Pound Ridge Golf Club Announces Brad Worthington as Director of Golf Operations
(POUND RIDGE, N.Y.) – Pound Ridge Golf Club – legendary Pete Dye’s modern marvel in Westchester County – announces acclaimed PGA Professional Brad Worthington as its new director of golf operations.
Coming off a successful 2019 golf season as director of golf instruction at Pound Ridge, Worthington will expand his role across the day-to-day golf operations at the premier public facility. This June, Pound Ridge will host the prestigious 73rd annual Metropolitan Golf Association Public Links Championship.
Worthington has long been recognized as one the leading golf instructors in the Northeast U.S. In 2016, he was named “Metropolitan Section PGA Professional of the Year.” Previously, he was director of golf at New York City’s Trump Golf Links as well as head golf professional at both Brooklawn Country Club (Fairfield, CT) and Atlantic Golf Club (Bridgehampton, N.Y.).
“Brad’s vast expertise and industry experience will help further our position as one of the top public golf facilities in the region,” says Ken Wang, owner of Pound Ridge. “He will not only continue to help foster our commitment to excellence in golf instruction, he will additionally be instrumental in our ongoing quest to provide our guests with a pure top-level golf experience on Pete Dye’s only design in the state of New York.”
Worthington additionally served on the PGA National Diversity Committee in 2009 and 2010. He currently serves as facilities advisor for the First Tee of Connecticut. He is a longtime contributor to GOLF Channel, Sirius XM, PGA Magazine and The Met Golfer. Worthington has been honored 11 times by Golf Digest in its annual “Best in State” instructor rankings.
“I am honored to continue in my new role with one of the most prominent public golf courses in the country,” says Worthington. “The business of golf is evolving rapidly and we look forward to keeping Pound Ridge at the pinnacle of creating a true country club experience for the daily fee player.”
Pound Ridge is carved from 172 acres of beautiful countryside – including dramatic cliffs, streams and wooded, rolling hills into a fun and challenging par-72 course. The course features five sets of tees ranging from 5,151 to 7,165 yards providing challenges and fun for golfers of all skill levels. Among its unforgettable holes is the dramatic par-5 13th which is home to “Pete’s Rock,” a giant boulder that rests in the middle of the fairway.
For more information, or to book a tee time or instruction lesson with Brad Worthington, please call 914.764.5771 or visit www.poundridgegolf.com.
About Pound Ridge Golf Club
Opened in 2008, Pound Ridge Golf Club is the only course in New York designed by the legendary Pete Dye. Located in Westchester County, it is less than an hour north of New York City and minutes from Stamford and Greenwich, Connecticut. Pound Ridge Golf Club is the premier high-end, public course in the metropolitan New York area.
Pound Ridge Golf Club is a full bentgrass facility, hewn from 172 acres of magnificent cliffs, streams and wooded hills. Dramatic rock formations and boulders were left onsite, creating one of the most visually stunning settings for golf in the United States. More than 14,000-linear-feet of rock wall surrounds trees, wetlands and water hazards. These frame contoured fairways wind through hardwood forests and fescue mounds leading to open meadows with picturesque green complexes.
Fans of Dye will find all the legendary designer’s renowned touches on display: dramatic mounding, rhythmic routing and subtle deception meld to create an imminently challenging and fair golf experience. Pound Ridge Golf Club reflects the best in contemporary course design and is unique in a region filled with classic courses.
The par-72 Pound Ridge Golf Club measures 7,165 yards and houses five sets of tees. It boasts a practice range, short game area and putting green. The property features some of the highest points in Westchester County, with many tee boxes offering expansive vistas of the surrounding countryside. Notable holes include the par-5, 13th – home to “Pete’s Rock,” a giant boulder that rests in the middle of the fairway – and the par-3 15th – dubbed “Headstone” – which is flanked on the right by a large rock outcropping that protrudes into the elongated, 9,000-square-foot green.
In a region filled with classic layouts, Pound Ridge provides golfers with a refreshing and modern course design option. Dye’s signature design elements ¬– dramatic mounding, rhythmic routing and subtle deception – are wonderfully displayed throughout the par-72, 7,165-yard layout, creating a compelling and fair test of golf.
Recent accolades for Pound Ridge Golf Club include:
• “A modern masterpiece” – Men’s Journal
• “Best in State, No. 6, 2018 / 2019” – Golfweek
• “Best Courses Near You, No. 4, 2016 / 2017” – GOLF Magazine
• “No. 1 U.S. Open Worthy Public Course, 2012” – GOLF Magazine
• “No. 1 New York City Area Golf Course, 2010” – AskMen.com
• “America’s Best New Courses, 2009” – Golf Digest
• “New Golf Development of the Year, 2009” – ABTA Golf
• “Top Ten You Can Play, No. 2, 2008” – GOLF Magazine
• “Best New Courses, 2008” – LINKS Magazine