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Srixon/Cleveland Golf staffer named PGA director of golf and operations at PGA Frisco

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Dec. 27, 2022 – Srixon/Cleveland Golf is proud to announce Staffer Paul Earnest was recently named the PGA Director of Golf and Operations at the newly designed Fields Ranch at PGA Frisco in Frisco, Texas.

“I’ve known Paul many years now and I can’t think of a better person for this opportunity,” said Mike Powell, President & COO at Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO. “He’s been a key part of our team as a National Advisory Staffer, and I know he’ll be an essential piece to the team at PGA Frisco.”

The PGA of America announced Earnest will lead all golf and club related functions at PGA Frisco including Fields Ranch, which hosts two 18-hole championship golf courses, The Dance Floor, a lighted two-acre putting course, and The Swing, a lighted 10-hole, par-3 course. Before accepting this position, Earnest spent the last five years as the Regional General Manager of The Woodlands Country Club, serving more than 3,000 members and 300 employees.

Earnest pursued his golf career at the University of Texas from 1982-1986. He is a past President of the Northern Texas PGA Section, and the Section’s 2015 Golf Professional of the Year. Earnest spent 20 years as the PGA Director of Golf at Four Seasons Resort & Club in Irving, TX, with various duties including serving as a host for the PGA TOUR AT&T Byron Nelson tournament and directing instructional programs like the Byron Nelson Golf School.

“I’ve been associated with Srixon/Cleveland Golf for 20 years now and I’ve watched the company grow with innovation and consistency with each production model,” said Earnest. “I’ve been thrilled to play and represent their entire line of equipment.”

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