Golf Club Management

Kevin O'Brien - The General Manager and Director of Golf at LochenHeath.
Kevin O'Brien - General Manager and Director of Golf

Kevin O’Brien has been at the helm as LochenHeath Golf Club has become a private club.

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.

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Terry Crick - The Head Golf Professional at LochenHeath.
Terry Crick - Head Golf Professional, PGA

Terry Crick is an award-winning PGA golf professional entering his seventh 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.

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Joe Ettawageshik - The Director of Grounds & Golf Course Maintenance at LochenHeath.
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.


 

Terry Crick - The Head Golf Professional at LochenHeath.
Matthew Titus - Food & Beverage Manager

Matthew Titus leads the Food and Beverage program at LochenHeath Golf Club going into the 2022 season. He brings a love for pairing great food with exceptional wines, and a great passion for exceeding the dining pleasure of our members and their families.

Before joining LochenHeath Golf Club in January of this year, Matt led the Food and Beverage program at Traverse City Golf and Country Club. (TCGCC) He specialized in front-of-the-house operations and formulating the current wine program from start to finish. 

Matt oversaw organizing and pairing many sold-out wine dinners throughout his seven years with the Club. He has a deep passion for the best culinary experience for his guests, which drives him to find new and fresh ideas to incorporate into a career of twenty-four years.

Matt has deep roots in the surrounding area. He is a graduate of the NMC Business Program with an associate degree in Hospitality.  

Matt is very excited to meet all the Members of LochenHeath and invites  you to reach out via email or by stopping by the Member Pavilion in the off-season to say hello!