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Ron Philo Jr

  • Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida
  • Residence: Westchester, New York
  • Birthdate: December 22, 1965
  • Age: 40
  • Turned Pro: 1987
  • College: Florida State University (1989, M.B.A.)
  • Home Club: Metropolis Country Club, White Plains, New York
  • PGA Classification: A-1
  • PGA Membership: 1990
  • PGA Section: Metropolitan
  • Personal: Wife, Kim; Children: Shannon, 12, Ryan, 7.
  • Hobbies: Family, travel.

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Player Notes

Splits his year as a PGA head professional at the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, New York, and as a PGA teaching professional at the Ron Philo School of Golf at Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida Finished fifth in the 2005 PGA Club Professional Championship. One of four PGA Club Professionals and second lowest finisher to make the cut in the 87th PGA Championship. Winner of two separate PGA Section Championships - the 1993 North Florida PGA Championship and the 2004 New England PGA Championship. Selected 1994, '96 North Florida PGA Player of the Year and 2003, '04, '05 New England PGA Player of the Year. Other victories include: 2005 New England Open, 2003 Rhode Island Open, 1999, '00, '01 Vermont PGA Championship, 1999 Bacardi Trophy at Bermuda Goodwill, 1993, '95 NFPGA Section Championship, .Runner-up, 2004 Eastern PGA Club Professional Championship, 2003 New England PGA Championship, 1994 Nike Pensacola Open .Tied for fourth in the 2004 PGA CPC.Winner, 1994, '95 NFPGA Chapter Teacher of the Year, 1990 North Florida PGA Assistant Professional of the Year.Has competed in the 1999 U.S. Open, the 1994, '96, '97, 2005 PGA Championships .Member of the former Nike Tour in 1994-95, collecting 10 top-10 finishes through 1998.Sister, Laura Diaz, is a standout member of the LPGA Tour. Owns four course records: Country Club of Vermont (65), Killington Golf Club (64), Golden Eagle (66), The Moors (62). Has recorded two holes-in-one, both in competition.

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