Club and Resort Business Features Wycliffe’s Golf Course Maintenance Director, Shannon Wheeler
In December 2014, Wycliffe Golf & Country Club was very fortunate to have hired Shannon Wheeler as the new Golf Course Maintenance Director. After working in the golf industry for over 25 years, Shannon has risen to the top of the corporate ladder. Just recently, Club & Resort Business, a media publication that talks about many facets of the private club industry, featured Shannon to talk a little bit about his career, from his beginnings at Eagle Crest Golf Course all the way to Wycliffe.
Starting out in his career, Shannon knocked down many doors to find the right fit for himself in the golf industry. Beginning to work in a cart barn, practically shaped his career without him even knowing it. From there, Shannon decided to pursue a degree from North Carolina State University, majoring in Turfgrass Management and at the same time, working at Carolina Country Club as their Irrigation Technician under the direction of Bob Rogers, who praised Shannon for his dedication to learning his job and his ability to grow in the industry. Besides learning about turf management and maintenance, he also finished up his business degree, which to this day, Shannon says, “Looking back, it was a good decision. The job today is so much more than managing turf. The business degree has been very helpful.”
Today, Shannon is more than just the Director of Golf Course Maintenance for Wycliffe Golf & Country Club. He proudly serves as the President of the Palm Beach County Golf Course Superintendents Association. This organization represents superintendents who come together to share industry information, offers educational programs and supports numerous charitable causes.
As a Club, we are very proud of Shannon’s accomplishments since his arrival in 2014. Being featured in Club & Resort Business Magazine, is just another stepping stone for Shannon and his career. To read the article in it’s entirety, please click here.
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