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Ryan Joyce has been with Hawks Ridge Golf Club for 17 years following five years as Head Golf Professional at Admirals Cove Country Club in Jupiter, FL. He has also been a professional at Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH. In 1997 Ryan graduated from Ferris State University where he received a business degree with a major in professional golf management. His family, wife Michelle, where married in 2003 and live in north Georgia. They have two children Sophia and Audrey. Tae Kwon Do has been a focus of Ryan’s for many years where he has achieved a level of red/black belt. Ryan poses a complete knowledge of the golf business. He was honored to be the Georgia Section Merchandiser of the year in 2017. His love and expertise in teaching the game of golf to all ages and abilities, experience in running quality golf events, and enthusiasm for providing the members a wonderful golfing experience each and every time they visit the club combine to make Ryan a respected professional in Georgia.
Kent State University – Canton, Ohio
Ferris State University – Big rapids, Michigan
A-1–Head Golf Professional Hawks Ridge Golf Club
Elected to PGA Membership in 1997
Head Golf Professional
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2nd Assistant Golf Professional
The son of a golf professional, Shannon Sprouse, has been in and around the game of golf his entire life. A graduate of The Citadel with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration; Shannon enjoys all aspects of the golf industry. During college – Shannon lettered all four years on The Citadel baseball team. While pursuing a career in professional baseball, he started to caddy in the off-seasons. He has been employed at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, SC – as well as The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, SC. Shannon comes to Hawk’s Ridge Golf Club, most recently, from Woodmont G&CC where he held the title of Assistant Golf Professional. Shannon operated, along-side the Director of Instruction, Woodmont’s Junior Program. He has a love and admiration for growing and teaching the game of golf across all ages and abilities. Shannon is excited to bring his experience and provide excellent service to the members at Hawk’s Ridge Golf Club.
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Lead Assistant Golf Professional
Drake Bushong joined the Hawks Ridge professional staff in November 2019 after moving down from Illinois where he started his professional career at Mt. Hawley Country Club. Drake recently graduated from Bradley University in May 2019 with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Management and Leadership in addition to a concentration in Global Supply Chain Management. Drake owns Bradley’s single season scoring record with a 73.03 average and is second on the all-time career scoring record with a 73.77 average. Drake was First Team MVC all 4 years and won 4 collegiate events, including the 2018 MVC Championship, where he was medalist and led Bradley to the Team Championship. Drake's hobbies include fishing, collecting sports memorabilia, cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals, and learning all about SEC football. He is excited about joining the Hawks Ridge family and starting his journey to become a PGA Professional.