Doug Preston - Executive Director
University of Connecticut
Mr. Preston brings over 15 years of golf and tennis industry experience to the JCD team since his arrival in 2008. With seven years as the Golf and Tennis Contracts Manager for the City of Hollywood and as General Manager of two golf courses while with American Golf, Mr.Preston has been in both the private and public sectors of the recreation industry. He has had direct responsibility of all facets of golf and tennis operations and management. Mr.Preston’s previous experience as a systems analyst for Aetna Life and Casualty also provides the logistical experience needed in today’s business environment. Mr. Preston has been heavily involved in two not for profit organizations: The Diamonds in the Rough Youth Golf Program and Citizens to the Rescue.
Ira Glick, General Manager
Ira was born in Hollywood, Florida and has lived there most of his life. Ira started out in the golf business in 1995 at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club. After holding almost every position on the golf side of the business, Ira moved into the clubhouse to learn that side of the operation. He worked his way up and his last few years were spent as the Assistant General Manager. In November of 2006 Ira was hired as the General Manager of Orangebrook Golf & Country Club.
Jeffrey St. Louis, GCSAA, Class A Golf Course Superintendent
Jeff has been employed with JCD Sports Group, since October 2006. He started as an Assistant at Southwinds Golf Course, obtained his SM membership through GCSAA in 2007 qualifying him to become a Class A Superintendent October 30th 2010. Formerly the Superintendent at Delray Beach Golf Club, Jeffrey is now the current Superintendent of Orangebrook Golf & Country Club. He has also spent a year a Boca West as an Assistant, and a year and a half at Ballymead Country Club in Falmouth, Massachusetts. He started working at Oak Hill Country Club in Fitchburg, Massachusetts working weekends when he was 15 years old and has not looked back since.