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Staff Profiles

Matt Williams, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Matt Williams sets the exceptionally high standard at DeBordieu, with nearly 20 years of experience as a club professional. Priding himself on providing a consistent and exceptional customer service foundation, Matt has dedicated over 5,000 hours of golf instruction to DeBordieu members. Becoming a vital part of the DeBordieu Golf team in May of 2005, Matt was promoted to Head Golf Professional in 2014. The well sought after DeBordieu golf course has hosted its share of major championships; Matt spearheading events such as the US Open and US JR Amateur qualifying and the 2016 South Carolina State Amateur Championship. An extensive tournament schedule keeps our golf loving members busy on the course.
Matt Williams was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Psychology. Moving to South Carolina in 1999, Matt now resides in Pawleys Island, with his wife Kim of 15 years, and their 4 children, Campbell (13), Sarah Grace (11), Kathryn (6), and Woods (1). Away from work, Matt and his family enjoy time together on the beach, fishing, or watching one of his favorite sports teams: The Bulldogs, Braves, and  Falcons.

Email: mattwilliams@pga.com

 

Alex Downing
PGA Associate

Alex Downing was born and raised in Conway, SC. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Accounting.  Alex joined the DeBordieu Professional Golf Staff in March of 2019.  Alex, his wife Heather, and son Luke live in Murrells Inlet.

Email: ardowning@pga.com
 

 

Susan Zappin
PGA Associate

Susan Zappin is from Huntington, West Virginia.  She graduated from Marshall University with a degree in Sports Management and Marketing.  Susan joined the DeBordieu Staff in January 2016.  She is currently a Level 1 PGA Apprentice. 

Email:  szappin@gmail.com

 

Reed Himstedt
Golf Shop Manager/Asst. Merchandiser

Reed Himstedt was born in Niantic, Illinois.  He graduated from the Golf Academy of America with a degree in golf course operations and management.  Reed joined the DeBordieu staff in February 2017 after a successful stint at Blackmoor Golf Club. 

Email:  rhimstedt1@yahoo.com
 



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Bob Meinert

Outside Staff

John Legg, John Fredlund, Chris Jacobs, Bruce Fritz, Richard DeLorme, Roger Phillips, Bob Umble, Ron Handly, Dennis Buckley, Chad Barnes, and Richard Gore