PGA Pro Jason Hammel

Jason started in June, 2020 as our Head Golf Professional. He comes to Seven Oaks Country Club with over eight years private and public golf club experience. 

My story? I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and more specifically Oakmont, PA about 10 blocks from Oakmont Country Club. I attended Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and played golf all four years at Latrobe Country Club, the home course of Arnold Palmer. I have been lucky to be around some historic golf-rich property over the years.

I have been playing golf since I was 8, and it was my Dad and my Aunt who taught me the game and are still avid golfers. I worked on golf courses my entire life through high school and college, either mowing grass, cart staff, or Pro Shop Staff. After obtaining my Bachelor's Degree, I got a job at the Rivers Casino in downtown Pittsburgh, where I was a table games dealer for 3 years dealing Blackjack, Roulette, and other games.

My wife and I moved down to New Bern, NC in 2012 and I made the decision that I wanted to make my career in the golf industry. I was offered a job with the cart staff at Carolina Colours Golf Club, and about a year later, I got promoted to the Assistant Golf Professional and entered into the PGA Apprenticeship Program with the vision to achieve my PGA Certification.

In February of 2019, Taberna Country Club hired me as their Head Professional and gave me the keys to the golf operations. It was a fantastic experience as my first Head Professional position, but it was time to come back home to Western PA, closer to family. I live in Oakmont with my wife, Jessica and our daughter Cora. We also have 3 dogs: 2 Boykin Spaniels, Paulo and Malu, and one English springer spaniel, Mazeroski. (Living in North Carolina did not change my black and gold blood.)

The golf at Seven Oaks Country Club is a great blend of keeping the traditions and standards set every week on the golf course while adding value to your membership and golfing experience. Golf should be enjoyable, social, competitive, and fun - all rolled into one experience. I like to simplify the game with all the skills you currently have in your golf swing and give you the tools to enjoy golf for the rest of your life. I have been teaching since 2012, from ages 4-90! Let’s get together and figure out how to score.