PGA General Manager
A native Oklahoman, Rodney has played golf for 40 years and has been a PGA Golf Professional member since 1993. He began collegiate golf at the University of Oklahoma and then finished with All-America and Academic All-America honors at Cameron University in Lawton, Okla.
After graduation, Rodney worked at Oakwood Country Club in Enid, Okla., until achieving PGA Membership. He then moved to La Quinta, California, to work and assist in the opening of Rancho La Quinta Country Club, four-time host to The Skins Game.
In 1996, Rodney went to work at Castle Pines International in Castle Rock, Colo., and assisted with the PGA TOUR International Golf Tournament before moving back to the Desert to be the Head Golf Professional at Desert Willow Golf Resort and Mission Hills Country Club. While back in the Desert, Rodney assisted the hosting of four Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational’s and two Kraft Nabisco LPGA Major Championships, respectively.
Rodney became the General Manager/Director of Golf at Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert, Calif., in 2001, where he was able to increase facility revenues nearly 100% from $5M to $10M annually and was named by Golf Inc. in 2005 as one of the Nation’s Most Admired Operators.
In 2007 Rodney moved back to his roots to join the University of Oklahoma and the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. While at the OU Golf Club, Rodney has overseen the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, the 2010 Big 12 Women's Golf Championship, 2012 NCAA Men's Regional, 2013 NCAA Women's Regional, 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship, as well as many other qualifiers and events. Over 12 million dollars in course and facility renovations have occurred under his watch since his arrival in 2007.