HEAD SUPERINTENDENT: STEPHEN ROSEBERRY
Stephen’s ties to Northwest Iowa started at an early age. He grew up in Arnolds Park, Iowa. Rather than spend time on the lakes, he practically lived at the golf course. Stephen was introduced to the game of golf at Emerald Hills Golf Course and discovered his passion for golf course maintenance there. Following his graduation from Arnolds Park High School, he attended The University of Iowa. At Iowa, Steve had the privilege of working at Finkbine Golf Course and helping maintain the university’s intercollegiate athletic complexes; additionally, the athletic grounds’ crew earned a national award for best college baseball field. However, the most exciting part of his job was the sports turf maintenance of Kinnick Stadium. He still attends as many games as possible to watch his beloved Hawkeyes.
Upon graduation, Steve accepted a position at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa–one of the top-rated golf courses in the state. Glen Oaks introduced him to a new and challenging side of golf course maintenance: the construction and grow-in phase of new golf courses. He then accepted a position at Sibley Golf & Country Club, acting as the Superintendent throughout the construction and grow-in phase. During his time at Sibley, Stephen and his staff had the honor of earning two prestigious awards. In 1998, he was honored as the Iowa Golf Association’s 9-Hole Superintendent of the Year. In 1999, the course received The IGA 9-Hole Golf Course of The Year Award.
Family is very important to Stephen and his wife Jodi. They have three wonderful children: Stephanie, Blake and Tyler. The Roseberry family is very happy to call Sioux Center their home and to be part of the community. Stephen is very excited about his opportunity at The Ridge Golf Club. He and his staff expect to maintain the golf course at championship playing conditions on a daily basis. Maintenance at this level should make everyone’s day at The Ridge a very enjoyable experience.
Since The Ridge opening in 2009, Stephen has been awarded 18-Hole Course of the Year in 2012, and 18-Hole Superintendent of the Year in 2014, both from the Iowa Golf Association.
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: Dave Schierbeek
Dave is originally from Michigan and came to the area for college. Dave worked on the grounds crew at The Ridge while receiving his turf grass degree and moved onto to mange a local 9-hole course. When the opportunity arose to fill the position of Assistant he returned.
DIRECTOR OF GOLF: JON CRANE, PGA
Jon Crane joins The Ridge Golf Club after moving back to his native Sioux County, 25 years into his journey as a PGA professional. Jon was born and raised in Rock Valley, Iowa, and is a graduate of Mississippi State University’s PGM program. Internships included in Jon’s PGM journey included Long Cove Club in Hilton Head Island, SC and Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, MS. While finishing school he was given the opportunity to become the first assistant golf professional at Old Waverly and was appointed as the Merchandise Manager for the 1999 US Women’s Open. Following the US Women’s Open, he was named Head Professional at Old Waverly and held that position until he became the Director of Golf at The Club at Porto Cima in Lake Ozark, MO where he served for 18 years.
Jon also has the pleasure of serving as the Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams at Dordt University. His wife Gwen works for Brommer Sanitation and they have three children, Olivia, Eli, and Jack.
HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL: KARRIE VAN RAVENSWAAY, PGA
Karrie is a native of Vermillion, South Dakota. She started playing the game of golf at the age of 12. Karrie’s passion for the game grew throughout her high school years, and led her to join the Coyote Women’s Golf Team at The University of South Dakota, where she played for four years. After earning a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Recreation and Business Administration, Karrie began her career as an Assistant Golf Professional at The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion, SD. She also spent time as an Assistant Professional at Riverside Country Club in Bozeman, MT, and more recently was the First Assistant Professional at Dakota Dunes Country Club for three years in Dakota Dunes, SD.
Karrie, her husband Dan, and son Kaden are proud to call the community of Sioux Center home and are excited to be part of The Ridge Golf Club. Karrie is very excited to help develop The Ridge into one of the best golf facilities in the area. Karrie feels that the most enjoyable part of being a golf professional is helping others to enjoy the game of golf.
Karrie received the 2015 Youth Player Development award from the Nebraska Section of the PGA for her contribution to junior golf programs at The Ridge Golf Club. Most recently she was also given the honor of 2017 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year, also from the Nebraska Section of the PGA.
TEACHING PROFESSIONAL: JONATHAN BEAVER, PGA
PGA Teaching Professional: Alex Janssen, PGA
Alex was born and raised in the small farming community of Hooper, NE. He is part of an avid golf family and his love for the game started very early in his life. Alex decided to take his passion for the game and turn it into a career. In 2006 he was accepted into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln PGA Golf Management program.
Since graduating and earning his PGA Class “A” status in 2010, he has excelled as an Assistant Golf Professional at Manhattan Country Club and Shadow Glen Golf Club in Kansas. He most recently was Co-Head Golf Professional at Sioux City Country Club in Iowa. Alex’s patient demeanor coupled with his attention to detail and desire to help every student improve ensures a high level of instruction. He prides himself on the fact that he is always learning and continuously striving to become a better instructor. Whether they are just being introduced to the game or thriving for a higher level, Alex is committed to help his students achieve a greater enjoyment of the game
Alex, his wife Alanna and their daughter are excited to join The Ridge Golf Club and Sioux Center community.
FOOD & BEVERAGE AND EVENT MANAGER: MICKIE MOELLER
Mickie is a native of our home town Sioux Center. She manages all aspects of daily food and beverage services in The Grill, as well as events and banquets. Mickie takes great pride in providing a friendly service-orientated environment for guests to enjoy their experience at The Ridge. Mickie is willing and excited to assist in planning your next event at The Ridge.