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November 21st, 2017

Longtime MBGL General Manager also earns Bill Strausbaugh award recognizing career development work for PGA Professionals

DANA POINT, Calif. — OB Sports Golf Management is proud to announce Monarch Beach Golf Links General Manager Eric Lohman, PGA, has been named the 2017 Southern California PGA Golf Professional of the Year. In addition, Lohman will receive the Bill Strausbaugh award recognizing his work for career development for PGA professionals. Both awards will be presented at the Annual SCPGA President’s Dinner, scheduled for December 3rd at Newport Beach Country Club.

“It’s one of the highest honors in my field, so to be named Professional of the Year is definitely humbling,” said Lohman. “I’m thankful for the outstanding team that supports me at Monarch Beach Golf Links, and for my amazing family as well. This is an incredible feeling.”

“Eric is one of the best operators in the business, and we here at OB Sports are so proud of him for earning such a well-deserved honor,” said Mike Conner, Senior Vice President of Operations for OB Sports Golf Management. “It really isn’t a surprise to those of us in the golf industry that know him well. Congratulations to all involved!”

General Manager at Monarch Beach Golf Links since 2012, and a PGA Member since 2000, Eric has served for several years on the Board of Directors for the Metro Chapter of the SCPGA. He has been an active participant in numerous Section committees, and is currently a Board member for the Section. Never lacking in innovative ideas, Lohman has worked tirelessly to reintroduce the Southern California Open, which he hosted three years at Monarch Beach, as well as help develop and host the very first Influencer Speaker Series as an arm of the Mentorship Committee, which he is also the chairperson.

An accomplished player growing up, Lohman was a standout at Palm Springs High School, leading to a collegiate career at the University of Houston for one year, and UCLA for the final three. He won the 1993 Washington State Amateur, and after turning professional qualified for the national PGA Professional Championship in 2014 and 2015. He still actively participates in Southern California PGA events.

Lohman and his wife, Lauren, reside in Newport Beach with their two daughters, Harper and Sutton.

About OB Sports
Monarch Beach Golf Links 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, 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