Director of Golf/PGA Golf Professional
Ryan Spicer joined Sawmill Creek Golf Club in the fall of 2005 and begins his 13th season at Sawmill and his 6th season as the Director of golf. Ryan has been a PGA member since 1992 and got his start in the golf business as an Assistant Golf Professional at Zanesville Country Club. Ryan graduated from West Muskingum High School in 1985 and played his collegiate golf at Ohio University where he lettered all 4 years and went on to graduate in 1990.
Ryan coaches a local high school boy's golf team and has been a golf instructor for The First Tee of Lake Erie. He enjoys teaching the game of golf to students of all levels. He offers both individual and group lessons at Sawmill Creek along with several clinics throughout the golf season. Ryan specializes in club fitting and would be happy to help you with all of your hard good needs.
Jim Harmon started working on the golf course at age 13 as a caddie. He also worked in the mens locker room and also in the Pro Shop. During that time he found himself always out on the course riding with different members of the grounds crew helping them with whatever jobs they were doing. At age 15 he started working summers as a member of the grounds crew. After high school, having no interest in a career other than golf course maintenance, Jim attended Toledo University and hated every second of it. He then enlisted in the Ohio Air National Guard. After basic and tech school his obligation to the Guard was one weekend per month and two weeks summer camp each year for six years. His only interest still remained working on a golf course. A friend suggested doing it as a career. Jim found the only formal education for Turfgrass at that time was at Michigan State University.
Jim graduated from MSU in 1973 and returned to the same golf course he had worked at all those summers; only this time as the Superintendent. Jim was at that course until 1982 when he accepted the position at Sawmill Creek Resort. He must like it here as he is about to start his 31st year.