November 2nd 2017
Appointment at Top Public Golf Course in Washington Marks a Return to OB Sports for Hatfield
Wash. — OB Sports Golf Management is proud to announce the appointment of Brady Hatfield as General Manager of Gamble Sands. Hatfield will oversee all golf operations, as well as The Inn at Gamble Sands and Danny Boy Bar and Grill.
“I can’t even begin to describe my excitement level at heading to such a once-in-a-lifetime property like Gamble Sands,” said Hatfield, who spent the last 13 years as General Manager at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash. “I’m equally excited to be re-joining OB Sports, where I started in the golf industry. I look forward to working with the entire OB team to build upon the strong foundation already in place at this amazing facility.”
“Brady’s résumé and his unique experience with all aspects of operations – including golf operations, agronomy, food and beverage and lodging – make him the perfect leader for Gamble Sands,” said Orrin Vincent, Chairman and Founder of OB Sports. “We are so pleased to have him back with OB Sports, and are fortunate to have someone of Brady’s caliber lead us into an exciting future.”
Hatfield rejoins OB Sports after beginning his 25-year career in the golf industry at OB’s Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas in 1992. Hatfield also served stints as General Manager, Head Golf Professional and Golf Course Superintendent at OB’s Langdon Farms Golf Club in Portland, and at Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Club in Port Orchard, Wash.
A 23-year Class A member of the PGA, Hatfield directed all resort golf operations, including maintenance and membership programming, at Suncadia Resort. He coordinated the opening of the Prospector course in 2004, and the RopeRider course in 2009, recording profit margin growth in each year since becoming a 36-hole facility. He was also selected to lead Rooms Division for 18 months, where he oversaw the front desk, bell services, housekeeping, property maintenance and property management teams.
Prior to Suncadia, Hatfield spent two years as General Manager and Golf Course Superintendent at Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club in Union, Wash. Under Hatfield’s watch, Alderbrook transitioned from a club environment to a viable business operation.
A graduate of Mississippi State University, Hatfield and his wife of more than 20 years, Sarah, have two boys: Jackson, a college freshman, and Tyson, a high school sophomore.
About Gamble Sands
Located in Brewster, Wash., Gamble Sands features a new 18-hole, 7,169-yard Sands golf course designed by famed Scottish-born course designer, David McLay Kidd. Overlooking the nearby Columbia River, Gamble Sands was named the Best New Course in America by Golf Digest in 2014, was named to Golfweek Magazine’s Best Modern Courses for 2015, and was named the Top Public Golf Course in Washington by Cascade Golfer Magazine in 2017. Gamble Sands also offers a complete practice facility, pro shop, café and pub, with on-site lodging at The Inn at Gamble Sands recently completed, as well as a brand new 50,000 square-foot Cascades Putting Green. For more information, visit www.gamblesands.com
, or call (509) 436-8323.
About Gebbers Farms
Gamble Sands is owned by the Gebbers Family, whose Brewster, Wash.-based Gebbers Farms
has become one of the top apple growers in the northwestern U.S., and the largest provider of cherries in the world, for two reasons: quality and freshness. With many thousands of acres of engineered orchard and strategically located high up at the base of Washington state’s Cascade Range, the renowned Gebbers family has practiced the art of freshness for well over a century. Gebbers Cattle
raises top quality Angus beef in Brewster, using a structured program to continually improve the herd’s genetics and retain carcass data. Gebbers Cattle spend most of their lives within 30 miles from home, enjoying mountain pastures and native range lands during the spring, summer, and late fall months.
About OB Sports
Gamble Sands is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success in the golf industry. OB Sports currently manages close to 60 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States and the Bahamas. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management, visit www.obsports.com
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David Bataller | (480) 948-1300