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July 31st, 2018

Longtime Head Golf Professional at Albuquerque favorite elevated to lead role

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — OB Sports Golf Management is proud to announce the appointment of Matthew Long as PGA General Manager of Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque, N.M. The Head Golf Professional since 2012, Long will oversee all golf operations at the award-winning Pueblo of Sandia-owned golf course.

“I’m honored and humbled to have earned the opportunity to lead an amazing staff at an amazing facility,” said Long, whose tenure at Sandia began in 2010 as an Assistant Golf Professional and Tournament Director. “I look forward to maintaining, and finding ways to improve upon, the high standards our fantastic players have learned to expect here at Sandia Golf Club.”

“I’ve seen first-hand the hard work Matt has put in for the past 8 years, and I couldn’t be prouder of and excited for him as he makes the next step in his career” said OB Sports Senior Vice President of Operations, Matt Molloy, who coincidentally hired Long as Sandia’s General Manager. “He has the kind of work ethic, attention to detail, and commitment to first-class customer service that has made an incredible impact on the operation since starting here 8 years ago. I can’t wait to see the successes the Club will have with Matt’s leadership."

A Sun Country PGA Section Class A Member since 2008, Long has been involved in all aspects of operations at Sandia, from coordinating tournaments to managing players associations. Under his leadership, Sandia has become the “Gold” standard in customer service in the Albuquerque golf market, tournament rounds and revenue have increased, and employee retention has skyrocketed. This is all a testament to his dedication and hard work. He is PGA Certified in General Management. Matt also currently serves as Secretary for the Sun Country PGA Section.

Born in Denver, Colo., and raised in Albuquerque, N.M., Matt attended Highland High School and started his career at Puerto Del Sol Golf Club and Four Hills Country Club, as an Assistant Golf Professional. He currently lives in Albuquerque, with his wife, Crystal, and two children, Ethan and Mia.

About Sandia Golf Club 
Sandia Golf Club was developed by the Pueblo of Sandia as an amenity of the Sandia Resort & Casino. The club features an 18-hole, par-72 golf course designed by Scott Miller that plays 5,113 yards from the forward tees and 7,772 yards from the back tees. Sandia Golf Club opened for public play in 2005 under the management of OB Sports Golf Management. The memorable layout weaves its way through rugged high-desert terrain with panoramic views of the Sandia Mountains and greater Albuquerque area.  Another amenity of the club, The Event Center at Sandia Golf Club, opened in 2015. This state-of-the-art facility serves as a great space to host large golf tournaments, banquets, weddings, corporate meetings, conferences, charity events and more.  For more information about Sandia Golf Club, visit, call (505) 796-7500, like on Facebook, follow on Twitter and view on its YouTube channel. 

About Sandia Resort & Casino
Featuring deluxe accommodations and luxury amenities, Albuquerque’s Sandia Resort & Casino provides incomparable comfort and uncompromising service.  Touted as New Mexico’s premier casino resort, Sandia offers the latest in table games, poker, slot machines, bingo, full service spa and an award-winning championship golf course – all within the beautiful vista of the stunning Sandia Mountains.  For more information visit, or call 1 (800) 526-9366.

About OB Sports
Sandia Golf Club is 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 around 60 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States, while expanding its international footprint to include Royal Blue Golf Club at Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas, and Dumbarnie Golf Links in Scotland. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. Named a Top 100 Business in Golf by the National Golf Foundation in 2018, visit to get more information, or call (480) 948-1300. Become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook, follow OB Sports on Twitter, or visit the OB Sports YouTube channel.

David Bataller | (480) 948-1300