Tour standards, as well as setting up for major amateur and junior national events throughout the Carolinas.
He prepared Stoney Creek for the Canadian Tour’s 2003 and 2004 Lewis Chitengwa Memorial Tournament. He was selected for Golfdom Magazine’s Superintendent Mentoring Award in 1993, one of four superintendents nationally chosen for their efforts to educate and mentor young golf course superintendents. A member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America since 1976 (certified in 1986), Biggers has served on the board of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, including a term as president in 1991. A member of the Virginia Turfgrass Foundation Board of Directors since 2000, Biggers was elected to a four-year term as president in 2005.
Fred was recently recognized for Distinguished Service by the Virginia Golf Course Superintendents for 2016. The award is given to a member who has given his time unselfishly in promoting golf course management and Fred certainly fits the bill. He is passionate about turf and has the years of experience and dedication to provide Wintergreen golfers with two golf courses to be proud of. Click here for the full story.