• Jerry Hixson, Director of Golf
    • Jerry Hixson,  Director of Golf

      Jerry is a Southern California native growing up in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. From a young age, Jerry grew up learning and loving the game of golf with his father and grandfather. After high school, Jerry moved to San Diego to attend the San Diego Golf Academy. Following completion, he spent the next 14 years in the private country club setting. During his time at La Jolla Country Club, Jerry was a successful manager and greatly respected for his private and group instruction. Jerry is a Certified Instructor by the PGA, as well as a certified Flightscope Instructor.

       During his time as Head Professional at Pauma Valley Country Club he introduce the club to the latest in golf operations technology. Jerry created new programs that enhanced the clubs image and motivated the Professional Staff.  Jerry remains a competitive player through the PGA Section and Chapter.  He has represented the SDPGA as a top ten player in the chapter.

       When Jerry isn’t at the club he is spending time with his family. His wife Melodie is also a Southern California native with a background in Sports Medicine and currently is a Pilates Instructor. She also gives the pro a run for his money on the golf course. They have two young children son Luke (5) and daughter Laine (2).

  • Judy Furst, Teaching Pro
    • Judy Furst, Teaching Pro

      Tradition is lucky to have Judy Furst as the head teaching professional. Judy has been golfing throughout her life. Progressing through the Junior Golf program, she had a successful professional career before joining the LPGA Teaching Division in 1991. In 2004 , Judy won the LPGA Golf For Women Magazine National Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

      The professional skills Judy exhibits are shared with Tradition members. Consistently imparting her love of golf through private lessons, golf clinics, and tournaments, she has been recognized for her excellence. In 2007, Judy was named as the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Western Section Teacher of the Year. In 2010, she was named to Golf Digest’s inaugural list of the Top 50 women teaching pros in the country.

      When she’s not golfing, Judy can be found with her two Cavachons: Toby and Bailey, a brother and sister. She also serves as “Judge Judy” in the annual Tradition Dog Show.
  • Robbie Huelga, First Assistant
    • Robbie Huelga, First Assistant

      Robbie was born and raised in Northern Nevada. Robbie started his athletic career at age five trying to follow in his grandfather’s dream of being a professional baseball player who played for the New York Yankees. But Robbie found a love for golf and has never looked back. He has loved the game of golf from a very early age. Robbie has over 7 years of private club experience at various facilities.

       

      Robbie started at Tradition Golf Club in 2013 working Outside Services. His outstanding performance in leadership, tournament operations and golf shop management quickly moved him up the ranks to the title of 1st Assistant Professional. Robbie is currently enrolled in the Professional Golf Management Program working to obtain his Class A PGA Membership.

       

      When Robbie is not at Tradition, he spends his time with his beautiful wife, Bania and their adorable baby girl, Camila. He is a great husband and an excellent father!

  • Rhonda Perez, Merchandiser/Buyer
    • Rhonda Perez, Merchandiser / Buyer

      Rhonda is the apparel buyer and merchandiser for Tradition Golf Club. Originally from Puyallup Washington. Rhonda has been a desert resident for the past 20 years. She has a wide range of experience; starting as a cosmetologist, she then went on to work as customer service manager for Eagle Hardware & Garden.  After taking a few years off to raise her two kids, Rhonda joined Bermuda Dunes Country Club where she learned about the golf business as their shop merchandiser.  She feels fortunate to have experienced working the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic where it was first originated.

      Rhonda is passionate about everything she does. She has an eye for detail and loves keeping up with all current golf trends. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband and friends, attending a good rock concert and fishing on Lake Coeur d’ Alene with her family.

  • Corey Lorden, Assistant Professional
    • Corey Lorden, Assistant Professional

      Corey Lorden was born and raised in Massachusetts . In 2015 he graduated from Methodist University's Professional Golf Program becoming a class A PGA golf professional. Corey has worked at private golf facilities for 6 years along with other facets of the industry. He has experience with custom club fitting, personal training, and junior golf programs.  Corey is returning to Tradition for his second season and could not be more excited for another year. 

  • Brandon Peters, Assistant Professional
    • Brandon Peters, Assistant Professional

      Brandon Peters was born in San Diego, California and later moved to Northeast Ohio where he grew up when his father retired from the Navy. Brandon got his love for the game of golf after picking it up for fun and then it blossomed into much more and now it is his profession. Brandon graduated from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Professional Golf Management. During his time at Methodist he was able to intern at 4 great golf courses all over the United States. During the summer he travels back to Scioto Country Club and has been there for 4 years. Brandon has been at Tradition for 3 years and when he is not at Tradition, he enjoys going to the gym and playing golf with friends.