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JIM REMY -- 2011 Captain, USA PGA Cup Team
PGA of America Honorary President

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Residence: Ludlow, Vt.
Affiliation: Okemo Valley Golf Club, Ludlow, Vt.
Birthplace: Leominster, Mass.
Birth Date: Sept. 16, 1954
Age: 57
Turned Professional: 1980
Notes: Jim Remy brings his insight in the business of golf and as a leader in Association affairs to the role of PGA Honorary President... Elected in 2008 as the 36th PGA President, Remy became the first New England PGA Section member to ascend to the Association's highest office. During his term, Remy led in promoting the essential role PGA members play throughout the industry, especially as a golf employer's most valuable asset for economic growth and development. Remy also campaigned for improving the general public's perception of the fitness and healthy lifestyle values of the game of golf... Remy holds the distinction of having served in virtually every capacity within the areas of PGA governance, including an unprecedented six-and-a-half year term on the PGA Board of Control, which reviews and rules on membership issues... Remy has also served in almost every capacity within the New England PGA Section, including as the Section's president from 1995-97. Among various awards, he was named the 1997 New England PGA Golf Professional of the Year and was inducted into the New England PGA Section Hall of Fame in 2008... A PGA member since 1984, Remy is the vice president and general manager of the Okemo Golf Division at the Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, Vt. He began his career as a PGA assistant professional at Worcester (Mass.) Country Club, and later served as an assistant professional at Mount Pleasant Country Club of Boylston, Mass. ... After accepting the PGA head professional position at Killington Golf Resort in Vermont in 1985, Remy became the PGA director of golf and summer sports, and eventually the PGA director of golf for the Vermont Divisions for S-K-I Ltd... In late 1997, Remy accepted a position with Okemo Mountain Resort and became responsible for the construction and development of the Okemo Valley Golf Club. As vice president and general manager of the Okemo Golf Division, he is responsible for all aspects of one of New England's leading membership and resort facilities.
Personal: Remy and his wife, Darlene, live in Ludlow, Vt., and have a daughter, Niki.

DANNY BALIN

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Residence: Greenwich, Conn.
Affiliation: Burning Tree Country Club, Greenwich, Conn.
Birth Place: Rockville, Md.
Birth Date: April 9, 1982
Age: 29
Turned Professional: 2004
PGA Cup: Debut
Player Notes: PGA assistant professional at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, Conn... Tied for fourth for the second consecutive year in the PGA Professional National Championship, earning his second consecutive berth in a PGA Championship. His 2011 National Championship performance featured a final-round course-record 8-under-par 63 on the East Course at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club... Tied for ninth in 2008 Metropolitan Open and tied for eighth in 2007... Finished 25th in 2009 Argentine Open... Two-time Squire Cup Member (2008 & 2009)... Runner-up, 2010 PGA Winter Stroke Play Championship... Co-hosted a Golf Academy Live episode before the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot with The Golf Fix's Michael Breed... Has recorded one hole-in-one.
Personal: Single
Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, snowboarding, traveling, movies, all sports

SCOTT ERDMANN

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Residence: Tigard, Ore.
Affiliation: Oswego Lake Country Club, Lake Oswego, Ore.
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Birth Date: March 23, 1977
Age: 34 
Turned Professional: 1997
PGA Cup: Debut
Player Notes: PGA assistant professional at Oswego Lake Country Club in Lake Oswego, Ore... Finished tied for second in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, his debut in the Championship, and earned his first berth in a PGA Championship... Lost to David Hutsell of Baltimore, Md., in a three-way playoff with Faber Jamerson of Appomattox, Va., on June 29 at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club's East Course, bowing out on the first extra hole... Winner, 2009 Pacific Northwest Assistants Championship, 2005 Oregon Assistants Championship... Runner-up, 2010 Pacific Northwest PGA Championship, 2009 Section Assistant Championship... 2009 Section Assistant Professional Player of the Year... Carries dual citizenship in New Zealand and the United States... Arrived in the United States when he was 2 years old.
Personal: Wife, Ionella ("Yo-nella"); Children: Zachary, Jacob
Hobbies/Special Interests: Snow skiing, fishing

