With more than 19 years of experience in the golf industry as well as over 25 years of management experience Mac currently serves as the General Manager at Okeeheelee Golf course. As General Manager Okeeheelee Golf Course, Mac oversees day-to-day operations, including personnel management, fiduciary transactions, promotions and group sales, as well as tournaments and special events.
Prior to joining Okeeheelee Golf Course, Mac was the Director of Golf and General manager at Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Golf Club in Calabash, North Carolina, both managed by Burroughs & Chapin Golf Management. Mac employment history includes the head golf professional at Blackmoor Golf Club for three years. He has also been the head golf professional at Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation and Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club. Mac got his start in the golf business as an assistant golf professional at Colonial Charters Golf and Country Club in 1992. Prior to working in golf he had 13 successful years in the corporate business. He was the Director of Operations at Lebenthal and Company, a securities dealer, in New York City for 10 years.
Hood was awarded the 2004 “Merchandiser of the Year” for public golf facilities representing the Carolinas Section of the PGA of America. In 2010 Hood was honored again by his peers receiving the Bill Straughsbaugh Award recognizing his day-to-day efforts making in significant contributions to the game and business of golf through the mentoring of PGA professionals and the furtherance of their careers. While the award centered on the qualities of a PGA Professional that allow him or her to prepare tomorrow’s leaders in the golf industry, considerations such as the character and integrity of the member, service to the Section and involvement in community and charitable activities are also part of the selection process.
In 2004 and 2006 Hood was elected by his peers to the Board of Directors of the Carolinas Section of the PGA of America.