appliedgolf has recruited and assembled a professional management team with unique talents, knowledge and diverse experience within the golf and hospitality business. They share a common vision and passion for the industry. They are devoted to the principles of the company and have been recruited for the sole purpose to provide our clients with the utmost level of satisfaction.
Dave Wasenda, President
Dave Wasenda, is the founder of appliedgolf has been involved in the golf industry since 1987. During his career, Dave has been involved in over 40 club facilities and has personally managed or transitioned over 25 clubs over a ten-year span. Dave began his career at Forsgate Country Club, a 36-hole private country club in Monroe Township, New Jersey, as a golf cart attendant earning promotions to the position of Director of Golf Operations in 1997. From 1999 to 2006 he spent seven years with RDC Golf Group, the managing entity of Forsgate Country Club, personally managing, transitioning, and overseeing the company’s country club assets.
Jim Geiger is the Vice President of appliedgolf and is involved with the operations and financial management of the company’s property portfolio. Jim obtained a BA in Accounting from Bloomsburg University and has over 15 years of experience in the operations and financial aspects of club management. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jim has been with appliedgolf since its inception and is involved with most of the company’s facilities. Jim specializes in the turnaround and stabilizing of under-performing facilities in order to promote long-term growth and success. He is currently building appliedgolf’s presence in the southeast market.
Lou Kubisa, Director of Golf Operations
Lou Kubisa is Director of Golf for appliedgolf and is headquartered at Knob Hill Golf Club in Manalapan, New Jersey. Lou is responsible for the management of golf operations at all of the company’s properties. He formulates strategic planning for the golf operation and oversees the implementation of these programs with the respective course managers. He conducts site inspections and analyzes course performance to maximize the efficiency of the operation for all company properties.
Det Williams, Regional Director of Food and Beverage
Det is the Regional Director of Food and Beverage operations for appliedgolf. In this capacity, Det is responsible for all food and beverage operations at all the company’s properties. Det oversees the planning of all menus and pricing structures at each property while carefully evaluating the economic dynamics specific to the area. He is also responsible for budgetary planning and purchasing programs to effectively manage costs at each facility. In addition, he coordinates programs to recruit outings, banquets, and special events at all properties.
John Hutchison, Chief Agronomist
John Hutchison is the Chief Agronomist for appliedgolf and is responsible for all golf course maintenance operations for all properties under management. In his role of Chief Agronomist, John assesses course conditions through site visits and creates and designs agronomic programs proprietary to each property. He is in charge of all the company’s golf course superintendents at each property. All of the golf course superintendents report directly to him. In addition, he coordinates all maintenance related purchasing to maximize cost management and effective equipment utilization. He oversees and approves all golf course maintenance budgets at each property.
Dave Reece, Regional Agronomist
Dave Reece is the Regional Agronomist for appliedgolf. After graduating with a BA in Advertising from Harding University, Dave obtained his certificate in Turf Grass Management from Rutgers University. He was hired in 1998 as the Superintendent to build and grow Hawk Pointe Golf Club and remained at the club for 17 years. Prior to Hawk Pointe, Dave worked as an Assistant Superintendent at Huntingdon Valley Golf Club in Philadelphia in 1997.
Kevin Compton, Sales, Revenue & Field Manager
Kevin Compton is the sales revenue and field manager for the company. His largest responsibility is sales strategies and tee time management, which includes optimizing the GolfNow online tee time platform for maximum utilization. In addition, he is responsible for analyzing and preparing revenue reports, as well as analyzing expenses. Prior to joining appliedgolf, Kevin worked in golf, working at Knob Hill Golf Club for over 15 years in the pro shop and outside services.
Jill Duffy, Director of Communications and Marketing
Jill Duffy is the Director of Communications and Marketing for appliedgolf. Jill ensures that consistent design, branding, and an effective message is being delivered for appliedgolf and for all our clients. Jill’s custom work is evident in the many Websites, Blogs, Constant Contact, and Social Media campaigns she has designed and re-branded for many of the appliedgolf facilities. Jill’s color integrations in digital and print campaigns provide our clients with state of the art graphic designs and messaging.
Phyllis DelBagno, Office Manager
Phyllis plays a vital role in organizing, maintaining, and recording all daily activities for the properties under management for the firm.