DAVID HUTSELL

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Residence: Baltimore, Md.
Affiliation: The Elkridge Club, Baltimore, Md.
Birth Date: Aug. 21, 1970
Birthplace: Ft. Meade, Md.
Age: 41 
Turned Professional: 1993
PGA Cup: Debut
Player Notes: PGA director of instruction at The Elkridge Club in Baltimore, Md. ...Captured the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, June 29, at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club... Defeated Faber Jamerson of Appomattox, Va., and Scott Erdmann of Tigard, Ore., on the second extra hole of the Championship playoff on the East Course... Became the third Middle Atlantic PGA Professional to earn the national crown... Earned second consecutive berth in the PGA Championship, missing the cut in both appearances... Two weeks after 2011 National Championship, turned in a course record final-round 65 at Maryland Golf and Country Club in Bel Air, Md., to win the Maryland State Open... Tied for 25th, 2001 PGA Professional National Championship and tied for 33rd in 2000 ... Tied for 70th, 2002 PGA Tour Booz Allen Championship ... Was the 2010 Middle Atlantic PGA Player of the Year... Tied for 72nd, 2002 Nationwide Tour Virginia Beach Open ... Medalist at 2000 U.S. Open Local Qualifying Tournament... Pitched the state title game for Havre de Grace High School in 1988, and went to pitch for Towson University before suffering a shoulder injury that turned him to golf.
Personal: Wife, Patricia; Children: Madeleine.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Playing guitar, movies, baseball

FABER JAMERSON

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Residence: Appomattox, Va.
Affiliation: Falling River Country Club, Appomattox, Va.
Birth Date: March 1, 1977
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Va.
Age: 34 
Turned Professional: 2002
PGA Cup: Debut
Player Notes: PGA general manager at Falling River Country Club in Appomattox, Va.. ...Made his debut in the PGA Professional National Championship on June 29, in Hershey, Pa., and lost a three-way playoff to David Hutsell of Baltimore, Md., on the second extra hole. The playoff also involved Scott Erdmann of Tigard, Ore., who bowed out on the first extra hole... Earned a berth in his first PGA Championship... Finished T-5 in the 2011 Suntrust Virginia State Open... Will have good friend and 2009 PGA Professional Player of the Year Rick Schuller of Chester, Va., caddying for him at Atlanta Athletic Club. Schuller tied for 44th in the 2001 PGA Championship... Winner, 1999, 2006, '09 Virginia State Open, 1999 Middle Atlantic Amateur Championship... Runner-up, 2006 Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship.
Personal: Wife, Phillips Newton; Children: Berkley, Jake
Hobbies/Special Interests: Hunting, fishing

MARTY JERTSON

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Residence: Phoenix, Ariz.
Affiliation: PING Golf, Phoenix, Ariz.
Birth Date: Aug. 24, 1980
Birthplace: Gallup, N.M.
Age: 31
Turned Professional: 2002
PGA Cup: Debut
Player Notes: Since 2004, has served as Senior Design Engineer for PING Golf in Phoenix, Ariz.... Made his debut in PGA Professional National Championship, finishing tied for fifth at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club... Competed in his first PGA Championship... Winner, 2010 Southwest PGA Professional Championship... 2008 Southwest PGA Assistant Championship... Medalist, 2010 Justin Timberlake Shriner's Hospital for Charity PGA Tour qualifier... Runner-up, 2010 Southwest PGA Section Championship... Fourth, 2005 Arizona Open... Third, 2007 Southwest PGA Assistant Championship... Credited with the design of the PING Anser iron and co-designer of the G20 irons, a set of which he used at Atlanta Athletic Club in the PGA Championship.
Personal: Wife, Kellyn
Hobbies/Special Interests: Designing golf clubs, Pilates, real estate

