Lost Plantation Golf Club, the Rincon city-owned municipal golf course, announced the hiring of Paul Johnson, PGA, as head golf professional, according to Seth Zeigler, the director of golf at Lost Plantation.
“We are excited to have Paul Johnson join our team,” Zeigler said. “Based on his outstanding record of accomplishments, we are confident that he will continue the growth the course has experienced and create a strong instructional program that will benefit the residents of Rincon.”
Johnson said he intends to initiate a first-class instructional program, especially junior golfers.
“I cannot express my excitement in coming to Lost Plantation,” he said. “Seth Zeigler and his team have done a wonderful job building the course infrastructure and creating an atmosphere where people want to play golf here. I am looking to continue the club’s growth and offer additional benefits to the residents of Rincon and surrounding communities of Effingham County.”
Johnson brings more than 18 years of golf industry experience. Most recently, he spent over seven years at Lake Forest Yacht and Country Club in Daphne, Ala. While serving as the head golf professional at Lake Forest, he earned the Dixie PGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year in 2008 and the U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Junior Golf Instructors in the Country in 2013.
A competitive golfer since the age 13, the 42-year old Johnson majored in business administration/marketing at Huntingdon College. While at Huntingdon, he earned first-team all-American honors twice and won two team NAIA national championships.
Johnson will be joined by his wife, Michelle, and three children.
For more information about Lost Plantation Golf Club, contact Johnson, at 826-2092, or visit www.LostPlantationGolfClub.com.