Christopher Tallman resigns as GM, head pro at Cold Spring, takes GM post at Orchards


Staff Writer
Published: 6/3/2019 10:57:49 AM

Christopher Tallman resigned as general manager and head golf professional at Cold Spring Country Club on Monday.

Tallman, who has spent the past four-plus years at the Belchertown course, made his decision public in an email to members and guests.

“It is with mixed emotions that I announce that I will be resigning from my position as general manager and head golf professional at Cold Spring Country Club,” Tallman wrote. “These past few days have been very emotional for me. I can not even begin to describe the enjoyment that I have gotten out of the past 4-plus years at the club. I have made so many great friends and memories. I can truly say that each and every day I looked forward to coming to work and seeing all of your smiling faces. I have learned so many things during my tenure at Cold Spring, most notably how special this place really is.”

The Holyoke resident has accepted a general manager position at the Orchards Golf Club in his hometown of South Hadley. He will replace Jodi Lauzier, who is leaving the area.

“It was his passion for the Orchards and its history, the game of golf and his ties to South Hadley that put him above all other candidates for the position,” said Dale Folmar in a statement to members. Folmar is the vice president of operations for C-Bons International Golf Group Management, which runs the Orchards.

“One of his professional goals has always been to come back to the Orchards and be a part of its success,” Folmar added. “His focus on being visible and accountable to the membership and his desire to lead the team at the club are traits that will make every experience much better for all involved.”

David Wright, the assistant golf professional at Cold Spring, will take over as head golf pro at Cold Spring.

In late April, Tallman competed in the PGA Professional Championship, but didn’t advance to the PGA Championship. In late May, Tallman won the Connecticut Section PGA Spring Stroke Play Championship at GreatHorse to qualify for the PGA Tour Travelers Championship, June 20-23 at TPC River Highlands.

Tallman’s last day at Cold Spring will be June 15. He is scheduled to start at the Orchards on June 24.

TWOHIG CLINICS — Ed Twohig Jr. will hold junior golf clinics from June 25-27, July 18-18 and Aug. 13-15. Each clinic will last one hour. For more information, contact Twohig at 265-3551.

Twohig has been PGA teaching professional for 47 years.

WERENSKI MISSES OPEN — South Hadley native Richy Werenski missed qualifying for the U.S Open.

Werenski shot 67-71–138 and finished 2-under at a sectional qualifier, Monday at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Ohio.

There were 73 players competing for five spots in the Open. Zac Blair, Chip McDaniel, Brian Stuard and Nick Hardy tied at 6 under. Brett Drewitt was fifth at 4 under.

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