BRAD LARDON

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Residence: College Station, Texas
Affiliation: Miramont Country Club, Bryan, Texas
Birth Date: April 29, 1965
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
Age: 46
Turned Professional: 1989
PGA Cup: Debut
Player Notes: PGA director of golf at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas. Tied for fifth in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship to earn his second berth in a PGA Championship... Tied for 16th in the 2007 National Championship . Member of the PGA Tour for six years, competing in 96 events between 1991 and 2005, with a best finish of T-18 in the 1991 Independent Insurance Agent Open... Tied for 16th in the 2007 PGA Professional National Championship... Winner, 1995 and 1996 Texas State Open... Tied for 58th in the 2002 U.S. Open (Bethpage)... Winner, 2006 PGA Assistant Professional Championship, one of four in Southern Texas PGA history to capture that national title... Winner, 2006 Southern Texas PGA Championship.
Personal: Wife, Kim; Children: Lily, Nicklaus, Margot, Will
Hobbies/Special Interests: Bass fishing, music, travel

ROB MCCLELLAN

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Residence: Butler, Pa.
Affiliation: Butler (Pa.) Country Club
Birth Date: Jan. 5, 1980
Birthplace: Butler, Pa.
Age: 31
Turned Professional: 2002
PGA Cup: Debut
Player Notes: PGA head professional at Butler (Pa.) Country Club... Tied for fifth in the 2011 PGA Professional National Championship to earn a second consecutive PGA Championship berth... 2010 Tri-State Section Player of the Year... Winner, 2010 Tri-State PGA Section Tour Championship, 2010 Tri-State Section Match Play Championship, 2010 Tri-State Section Falling Rock Classic... Competed in the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits... Finished T-15 in 2010 National Championship at French Lick (Ind.) Resort... Winner, 2009 Tri-State PGA Falling Rock Classic, 2009 Tri-State Wildwood Classic, 2008 Tri-State Christopher Seretti Memorial, 2007 Tri-State Section Sewickley Heights Invitational, 2007 Tri-State PGA Assistant Championship, 2005 Tri-State Section Sewickley Heights Invitational, 2005 Tri-State Callaway/Odyssey Classic, 2003 Tri-State PGA Assistants Championship... Was a 2002 Academic All American at Liberty University.
Personal: Wife, Kimberly; Children: Leah, Levi
Hobbies/Special Interests: Skiing, table tennis, bowling

MARK SHEFTIC

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Residence: Blue Bell, Pa.
Affiliation: Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa.
Birth Date: Aug. 22, 1974
Birthplace: Hanover, Pa.
Age: 37
Turned Professional: 1998
PGA Cup: 2009 (2-2-0)
Player Notes: PGA teaching professional at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. ... Shared runner-up honors in 2009 PGA Professional National Championship and finished third in 2010... Member of winning 2009 U.S. PGA Cup Team, scoring the decisive point at The Carrick on Loch Lomond in Scotland and finished 2-2-0... Competed in 2009 and '10 PGA Championship ... Winner, 2008 Tournament Players' Division Championship and 2006 AB Thorn Tournament ... Finished runner-up, 2004, '07 Philadelphia Open ... Owns three top-10 finishes in the Pennsylvania State Open ... Runner-up, 2006 Philadelphia PGA assistant professional Championship.
Personal: Wife: Nicole; Children: Ty Edward
Hobbies/Special Interests: Spending time with the family, movies, music

SONNY SKINNER

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Residence: Sylvester, Ga.
Affiliation: River Pointe Golf Club, Albany, Ga.
Birth Date: Aug. 18, 1960
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Va.
Age: 51 
Turned Professional: 1982
PGA Cup: 2009 (4-0-0)
Player Notes: PGA head professional at River Pointe Golf Club in Albany, Ga. ... Tied for sixth in the 2010 Senior PGA Professional National Championship ... Runner up, 2008 and 2010 PGA Professional National Championship... Finished T-52 in the 2011 National Championship... Only player in PGA of America history to capture both the PGA Professional Player of the Year (2008) and Senior PGA Professional Player of the Year (2010) Awards... Finished as the Low PGA Club Professional in the 2011 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid... Winner, 1993 Nike/Nationwide Shreveport Open, 1994 Nike/Nationwide Richmond Open, 2010 PGA Match Play Championship, three PGA Tournament Series events (2006, '09, '10); the 2006 Georgia PGA Match Play Championship and the 2000 Griffin Classic Championship ... Competed in 287 Nationwide Tour events from 1990 through 2008, earning $591,480... Undefeated (4-0-0) member of the victorious 2009 U.S. PGA Cup Team that defeated Great Britain & Ireland in Loch Lomond, Scotland... Qualified four times through PGA Tour Q-School (1990, '92, '97, '98) ... 2006 Georgia PGA Section Player of the Year
Personal: Wife, Genia; Children: Marlee
Hobbies/Special Interests: The beach, traveling, anything to do with the family

