Raspberry Golf Management's principal partners are Steve Clark and Patrick McGuire. The partners will be responsible for discovery and management operations. Responsibilities will be coordinated to take advantage of the personal strengths and professional expertise of each partner.
Steve became a Raspberry Golf Management Partner in 2007. He is a graduate of the State University of New York and holds a BA in Economics. Steve started his business experience working for Motorola, where he gained valuable experience in sales, product development and market analysis, before following his love of golf. He began his golf management career at the prestigious Army & Navy Country Club in Virginia, and then over to Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club as the Head Golf Professional in 2000. Steve currently is the Director of Golf Operations for Raspberry Falls and Old Hickory Golf Club.
In addition to supervision of golf operations, his responsibilities include budgeting and financial performance of both facilities. This includes preparing and reviewing budgets, Sales and Marketing, pro shop operations and merchandising, reviewing and managing P & L Statement, expense to budget, Account Receivables and Account Payables, Tournament Management, Clubhouse Management, as well as Capital Improvement Projects.
Steve's strengths include experience at both start-up and established clubs; including oversight surrounding development and opening of new golf properties to the overseeing and managing of daily operations. His portfolio includes Ridgeview Country Club, Reston National, Kiskiack, Virginia National and Bristow Manor. Steve has been a PGA Member since 1994 and holds a Current Class A1 status. He was a board member of the Prince William Regional Chamber of Commerce from 2005-2010, as well as the Chair of the Tourism and Hospitality Council from 2005-2010.
Patrick has 20 years of retail and management experience, with the last 16 years as small business owner and PGA golf professional. Patrick worked in the athletic retail business as a manager, general manager and district trainer for a division of the Melville Corporation. He was fast tracked as an employee and was recognized for revenue growth, profit, hiring and training. Patrick won awards for top sales person, #1 revenue growth in both district (13 stores) and regional (126 stores) two years in a row; Patrick was promoted to district trainer for the mid-Atlantic Region.
Patrick's entrance to golf began under his college golf coach, the mid-Atlantic education chair Rick Miller. After a two-year apprenticeship under Rick, Patrick began his education, development and career in teaching and retail sales. Patrick was able to work with and under 5 top 100 instructors and for the second largest golf school in the country. Patrick has co-owned a retail business and is the founder of the Raspberry Golf Academy, which currently operates out of six locations in three states.
Patrick join the Raspberry team in the 2008 season with the introduction of the Raspberry Golf Academy, which has become the premier teaching and training brand in the metro Area. RGA is an innovative revenue stream for facilities operated by RGM.