Orchid, Florida (November 1, 2019) – Orchid Island is pleased to announce David Champagne as the new Director of Golf. 

David has spent the past 11 years at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio where he served as their Director of Golf. Firestone Country Club has hosted more than 65 consecutive years of tournament golf, including three PGA Championships and is currently home of the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship.

David is a consummate professional and is well respected by his peers in the golf industry. He is also an excellent teacher and an outstanding player finishing top ten in several PGA Professional Championships and won the Toledo Open in 2009. In addition, he was awarded the 2017 Northern Ohio PGA Golf Professional of the Year.

David’s love of the game golf pours over into his commitment to players at all skill levels. He is a hands-on professional and has plans of implementing a golf program that exceeds the expectations of our Members. We are excited to have David’s leadership at Orchid Island to take our Golf Program to new levels.

Orchid Island is a private and intimate residential golf course community, offering gracious waterfront and golf course homes, an award-winning Arnold Palmer golf course, a state-of-the art Tennis & Fitness Center and an intimate Beach Club perfectly suited for leisurely gatherings, club activities and exceptional dining. Orchid Island has gained certification as being one of "Americas Healthiest Clubs" from Prevo Health Solutions for five consecutive years, as well as being awarded the designation of being a "Distinguished Elite Club” and “A Platinum Club of America.” For more information, visit OrchidIslandFL.com 


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