PEDDIE GOLF CLUB
MEET THE STAFF
Mark Mazzola - Head PGA Professional
Mark started his golf career in 2001 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. He spent the next 4 years learning to master tournament planning and execution.
In 2006, Mark moved to Trenton Country Club as a First Assistant. Working with a 40-year veteran, Head Golf Professional, Dennis Milne, he was able to gain the interpersonal skills to manage a country club. In 2007, he moved to Makefield Highlands Golf Club and began a rigorous teaching program that elevated to over 200 students in the first season. In 2010 Mark moved to Forsgate Country Club as the Head Golf Professional and used his tournament expertise and teaching skills for the next 6 years making everyday golf an experience for the members.
In 2015, he accepted the Director of Golf position at Shackamaxon Country Club. Over the past 5 years, Mark helped to grow membership at Shackamaxon from 225 members to over 700 members. Mark is bringing his years of knowledge and experience to Peddie Golf Club with excitement and enthusiasm to grow and increase participation in every Club event we offer.
Mark is married to his lovely wife, Amy. They have 3 children.
Jeffrey Epstein - Assistant Golf Professional
Jeff is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and has a lifetime of experience in both playing and teaching golf.
His playing career includes two Nebraska State Junior titles and a runner-up finish in the Nebraska State Amateur at nineteen. More recently, he finished in the top 10 in the Senior Georgia PGA Points list in 2021.
Jeff’s teaching career includes working with some of the most renowned instructors in the country.
He has spent a great deal of time working with Boyd Summerhays,(swing coach of Tony Finau), noted short game experts James Sieckmann and Stan Utley, and Bob Rotella, the leading sports psychologist in the country, who has worked with over 100 major champions on the PGA and LPGA tours and also has written over 10 books on the mental game of golf.
In 2020 Jeff was the lead instructor and ran a golf camp for kids ages 5-16 in Rye Brook New York for Mitchell Spearman noted top 100 Instructor. In 2021 Jeff was the lead instructor and 1st assistant at Horseshoe Bend country club in Roswell Georgia. He was in charge of all of the instruction that included the ladies, senior, and junior golf programs.
Last summer Jeff was at Knollwood in Elmsford New York where he was in charge of all the tournaments and event planning while also carrying a heavy teaching schedule.
Brad Evans - Head Golf Course Superintendent
Brad comes to Peddie Golf Club following very successful campaigns at New Jersey facilities, Copper Hill Country Club, Basking Ridge Country Club, and most recently, Hillsborough Golf and Country Club. Brad attended Rutgers University, initially to study computer science, but his passion for Golf course maintenance flourished while working on the grounds crew at Copper Hill.
Brad altered his studies and transferred to the outstanding Turf Science Department at Rutgers and graduated with a B.S. in Plant Science.
In 2003, Brad began his golf management career as an assistant superintendent at Basking Ridge Country Club, spending 12 seasons gaining valuable experience and knowledge, not only in day-to-day maintenance, but also involved in major course construction projects including greens, tees, and bunker renovations.
Brad attained the Head Superintendent position at Hillsborough Golf and Country Club in 2015, achieving drastically improved turf conditions and reinvigorating the facility in a short time.
Brad resides in Neshanic Station, New Jersey, and is a dedicated husband and father of 3 children. He enjoys attending his children's sporting events and activities, as well as hiking and traveling to new places with his wife.