Keith Reese Promoted to General Manager of Valhalla Golf Club
By Community | January 23, 2013
The PGA of America has promoted Keith Reese, the longtime PGA head professional at historic Valhalla Golf Club, in Louisville, Ky., to the role of General Manager.
Reese will oversee the facility’s operations, memberships and staff, as Valhalla prepares to host the 96th PGA Championship in 2014.
Reese, the 2008 Kentucky PGA Section Golf Professional of the Year and the Section’s PGA Merchandiser of the Year for Private Facilities in 1999, 2000 and 2001, has served Valhalla for nearly 25 years as PGA head professional and originally as PGA first assistant professional. He will manage all aspects of the club, including its activities and relations with its members, guests, employees, community, government and industry.
Regularly ranked as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” by Golf Digest, Valhalla Golf Club is owned and operated by The PGA of America. Valhalla has hosted the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championship, 2008 Ryder Cup, 2004 and 2011 Senior PGA Championship and the 2002 PGA Professional National Championship. The 96th PGA Championship will be held at Valhalla Golf Club, Aug. 4-10, 2014.
“Keith Reese is a highly respected PGA Professional at Valhalla Golf Club,” said PGA Chief Executive Officer Pete Bevacqua. “He has served The PGA of America and Valhalla members for nearly a quarter-century, while leading the golf staff in staging some of the most compelling events in PGA history. We are thrilled that Keith will oversee the management of Valhalla, in order to provide the highest quality golf experience for its members and guests, while furthering the Club’s standing as one of the world’s premier private facilities.”
A 1987 graduate of Augusta (Ga.) College, Reese was elected to PGA membership in 1992. He has obtained advanced education in the PGA Certified Professional Program, with certifications in Executive Management, General Management and Golf Operations.