Gleneagles Director of Golf Joe DeMino named "Professional of the Year" by the Southeast Florida Chapter of the PGA
March 14, 2019 - Gleneagles
Country Club is proud to announce that our Director of Golf, Joe DeMino, has been
awarded the 2018 PGA Professional of the Year for the Southeast Chapter of the
PGA. This chapter consists of 840 PGA Professionals covering a geographic area
from Vero Beach to Deerfield Beach. Professional of the Year is the highest
honor a PGA Golf Professional can receive, and recognizes overall performance,
level of service to the Association, leadership, image and the ability to
inspire fellow professionals and promote the game of golf.
Joe DeMino has been a PGA member since 1992 and has experienced much success in
local and national tournaments. He has been the Director of Golf at Gleneagles
Country Club since July 2010. Originally from Rochester, New York, he owned and
operated a club there for 20 years. He has qualified for 3 national PGA
Championship’s, has made 11 hole-in-one’s and he holds 5 course records. He
relocated to South Florida in 1999 where he was the Head Professional at the
Country Club course at the Boca Raton Resort & Club from 2001 to 2010.
Joe’s love of golf is inherited and started at a very young age. He is a second
generation PGA member who learned the game of golf from his father, a PGA
member for more than 50 years. He grew up playing golf with his father, three
sisters, and three brothers. All of his siblings are talented amateur golfers
and one is a teaching professional. It is no surprise that family is the reason
behind his dedication and success as a golf professional.
“Family is everything to me, and I mean both the family at home, including my
wife Karen and children Weston and Katlyn, and the family that I have at
Gleneagles. My staff has become like family to me – they know that I will
always support them as they reach for their goals. The Gleneagles members have
embraced me and welcomed me into their club, their home away from home. This is
the reason that I tackle every day with a positive attitude, promote the game
of golf and ensure everyone around me is happy and smiling,” says Joe DeMino.
Joe DeMino exemplifies all of the qualities that one would hope to find in a
golf professional, and he is dedicated to improving not only the game of golf
but also his community by training future golf professionals, performing
charity work and community service, playing the game at a high level, and
exhibiting professionalism at all times in his role as Director of Golf at
Gleneagles Country Club.
“Joe exhibits an unrivaled passion for the game of golf that he shares with the
membership and staff at Gleneagles Country Club. Joe is the embodiment of a
golf professional, and we could not be more thrilled that he received the PGA
Professional of the Year honor. It has truly been my pleasure to work alongside
Joe DeMino for the past nine years at Gleneagles, as well as for three years at
the Boca Raton Resort & Club earlier in our career,” said Kraig M. Spina,
General Manager and COO, Gleneagles Country Club.
"We are incredibly proud that our Director of Golf, Joe DeMino, is no
longer the best kept secret in South Florida. Joe has done a tremendous job not
only in running the daily golf operation at the club, but in elevating the
reputation and caliber of the Gleneagles golf program to new levels,"
remarks Steve Wolk, Club President, Gleneagles Board of Governors.
Gleneagles Country Club 15th Annual Play For P.I.N.K.
To Benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation
February 4-5, 2019: Gleneagles Country Club will be hosting their 15th annual
Play for P.I.N.K Golf Tournament & Luncheon to benefit the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Gleneagles Country Club in
Delray Beach, Florida. More than 500 members are expected to participate in this
year’s event which is expected to raise more than $100,000.
The fifth annual Men’s Play for P.I.N.K. tournament will be held on
Monday, February 4 with more than 100 participants, and a Ladies Mah Jongg
& Card event will also be held on Tuesday, February 5.
The beneficiary of the event is Play for P.I.N.K. which is a grassroots
organization that donates 100% of all funds raised from Play for P.I.N.K.
events across the country exclusively to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
In the past 14 years, Gleneagles Country Club has donated more than $1.5 million to Play for P.I.N.K.
Gigi Fernandez Tennis Exhibition
February 2, 2018:
Former world #1, Olympic Gold
Medalist, 17-time Grand Slam winner and Hall of Fame WTA pro Gigi Fernandez
will be taking to the Gleneagles Stadium court on Friday, February 2, 2018 for an instructional lesson on the Gigi method of club doubles to our
members. Tim Snell Gleneagles Head Tennis Professional, Top 50 All Time Florida
Player Tara Puc, and former World #1 ITF Geoff Moore will be Gigi’s students.
Many Gleneagles’ Tennis members will be attending this
exciting event and Gleneagles is honored to host such a talented Tennis icon.
“We take great pride in the success of our Tennis department at Gleneagles and
it is an honor to have such an esteemed Tennis professional sharing her
knowledge with our members,” says Mike Puc, Director of Tennis.
Gigi Fernandez turned professional in 1983 and was the first
Puerto Rican born athlete to earn an Olympic Gold medal as well as the first to
be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She later went on to
win 17 Grand Slam doubles titles and reached the Number 1 ranking in women’s
doubles. Since her retirement in 1997, Fernandez has been sharing her knowledge
of doubles tennis throughout the USA, including Delray Beach, FL, home of
Gleneagles Country Club.
Gleneagles Country Club Plans for Phase II / Healthy Lifestyle Renovation
April 3, 2017: Gleneagles Country Club began renovations to the Clubhouse as part of the Healthy Lifestyle and Phase II Renovation. These enhancements are taking place to the Fitness Center and Pool in order to best serve the needs of current and future members for years to come.
Since 2014, the Board of Governors, staff and select committees have been working with the membership through the use of focus groups, surveys, round tables and town hall meetings to address the membership needs for an update to our club with an emphasis on our Fitness Center, Pool, and creating a healthy lifestyle community. Additional insight and guidance was gathered through the services of a qualified professional team consisting of interior designers, general contractors, architects and engineers.
The new construction Healthy Lifestyle Center building will provide 15,000 square feet to accommodate our membership and their endeavor for a healthy lifestyle. The Center will include ample space for cardio equipment, strength equipment, physical therapy, massage therapy, and a new multi-purpose room which will accommodate an endless variety of fitness and social events. A new construction pool in an ideal location near the Healthy Lifestyle Center and Grille Room will offer expanded opportunities for pool fitness as well as recreational pool use in shaded areas. Construction will begin in April 2017 with grand opening expected in March 2018. Download the full Renovation Brochure here.
Gleneagles Hosts 7th Annual First Responders Appreciation Day
October 27, 2016: Gleneagles Country Club welcomed more than 100 First Responders from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue for the 7th Annual Emergency Services Appreciation Day on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The event started with a complimentary golf clinic at 12:00pm featuring Top 100 Golf Teacher and PGA Professional Scott Munroe.
Gleneagles donated the entire day to honor the local emergency service workers who protect, serve, and respond to emergency and non-emergency calls in our community. The club invited all emergency services personnel who are members of a station that responds to calls in Gleneagles to participate in the event at no charge.
Gleneagles Director of Golf, Joe DeMino, and Rusty Lamm, Corporal for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office are integral in bringing the tournament to Gleneagles each year. Two of Gleneagles members: Eric Sands, a retired Captain in FDNY who served in 9/11, and his friend Alan Caplan, assist in organizing the day by visiting the local first responder stations to distribute information about the event.
“It is truly an honor to organize this day for those who risk their lives to protect and serve our community every day. This is our way of thanking them,” says DeMino.
“The commitment of any emergency service worker to protect, honor and serve their community is a thankless job, however, we are honored to once again welcome our local stations for a great day of lunch and golf at Gleneagles.,” remarks Sands.