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Paul Whitman, PGA

Director of Golf
PGA Crest

Irondale, AL
Pine Tree Country Club, Birmingham, AL

About Paul

Paul has been serving Pine Tree Country Club since 2009, where he enjoys working as the Director of Golf at one of the best clubs and golf courses in Alabama. Born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, he was introduced to golf as a youth when his grandfather retired and they both took up the game together. Paul has earned degrees from Mississippi State University in Marketing & Professional Golf Management and from the University of Alabama-Birmingham in International Studies. After graduating from MSU, he moved to California to work as an Assistant Golf Professional at The Golf Club at Whitehawk Ranch, then returned to the South in 2000 as the Head Golf Professional at Inverness Country Club. He was elected to PGA of America membership in March of 2000. Paul has been an active member of the Alabama - NW Florida PGA Section having served on the Board of Directors as the Alabama Chapter President, Vice President, and Secretary and is the current chair of the Junior Golf Committee.

Awards Dixie Section PGA Horton Smith Award - 2015 Dixie Section PGA, Alabama Chapter Youth Player Development Award - 2016 Alabama-NW Florida PGA Youth Player Development Award - 2018 Alabama-NW Florida PGA Professional of the Year - 2019 Alabama-NW Florida PGA Professional Development Award - 2021 Alabama-NW Florida PGA, Alabama Chapter Player Development Award - 2022 Operation 36 Master Coach - 2022 PGA Junior League Gamechanger Award (Top Program in PGA Section) - 2022






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Paul's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Break 90

Prepare for Tournament Golf

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Paul's Facilities

Pine Tree Country Club

Birmingham AL


Our championship 18-hole, par-72 golf course is the "Crown Jewel" of Pine Tree Country Club. The 7,100-yard, 275-acre layout is both challenging and fair. The practice green and driving range are centrally located to encourage members to work on their game. Our course is demanding, yet playable making each round of golf you play at Pine Tree enjoyable.

5100 Pine Whispers Dr, Birmingham, AL 35210-3429

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