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    Staff Bios

Glen Pierce, PGA Director of Golf

  • Married to Jenny; Daughters, Claire and Grace
  • Kempsville High School, Virginia Beach, VA; 1987
  • Kempsville High School Golf Team 1984-1987
  • Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC; 1991
  • Campbell University Golf Team 1987-1992
  • PGA Member since 1995

Employment History

  • PGA Director of Golf, Heron Ridge GC 1998 – Present & VB National 2007 – Present
  • Head Golf Professional, Stumpy Lake Golf Course; 1994 – 1998
  • Assistant Golf Professional, Cypress Point CC; 1992 – 1994

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Russ Dodson, PGA Head Golf Professional

  • Kempsville High School, Virginia Beach, VA; 1985
  • Kempsville High School Golf Team 1983-1985
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1985 – 1988
  • PGA Class “A” Member since May 1993

Employment History

  • PGA Head Professional, Virginia Beach National GC, 2007 – Present
  • PGA Assistant Professional, Heron Ridge GC, 2003 – 2007
  • PGA Head Professional, Hell’s Point GC, 1998 – 2001
  • PGA Assistant Professional, Hell’s Point GC, 1995 – 1998
  • PGA Assistant Professional, Greenbrier CC, 1988 – 1994

Playing Achievements

  • Team Member- So. Chapter 2008 & 2010 MAPGA Chapter Challenge Team
  • Medalist, 2004 NATIONWIDE Virginia Beach Open “Member” Qualifier
  • 1st Place, 2003 Signature @ Westneck Pro-Am
  • 1st Place, 2002 MAPGA Southern Chapter Championship
  • Team Member- So. Chapter 2002 MAPGA Chapter Challenge Cup Champions
  • Medalist, 2001 BUY.COM Virginia Beach Open “Member” Qualifier
  • 1st Place, 2000 MAPGA Southern Chapter Pro-Pro
  • 1st Place, Greenbrier CC Pro-Am

PGA Education Highlights

  • 2002 PGA Advanced Player’s School, Pinehurst, NC
  • 1998 PGA Advanced Professional Training Program
  • 1994 PGA National Teaching & Coaching Summit, New Orleans, LA
  • 1994 PGA Teaching seminar w/ Dave Pelz, Bob Rotella, Kent Cayce

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Mark Ross, GCSAA Golf Course Superintendent

  • Married to Erica; daughter Bailey
  • Graduated East Palestine HS, East Palestine, OH
  • Graduated Ohio State University, Turfgrass Mgt. 2001
  • Member of GCSAA since 1999

Employment History

  • Head Superintendent, Virginia Beach National GC 2007 – Present
  • Assistant Superintendent, Signature at Westneck, 2003 – 2007
  • Assistant Superintendent, Ford’s Colony CC, 2002 – 2003
  • Spray Technician, Mill Creek Park GC, 2001 – 2002
  • Internship, Youngstown CC, 1999 – 2001
  • Maintenance Staff, East Palestine CC, 1995 – 1999

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