Tom & Sue Delaney - Co-Head PGA Professionals
With early success at the very young age of ten, Tom Delaney moved on to play golf as an amateur at both the local and national levels. While attending Richmond College in New York Tom captained the golf team and led them in becoming Regional Champions. Upon graduating from Richmond College with a B.A. Degree in Arts and Education, Tom decided to turn professional and began working at the LaTourette Golf Club in Staten Island, NY. He followed that up by attaining a top Assistant Professional position at the Piping Rock Club on Long Island, where Tom and Sue met. For over twenty years Tom provided senior men’s, ladies and junior clinics along with a large junior camp of over 200 students and gave an average of 600 individual lessons a year. While Tom played in local and state professional tournaments throughout the season, the winter months allowed him time to travel. Tom has not only played golf in England, Ireland, Scotland and Peru, but also played the South African Tour. Tom continued to gain experience at the equally prestigious Arcola Golf Club in New Jersey and soon became the Head Professional, for 13 years, at Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club in Virginia.
Sue Delaney’s success as a junior golfer in the New York Metropolitan area lofted her to a top amateur player winning local and interstate events, as well as, consistently finishing 15th or better in National Amateur Tournaments. The New York Metropolitan Golf Writers Association honored Sue for her outstanding play in winning the Metropolitan Match Play Championship and for her top finish in the United States Mid-Amateur. After graduating from Winthrop College, located in South Carolina, with a B.S. degree in Business Administration, Sue turned professional – spending her winter months playing the mini tour in Florida and the summer months teaching and merchandising at the Piping Rock Club in Long Island N.Y., along with National PGA Teacher-of-the-Year, Jim Albus. Sue’s continued interest both teaching and merchandising was broadened as she continued her career at Montclair Country Club in New Jersey and Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club in Virginia, where she holds the women’s course record of 66!
Still, Sue and Tom’s biggest achievement came 14 years ago when their daughter, Jennifer, came into their lives!
Basking Ridge Country Club
Jeff Marx is a highly valued Assistant Pro our club. Popular with all members and staff, Jeff has been instrumental in organizing major club tournaments, managing golf outings and our Pro Shop, as well as sharing his teaching talent as a lead instructor in our Golf Academy. “ Basking Ridge Country Club is a great fit for a golf pro looking to work with the development of children’s golf. Our full season of camps and clinics allow many students of the game to hone their skills with our wonderful staff of PGA members, Tom and Sue Delaney, Pete Rondinone, and myself. Throughout my four years of working as an assistant golf professional, I have found it most rewarding to work with our children’s camps and clinics throughout the summer months. “Working with our youth, the next generation of golfers, is it the main focus in my PGA career. The enhancement and development of golf in children becomes more joy than work in my position.” Being a young individual in the business, along with fellow teacher and colleague, Pete Rondinone, I feel we have a unique relationship with the children, which overall benefits their time spent at our camps and clinics. I look forward to another great season of smiling faces and great golf swings at Basking Ridge Country Club!”
Basking Ridge Country Club
Peter Rondinone is a highly respected member of our team at Basking Ridge Country Club. Graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory High School in 2006, where he was a 4-year varsity starter on the Golf Team. Pete subsequently attended Fordham University from 2006-2010 and studied Finance and Economics. During his Senior Year at Fordham, he was recruited to help launch a Equities Desk in Miami, becoming a Managing Director of the Proprietary Trading Floor. After a year of living the life of a trader, Pete decided a different career was where my heart resided. From there he relocated back to New Jersey and pursued his passion, golf, as a career path rather then a hobby.
In the span of less then a year, Pete had transitioned from working Outside Services and side-by-side with our Co-Head PGA Pros offering instruction to our junior golfers in our summer camps, spring and fall Golf Academy Clinics, to closely completing all of his Level 1 PGA requirements and becoming a Level 2 Apprentice. "My goal is to obtain my PGA Class A status by this winter so that I can proudly display the PGA emblem next to my name and passionately help grow the game of golf. In addition to completing my work requirements for Class A status, I will work as hard as I can to become one of the top Tournament Players in the New Jersey Assistant Professional Section."