Cory Armstrong Head of Sun Country PGA 0

Cory Armstrong now heads Sun Country Golf House

New Head to New Mexico from the Carolinas Section PGA

The Sun Country Section PGA has hired Cory Armstrong as the new executive director of the Sun Country Golf House, which houses the professional section and the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association.

Cory Armstrong
Cory Armstrong joins the Sun Country Section PGA with 19 years experience in golf administration.

.Armstrong will replace Dana Lehner, who departed the section late last year to take on a new job as director of operations at Paako Ridge Golf Club.

Armstrong, a graduate of West Virginia University, holds a degree in Sports Management has 19 years in golf administration, including time at the Michigan, Southern Ohio and Carolinas PGA sections. Most recently he served as assistant executive director in the Carolinas PGA, where he oversaw tournaments and fundraising.

About Cory Armstrong

Cory enjoys golf, collecting putters, mountain biking, and barking at the TV during WVU games. He will join the Sun Country Golf House staff in February.

“Through my research and conversations with people involved with both organizations, I have been impressed and encouraged by the amount of passion and dedication to golf that exists in New Mexico and West Texas,' Cory Armstrong said.

The ability to work with both professionals and amateurs “particularly excites me about this opportunity,” he said.

There are only two other combined PGA sections and amateur operations  -Indiana and Kentucky. “We can speak for and impact golf throughout the region with one voice,”: Armstrong said.

Cory Armstrong will report to a board of PGA professionals from across New Mexico and West Texas and to the board of the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association.

Among his goals will be to build corporate corporate partnerships, and increase the number of amateur golfers in the region.

“I cannot do this alone. I, the staff, and the boards of directors will need your support along the way. We welcome your thoughts, your opinions, and your suggestions,” he said.

By New Mexico Golf News staff

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Dan Vukelich, former editor of ABQ Free Press and Sun Country Golf magazine, is editor of NewMexicoGolfNews.com. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and the Golf Travel Writers of America. Reach him at dan@newmexicogolfnews.com

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