MIKE SMALL

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Residence: Champaign, Ill.
Affiliation: University of Illinois
Birth Date: March 4, 1966
Birthplace: Aurora, Ill.
Age: 45
Turned Professional: 1990
PGA Cup: 2005, '07, '09 (4-9-2)
Player Notes: Since 2000, has served as head men's golf coach at the University of Illinois in Champaign, guiding the Fighting Illini to four Big Ten Conference titles and a fifth place NCAA finish this past season, the best performance for the school since 1941... Winner of the 2005, 2009 and 2010 PGA Professional National Championships... Finished T-8 in 2011 PGA Professional National Championship, earning a berth in his seventh PGA Championship and 10th career major... Finished as the Low PGA Club Professional in the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club, posting a 12-over-par 292 total... Rallied to win National Championships in 2005 and 2009, and was the 54-hole leader in 2010, before holding on to win at French Lick (Ind.) Resort to tie the all-time Championship mark held by the late Larry Gilbert with three national titles... Performance in the National Championship also includes finishing runner-up in the 2004; was fourth in 2006 and tied for runner-up in 2007... Competed on winning 2009 U.S. PGA Cup Team after previously competing on the 2005, '07 Teams... Winner, 2006, '07, '10 PGA Professional Player of the Year... Also finished as Low Club Professional at the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., accomplishing that feat after winning the Illinois Open four days earlier and flying to Southern Hills to compete... Is the only player in Illinois PGA history to win the Illinois Open Championship and Illinois PGA Championship in the same year (2003, 2005-07)... In 2010, began the year by finishing tied for 17th in the Mayacoba Classic in Mexico, one of six PGA Tour events that he earned an exemption by winning the 2009 National Championship... .In 2009, coached Illinois to its first Big Ten championship since 1988, when Small was a teammate with current PGA Tour star Steve Stricker... Has led Illinois to the NCAA Championships five times in the past eight seasons... Earned his first Big Ten Coach of the Year award in 2002, and is a two-time 2003, '09 Midwest Region Coach of the Year... Competed in the 1994, '98 and 2007 U.S. Open... Winner of a record nine Illinois PGA Championship, including eight straight - 2001, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, and '10 ... Winner, 2003, '05, '06, '07 Illinois Open... Finished tied for 27th in the 2004 Cialis Western Open and tied for 50th in 2005... Tied for fourth in the 2003 Northern PGA Club Professional Championship, tied for seventh in 2004 and finished second in 2001 ... Competed on the former Nike Tour, winning the 1997 Monterey Open and the 1997 Cleveland Open... Has recorded two double eagles and four holes-in-one... Was a member of the PGA Tour in 1998, and owns a career-best tie for ninth place in the 1998 Bell Canadian Open... Is the only member of the Illinois PGA Section to win the PGA Professional National Championship... Followed the tradition of his father, Bill, as a captain of an Illini sports team. Bill served as captain of the Fighting Illini's 1963 Big Ten Champion men's basketball team, while Mike was captain of the golf team in 1989, and younger brother, Andy, was an infielder on the 1990 Big Ten Champion baseball squad and also served as team captain... College teammate and close friend of Steve Stricker... Stricker and Small served as a groomsman in each other's wedding.
Personal: Wife, Ann: Children: Will, Wyatt
Hobbies/Special Interests: Fishing, NCAA sports