The PGA of America’s Career Services Department today announced that Andrew Hedrick, PGA, was named General Manager and Director of Golf at Red Sky Golf Club, a Vail Resorts facility in Wolcott, Colorado.
In this role, Hedrick will be responsible for overseeing the entire business operation at Red Sky, including: membership, golf operations, tournaments and outings, staffing and training, merchandising and golf shop operations, among other tasks at the acclaimed 36-hole facility, recognized as one of North America’s premier mountain golf resorts.
In assuming this leadership position, Hedrick returns to his roots, where he launched his career path to becoming a PGA Professional in 2008, serving as an Assistant Golf Professional at Red Sky. More recently, he has gained valuable experience and broadened his industry expertise as the Head Golf Professional at The Country Club at Castle Pines in Colorado (2016-2020), First Assistant Golf Professional at Sanctuary, Inc., in Sedalia, Colorado (2010–2015), and as the Fleet Sales Manager for Colorado Golf & Turf (2020-2021).
Hedrick earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he served as Captain of the CSU-Pueblo men’s golf team and was named the school’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2007. He also earned Second Team Ping Collegiate All-American honors.
Elected to PGA Membership in 2012, Hedrick has received several awards and accolades, highlighted by being named the 2019 Association of Golf Merchandiser’s Best of the Best – Private Category and 2019 Colorado PGA Section Merchandiser of the Year – Private Category. Hedrick achieved PGA Certification in Golf Operations in 2018.
ExecuSearch powered by the PGA of America, a premium executive placement service for the golf industry, assisted with this search/placement. The service enables clubs and businesses to identify and place top candidates in key executive leadership positions, while utilizing the expertise of the PGA of America’s Career Services Department to align their business for success. PGA Career Services offers a toolbox of invaluable resources to meet the hiring requirements demanded by employers today, while better serving employers, PGA Members and individuals seeking to gain employment within the golf industry.
“PGA ExecuSearch was honored to lend our expertise to Vail Resorts, the premier mountain resort company in the world, in their search for a General Manager/Director of Golf for their flagship golf property, Red Sky Golf Club,” said PGA Career Consultant Keith Soriano. “Andrew Hedrick is an industry leader with a proven track record of leading successful operations at high-end clubs. His ability to recruit, train and lead service-minded individuals, and deliver outstanding member and guest experiences aligns perfectly with Vail Resort's mission of creating an experience of a lifetime. Our thanks go to Senior Director of Signature Clubs Phil Metz for his support of PGA Professionals and his trust in us throughout this process.”
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