MEET OUR PROS

TERRY G. DECKER,
HEAD GOLF PRO

Terry Decker became the Head Professional/Director of Golf in January 1995, after returning to the club as assistant professional in February 1994. His relationship began with the club in 1986 as an entry-level assistant. Terry was elected to PGA membership in May of 1993. He was the North Florida Section PGA West Central Chapter Assistant of the year 1990-1991 & 1991-1992. terry was the President of the Assistant’s Association 1990-1991 and served as NFPGAWCC Tournament Chairman in 1998. He won the honor of North Florida Section PGA West Central Chapter Professional of the Year in 2008 and the Dean of Hedstrom Award in 2012.

Class A-1 PGA Head Professional
(727) 864-1595
terrydecker@stpetecountryclub.com

CAREER ACTIVITIES & AWARDS

North Florida Section PGA West Central Chapter Dean Hedstrom Award Winner

North Florida Section PGA West Central Chapter Professional of the Year 2008

New Year’s Invitational Co-Chairman/Director 1995-2008 (oldest continuous amateur in the Southeast 1927)

Arnold Palmer Invitational Pro-Am Volunteer

Appointed Honorary Board Member First Tee of St. Petersburg 2006

First Tee of St. Petersburg Tournament Administrator Volunteer 2005

Created Lakewood Estates Neighborhood Junior Clinic 2003

WCCPGA Tournament Chairman 1998

Speaker Pinellas Country Junior Golf Banquet 1996

Children’s Dream Fun Golf Marathon 1996, 1996

Selected as Coordinator, 1991 Business School Study Session

President West Central Chapter Assistants Association 1990-1991

Awarded WCCPGA Assistant of the Year 1991 and 1992

Winner of Pro-Am Competitions

ASSISTANT PROFESSIONALS

Bill Buttner

Assistant Golf Professional

-Assistant Golf Pro (since 2000)
-PGA Class A Member for 27 Years
-Played professionally for 15 years/ 8 Years on the PGA Tour (also on South African Tour, Canadian Tour, etc)
-Played 5 US Opens during his career
-Head Golf Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams at Eckerd College for 17 Years

Jessica Negron

Assistant Golf Professional

-Assistant Golf Pro since 2013
-PGA Apprentice
-4 Year Varsity Player for Florida State University’s Women’s Golf Team (2009-2013)
-Co-director of Junior Golf Programs including Seasonal Camps
-Omega WNYAA Player of the Year 2017
-National Car Rental Assistant Champion WNY PGA Section 2017