Professional Golf Management Staff

Jim Lees

James R. Lees, Jr., PGA
Program Course Instructor and Advisor, Internship and Player Development Coordinator

James Lees has been part of the professional staff for the program since 2008. James is the primary advisor for all program students.  He currently teaches courses for students in the Professional Golf Management, Golf and Sports Turf Management and Recreation and Sports Facility Management programs.  Courses taught include: Intermediate Teaching of Golf, Advanced Teaching of Golf, Sports Human Resource Management, Introduction to Turfgrass Management, Golf Course Planning and Design, Budgeting and Planning for Sports Operations, Golf Merchandising and Golf Shop Operations. He manages all of the internships within the program. He is also responsible for creating player development programs, which enhance the program student's playing ability, a necessary skill to become a certified golf professional. James is also the PGA Teaching Professional at The College Golf Course at Delhi.

Before joining the PGM staff, James had eighteen years of experience in the golf industry. From 2000-2008 he was a full-time PGA Teaching Professional at the United States Golf Academy in Plymouth, IN and conducted golf instructional programs at various golf facilities throughout northwest Indiana. During the winter months, he helped manage the golf pro shop at Dick's Sporting Goods' South Bend, IN location. Before becoming a golf teaching professional, he had golf club management experience at White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point, IN, Long Beach Country Club, Michigan City, IN, and the Golf Club at Hidden Valley Resort, Somerset, PA.

James has a Master of Science Degree in Sport Management from the State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland.   He played NCAA Division II golf at Slippery Rock University, PA where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management. He is originally from Mars, PA, a northern suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. He currently resides in DeLancey, NY.

Dave Arehart

David Arehart, PGA
Head Golf Professional/General Manager,College Golf Course at Delhi
Men's Golf Coach

Dave Arehart began his tenure as the Head Golf Professional at The College Golf Course at Delhi in 1998, and was elevated to the role of General Manager. Prior to moving to Delhi, he served as First Assistant Golf Professional at The Winchester Country Club, in Winchester, VA for nine years. He has been a Class A member of The Professional Golfer's Association of America since 1996. Under Dave's direction, The College Golf Course at Delhi has gained a reputation as the area's premier golf and teaching facility.

Dave served as golf coach at his alma mater, Shenandoah University, from 1992 to 1997. He has served as SUNY Delhi Bronco's head golf coach since 1998 and led the Broncos' transition from a two-year NJCAA program to a highly competitive four-year NAIA squad. The team competes on a national scale and has captured more than 15 team titles and four NAIA Region X Championships. Delhi golfers have qualified to compete at both the NJCAA and NAIA National Championships. 

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