NATIONAL GREENS OF AUSTIN PGA PROFESSIONALS
Jon Zieske, PGA Pro
Jon started as Country Club of Little Rock’s assistant golf professional for much of the 1990s before he was hired in 2004 to oversee the golf operations at The Alotian Club, where he has been the Head Golf Professional and Director of Golf since 2004. Jon won the Louisiana State Amateur in 1989 with his father by his side as his caddie. He was awarded the PGA President’s Council Award for Growing the Game in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010. The award recognizes golf professionals who are “committed to positively affecting the game by playing host to and reporting on adult player developmental programs at golf facilities nationwide.” Jon has won multiple awards as a PGA Golf Professional, to include; Golf Professional of the year for the Arkansas Chapter in 2008, 2009, 2010. He won the South Central PGA Section Golf Professional of the year in 2010. Jon also won the Arkansas Chapter and South Central Section Bill Strausbaugh Award in 2014. Jon served on the board of The First Tee of Central Arkansas for the last several years.
Jeff Hamm, Longhills Golf Club Co-Owner
Mr. Hamm was a 38-year PGA professional and still hits the links in the Super Senior Circuit. He was 1997 South Central PGA Golf Professional of the Year and 1999 Merchandiser of the Year for public facilities. Mr. Hamm is a Benton, Arkansas city council member and organizes charity golf tournaments that benefit area children.
Chris Mayes, Director of Golf: Pleasant Valley Country Club
Mr. Mayes was Memphis chapter PGA Merchandiser of the Year in 2000. He won the same award for the Arkansas chapter PGA in 2005 and the South Central Section PGA in 2006. Mr. Mayes is a long-time Little Rock resident who continues providing ambassador duties to the PGA. He now serves as the Director of Golf at Pleasant Valley Country Club
John Warburton, PGA Pro
Mr. Warbuton is the head golf professional at the Chenal Country Club in Pulaski, Arkansas. The course is regularly ranked in the top-100 of Golf Week magazine rankings. Mr. Warburton is a former pro at Tournament Players Club Network’s Southwind, along with TPC Jasna Polana, located in Princeton, New Jersey.