Byline: Jameson Wallace named coach of inaugural athletic program
Posted: August 19, 2013
The Wilson College athletic department is pleased to name Jameson Wallace as head men’s golf coach, earning him the honors of being the first coach in the history of the program. He will immediately begin preparations for the debut of the men’s golf program in the fall of 2014.
“Wilson College is fortunate to add Jameson Wallace to our coaching staff and to have established a great relationship with the Chambersburg Country Club. Jameson brings a high level of professionalism and experience to our staff”, said Wilson athletic director Lori Frey. “He will be recruiting over the next year to field Wilson’s first men’s golf team during the 2014-15 seasons. They will practice and compete at the County Club.”
Wallace currently serves as the general manager and head golf professional at Chambersburg Country Club, where he is responsible for the management and event planning of the non-profit private club. As a certified PGA Professional, he has provided over 400 hours of private golf lessons and has hosted numerous clinics and camps. Wallace also is the owner and proprietor of Wallace Golf, LLC, a retail golf merchandise establishment combined with a small private club, located in Scotland, Pennsylvania. As an entrepreneur, he has experience in all areas of business management, including the administration of a seasonal golf shop and overseeing corporate lines of credit.
Prior to his current position, Wallace was head golf professional at Grande Dunes Member Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from August 2005 through March 2009. While at Grande Dunes he assisted in the management of a for- profit club and implemented new operational standards and procedures. During his time at Grande Dunes, Wallace earned the professional recognition of being selected as a staff member of 2008 PGA Resort (Grande Dunes) and Private Merchandiser of the Year.
Wallace achieved several professional recognitions during his golf tenure. In 2008, he was named PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year of the Carolinas Section. In January of 2008 Wallace was elected as a Class A PGA Professional and became PGA Certified in Retail in September 2008. He currently serves as a member of the Association of Golf Merchandisers as well as a member of the Golf Business Network.
“I’m excited to be given the opportunity to build something great here at Wilson. These are exciting times on campus and in the community. For us to be able to grow the reach and footprint of the College via a competitive golf team is tremendous. The team will be able to practice at a wonderful facility and have access to superb resources”, said Wallace. “The group of students will truly have a unique opportunity to set the tone for Wilson College golf for many years to come.”
Wallace begins his collegiate coaching career with the opportunity to write his program’s history. He will begin this year with the recruitment of members of the first Phoenix men’s golf team. This program is one of five men’s programs scheduled to make their debut in the next three years as Wilson College makes its transition to a coed college.