October 11, 2005 – Birmingham, AL – Honours Golf Company announced today the promotion of Jim Schmid to director of golf operations at Bay Point Resort’s Golf Club located in Bay Point, Florida. Honours Golf Company currently manages the 36-hole resort golf facility.
Prior to joining Bay Point, Schmid served as head golf professional for the highly acclaimed World Golf Village’s King and Bear and Slammer and Squire golf courses in St. Augustine, Florida where he oversaw daily golf and tournament operations and spearheaded the company-wide annual Honours Cup. Schmid, a Class A4 PGA Member, comes to his new position with over 16 years experience in the golf industry. His career in the industry includes both resort and private courses in Georgia, Colorado, Southern California and Florida.
In his new position, Schmid will manage the operations for the resort golf facility and play an integral role in the development of Bay Point Resort’s membership, construction of the new clubhouse and re-design of the new Pate Signature course.
"Jim exudes the leadership, customer service skills, golf operations experience and creativity that will take Bay Point Resort’s Golf Club to the next level," said Rob Shults, president of Honours Golf. "Combined with his experience in private and resort clubs, Jim is a great fit for the resort and we’re lucky to have him as a team member."
The Bay Point Resort, located minutes from the beaches in Panama City, offers 36-holes of championship golf. The Meadows Course renovated in 2004 offers a classic design epitomizing country club golf. It continues to be a popular choice for members, hotel guests and locals. The Nicklaus Course, formerly known as Lagoon Legend, opened to rave reviews on September 17, 2005 and is the first Nicklaus Design course in Northwest Florida.
For more information regarding Bay Point Resort’s golf courses call (850) 235-6950 or visit www.baypointgolf.com.
About Bay Point Resort
Nestled on a 1,100-acre wildlife sanctuary overlooking beautiful St. Andrews Bay, the resort offers a Marriott hotel with 356 newly renovated guest rooms (including 78 suites), 36 holes of championship golf, four restaurants, deep-sea fishing, tennis, four pools (one indoor/three outdoor), along with a private bay beach area which allows direct access to many of the resort’s water sports. Bay Point was recently awarded the 2005 Greens of Distinction Award by Corporate & Incentive Travel.
For more information about any of the amenities or facilities at Bay Point Marriott Resort, please contact the sales office at 800.874.7105, call 800.644.2650 or visit online at www.MarriottBayPoint.com.
About Honours Golf
Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Honours Golf Company manages many premier golf facilities in the Southeast including: World Golf Village’s Slammer and Squire and King and Bear, St. Augustine, Florida; Limestone Springs Golf Club, Oneonta, Alabama; Farmlinks Golf Club, Sylacauga, Alabama; Kelly Plantation, Destin, Florida; and Bay Point, Panama City, Florida. For more information, visit www.honoursgolf.com or call 1 (866) HONOURS.
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