Golf Club Management
Kevin O'Brien - General Manager and Director of Golf
Kevin O'Brien is leading LochenHeath Golf Club in its transition to a private club. Prior to joining, Kevin led three successful golf operations to national prominence and recognition.
Kevin is a 25-year PGA Member and was named an unprecedented five-time "PGA Merchandiser of the Year" by the Michigan PGA. His Golf Shop has been named “Top 100 Golf Shops in America” three times. Kevin has led a number of golf courses which received a five-star rating (the highest rating given) by Golf Digest. This honor is based on service, conditioning, quality, and overall experience. Kevin has also had his courses rank in America’s "Top 40 Public Golf Courses and Resorts in America" by Golf Digest. One golf course was even ranked as #14 in America. Kevin's courses have also been ranked numerous times in America’s “Top 50 Courses for Women” by Golf for Women Magazine.
Terry Crick - Head Golf Professional, PGA
Terry Crick is an award-winning PGA golf professional entering his fourth season as the Head Golf Professional at LochenHeath Golf Club. Terry is known for his unwavering dedication to providing high-end guest service. He leads a strong professional staff in managing day-to-day golf operations, to ensure an unforgettable golf experience.
Terry is also a talented teaching professional, whose past client list includes America's elite athletes, Fortune 500 executives, fellow PGA Professionals, top collegiate and junior golfers and the amateur golfer who simply wants to improve his or her game.
Terry’s passion for the game of golf is exceeded only by his passion for providing the best golfing experience possible to Members and guests.
Joe Ettawageshik - Director of Grounds & Golf Course Maintenance
Joe Ettawageshik is a Class A member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), as well as a member of the Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association (MiGCSA).
Joe, a Traverse City native, has been with LochenHeath Golf Club since 2005. He began his career at LochenHeath as a Second Assistant Superintendent, rising to Golf Course Superintendent and eventually Director of Grounds & Golf Course Maintenance in 2015. Joe has a Turf Grass Management degree from Michigan State University as well as a BA in Business Administration from Ferris State University.
Joe’s passion for turf shows on the golf course, as LochenHeath is ranked one of the top courses in Michigan. He enjoys working with his crew to produce a quality product and always improve his operation. Joe believes continuing education is very important, and attends local, state and national seminars to keep on the cutting edge of the turf field.