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Ron Philo, Jr.

  • Birthplace: Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Residence: Amelia Island, Fla.
  • Birth Date: 12/22/1965
  • Age: 43
  • Turned Pro: 1987
  • PGA Membership: 1990
  • PGA Section: New England
  • Eligibility Code: 1

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Player Notes

PGA Director of Golf at Sugarbush Golf Club in Warren, Vt.. . .Captured 2006 PGA Professional National Championship at Atunyote Golf Club in Verona, N.Y., defeating Alan Schulte of Fishers, Ind., in a three-hole playoff. . . .Finished fifth in the 2005 PGA Professional National Championship. . .One of four PGA Professionals to make the cut, and was second lowest finisher in the 2005 PGA Championship. . .Winner of three separate PGA Section Championships – the 1993 North Florida PGA Championship, the 2004 New England PGA Championship, and the 2006 Metropolitan PGA Championship. . . .Selected 1994, ’96 North Florida PGA Player of the Year, the 2003, ’04, & "05 New England PGA Player of the Year, and the 2006 Metropolitan PGA Player of the Year. . .Other victories include: 2006 Westchester Open, the 2006 & 2003 Rhode Island Open, 1999, 2000, ’01 Vermont PGA Championship, 1999 Bacardi Trophy at Bermuda Goodwill, 1993, ’95 NFPGA Section Championship. . .Runner-up, 2004 Eastern PGA Professional Championship, 2003 New England PGA Championship, 1994 Nike Pensacola Open. . . Tied for third in the 2003 Eastern PGA Professional Championship. . .Tied for fourth in the 2004 National Championship. . .Tied for seventh in the 2002 Eastern PGA Professional Championship . . .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 and ’06 PGA Championships. . .Member of the former Nike Tour in 1994-95, collecting 10 top-10 finishes through 1998. . .Owns four course records: Country Club of Vermont (65), Killington Golf Club (64), Golden Eagle (66), The Moors (62) . . . Has recorded three holes-in-one, all in competition, with the latest coming in the final round of the 2006 National Championship.

Personal

Wife, Kim; Children: Shannon, Ryan. Sister, Laura Diaz, is a standout member of the LPGA Tour and past co-chair of the American Express Women’s Golf Week.

Hobbies/Special Interests

Family, travel, reading

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