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 R. Bruce Helbig
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Professional Experience


 

Experience as Professional and Amateur Golfer

 

Experience in Golf Course Management

 

Experience in Coaching

 

Experience in Retail Sales and Shop Management

 

Experience as an Events Producer and Charity Fundraiser

 

 


Experience as Professional and Amateur Golfer

 

Professional Golfer, 2006-present

  • Sunbelt Senior Tour

  • Florida Professional Golf Tour

  • UGGOA Tour

  • European Senior Tour (Q School)

  • PGA Champions Tour (Q School)

 

Participated in over 40 professional tournaments to date.  Selected professional tournament finishes include:

 

Finish Position Event Location
3rd place finish (money list) Big Gator Invitational Gainesville, FL
4th place finish (money list) Oak Island Invitational Oak Island, NC
5th place finish (money list) Yellowhammer Open Cullman, AL
6th place finish (money list) Callahan Shoot-Out Waleska, GA
6th place finish (money list) Mount Pleasant Country Club Invitational Mount Pleasant, TX

 

Amateur Competitor, 1974-2005

 

Won over 100 amateur tournaments, including:

  • Seventeen-time winner, Haileybury Golf Club Championship (Haileybury, Ontario)

  • Eight-time winner, Jim Sargent Civic Weekend Invitational (New Liskeard, Ontario)

  • Seven-time winner, Haileybury Early Bird Better Ball Champion (Haileybury, Ontario)

  • Five-time winner, Northern Golf Association Championship (Northern Ontario)

  • Four-time winner, Idylwylde Match Play Invitational (Sudbury, Ontario)

  • Four-time winner, Kirkland Lake Labour Day Invitational (Kirkland Lake, Ontario)

  • Two-time winner, Herald-Tribune Four-County Amateur Championship (Sarasota, FL)

  • Two-time winner, Noranda Invitational (Noranda, Quebec)

  • Two-time winner, Spruce Needles Scramble (Timmins, Ontario)

  • Winner, North Bay Invitational (North Bay, Ontario)

  • Winner, Norman Jay Smith Invitational (York Downs, Ontario)

  • Winner, Sarah Invitational (Etobicoke, Ontario)

  • Winner as Individual Champion, Frogs Breath Invitational (Twin Lakes, Ontario)

  • Winner as Team Champion, Frogs Breath Invitational (Twin Lakes, Ontario)

  • Winner, MCTV Invitational (Garson, Ontario)

  • Winner, Lively Invitational (Lively, Ontario)

  • Winner, Colourama Better Ball Championship (Huntsville, Ontario)

  • and many more

 

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Experience in Golf Course Management

 

General Manager and Head Pro, 2009-2011

New Liskeard Golf Club

New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada

 

In charge of all facets of daily operations of this 18-hole course.  Managed 20 employees.

 

Pro Shop Management Highlights & Revenue Increase

  • Quadrupled revenue in first year of managing the pro shop.  Increased equipment and other inventory sales (golf clubs, golf balls, clothing, etc.) from $26,000 (previous year gross, under previous management) to over $100,000 gross.

  • Designed and oversaw renovation of Pro Shop and Office.

  • Conducted retail sales, performed club repair and custom fittings.

  • Held major manufacturer DEMO days with PING, Adams golf, Callaway (Tour Van) and Cobra. Revenue impact: $5,000 in sales per DEMO day.

  • Installed and maintained RCGA handicap software.

  • Conducted retail sales, performed club repair and custom fittings.

 

Marketing/PR & Coaching Highlights

  • Developed junior golf program to introduce golf to area school children.

  • Hosted Northern Ontario High School golf tournament.

  • Taught free clinics for new and beginning members.

  • Liaison between club and local business community for fund raising and donations.

 

Financials

  • Responsible for authorizing payments and verification of invoices.

  • Audited financial statements for governing board.

 

 

General Manager, 1994-2003

Haileybury Golf Club

Haileybury, Ontario, Canada

 

In charge of all facets of daily operations of this 9-hole course.  Managed 16 employees.

 

Golf Coaching Highlights

  • Coached numerous golfers (adults and children).

  • Coached one student to All-American status and one student to All-Conference status. All-Conference student is now the Head Coach for Womenís Golf at Long Island University, NY.

 

Financials & Increased Revenue

  • Changed cart fleet usage policy from private carts to 24 club-owned carts. This tripled the average annual cart revenue from $600 per cart to $1800 per cart.  (Former members with private carts grandfathered in.)

  • Increased revenue stream each year, from $180,000 annual gross to over half a million dollars annual gross. Annual revenue tripled during tenure (numbers reflect increases in both membership and pro shop sales).

  • In charge of all financials: Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Invoicing/Billing, prep of Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss Statements. Prepared financial statements for governing board.

  • Converted bookkeeping/accounting system from Accpac to QuickBooks.

 

 

Click here for testimonials from former golf club presidents

 

 

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Experience in Coaching

 

Private Golf Coach, 1994-present

  • Coached numerous golfers - adults and children, amateurs and professionals, in individual personalized instruction and group lessons.

  • Coached one student to All American status, and one to All-Conference Status.

  • A former student of Mr. Helbig (Natalie Desjardins) is now the Head Coach for Womenís Golf at Long Island University, New York.

 

Click here for testimonials from students

 

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Experience in Retail Sales

 

RBH Golf

Owner/Manager of Pro Shop at Haileybury Golf Club, 1994-2003

Manager of Pro Shop at New Liskeard Golf Club, 2009-2011

 

Conducted retail sales, performed club repair and custom fittings.

 

Click here for Pro Shop Management highlights.

 

 

Edwin Watts Golf Shop

Assistant Manager, 2013-2014 (Mobile, AL)

Second highest grossing sales associate.

 

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Experience as Events Producer & Charity Fundraiser

 

Frogs Breath Annual Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament

  • For 6 years, produced this large pro-am tournament, which raised money for projects such as:

    • New catscan machine for local hospital.

    • New wing at a senior citizenís home.

    • Renovations to local golf courses.

    • Renovations to a hockey arena.

    • Reparations for a downhill ski club.

  • Functioned as Liaison between the Frogs Breath Committee and PGA Tour Canada.

  • Tournament raised over $7 million in 6 years.
     

Amateur Tournaments at New Liskeard and Haileybury Golf Courses

  • Produced over 600 amateur golf tournaments (over 40 tournaments per year, over a 15 year period), many for charitable causes such as:
     

    • Victims in Crisis Assistance

    • Cancer Society

    • and others

 

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