Park district fills both open positions with one personThe Dickinson Park District filled the positions of Heart River Golf Course pro shop supervisor and golf professional Wednesday. Jeremy Davis, a Dickinson native, was selected to take on both responsibilities.
By: Ashley Martin, The Dickinson Press
The Dickinson Park District filled the positions of Heart River Golf Course pro shop supervisor and golf professional Wednesday. Jeremy Davis, a Dickinson native, was selected to take on both responsibilities.
Davis is residing in California but plans to move back to Dickinson and begin working March 2. He said he moved to California to get business experience with golf.
“I’ve always wanted to get back to the area and I knew that if a golf professional job ever opened up there, I would do whatever I could to get into that,” Davis said.
Davis has been working as an assistant golf pro and said he is ready to take on the responsibilities of Heart River Golf Course.
“I have a fairly good management background and I have a business management degree,” Davis said. “The last few years I’ve definitely gotten some good teaching experience and exposure running a golf course.”
Dickinson Parks and Recreation Director James Kramer said he thinks Davis will be a good fit.
“The thing that stuck out about Jeremy is that he has great communication skills,” Kramer said. “He’s a very personable guy and I think he’s going to do great things as far as our staff training and our customer service relations.”
Davis said he would like to introduce more activities.
“My goals for the golf course are primarily to improve the overall experience for the clients and guests we have out there,” he said. “I want it to be an excellent experience every time a golfer comes out to visit us from beginning to end.”
Mike Lefor, Dickinson Park Board chairman, had good things to say about Davis’s experience and desire to be in the community.
“When we look at the overall picture — our maintenance staff up there, the restaurant and now the pro shop — we’re excited to have the caliber of people that we have out there in all three areas,” Lefor said. “I think we’re going to have a very strong team.”
Longtime Heart River Golf Pro Kevin Bergman held the position until he died unexpectedly last year. The position was then split in half and Tyler Reisenauer became the golf pro while Mickey Jordan took over management of the pro shop. Jordan and Reisenauer both resigned.
The pro shop will be closed Saturday until March 2, since Jordan’s last day is Friday.
Kramer said the Park District is working with a teaching school out of Las Vegas to bring in a retired PGA player to do golf lessons throughout the summer.