2017 Resort Merchandiser of the Year - Jim Lombardo, PGA
Before the state of Wisconsin enjoys their first ever U.S. Open this summer at Erin Hills, the club and its staff will have to take a few moments to enjoy their second WPGA Merchandiser of the Year honor. Taking home the award for the facility is their Head Professional, Jim Lombardo. Lombardo and Erin Hills prior honor came on the Public Merchandiser side of things in 2013, before they built their onsite lodging options.
Leading the way for the club’s merchandising operation is Lombardo and buyer, Stephanie Williams. The impressive operation has only gotten better from year to year as they lead up to the U.S. Open. With the help of the U.S. Open branding and some additional staff presence on the shop floor, the club was able to increase their merchandise dollar spent per round by over $13 from the previous season. The even more notable accomplishment was the fact that it was the fourth straight season that that figure had increased substantially.
“We are very much honored to win this award and it feels great to know that our mission and our plan for success in our golf shop is working,” Lombardo said. “It is a lot of fun to share this award with our staff, especially Ms. Stephanie Williams, who has done a tremendous job coordinating and managing our golf shop.”
Lombardo has been on staff with Erin Hills as the head professional since the club opened in 2006. Prior to assuming his position he was the head professional at Olde Highlander GC and also spent time as an assistant professional at Ozaukee CC, Desert Mountain and Troon North GC.
Table of Contents1 - Background / Process
2 - 2017 Golf Professional of the Year - Michael O'Reilly, PGA
3 - 2017 Teacher of the Year - David Roesch, PGA
4 - 2017 Assistant Professional of the Year - Scott Walecki
5 - 2017 Youth Player Development Award - Bob Feller, PGA
6 - 2017 Horton Smith Award - Danny Rainbow, PGA
7 - 2017 Player Development Award - Jeff Ellingson, PGA
8 - 2017 Bill Strausbaugh Award - Joel Weitz, PGA
9 - 2017 Private Merchandiser of the Year - Vince Pulizzano, PGA
10 - 2017 Public Merchandiser of the Year - Andrew Barrett, PGA
11 - 2017 Resort Merchandiser of the Year - Jim Lombardo, PGA
12 - 2016 OMEGA Player of the Year - Ryan Helminen, PGA
13 - 2016 OMEGA Senior Player of the Year - Jim Schuman, PGA
14 - 2016 OMEGA Assistant Player of the Year - Andrew Troyanek
15 - 2017 Honorary Member - Ron Hurab
16 - 2017 Honorary Member - Thor Lundgren