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Meet The Staff

582PhiloRon Philo Jr

Ron Philo’s 20 years of professional experience include eight Major PGA Championship appearances including one US Open and playing in over a dozen PGA Tour events.

His titles and accolades consist of being a PGA Professional National Champion, 4-Time PGA Section Champion in New England, New York and North Florida, 5-Time PGA Section Player of the Year and recognized as ‘Best Teacher in State’ by Golf Digest and New England Golf Journal. Ron is also coach to his sister Laura Diaz, an LPGA Tour Player.

Ron Philo Sr

Alumni of the Florida State University where he played collegiate golf from 1965 – 1969. Mr. Philo has been a PGA member for over 40 years and is a Section Teacher of the Year Award Winner. For the past 20 years he has traveled extensively teaching and coaching his daughter, two time LPGA Tour Winner Laura Diaz. Senior, as he is known to most of his friends, will be available to share his experience and knowledge about the swing and the game throughout the summer months here in Stowe.

Sue Horton

A 1999 graduate of TCU where she competed on the women’s golf team for four years. Sue qualified to play in the 1998 US Women’s Open at Blackwolf Run. After graduating, Sue went on to compete on the LPGA’s Futures Tour until 2004. She then continued to pursue her passion for golf as a caddy on the LPGA Tour. In 2009, Sue settled in Essex VT and began teaching at the Links at Lang Farm. Sue comes to SMC with a wealth of experience that she is excited to share with members and guests.