Candler Hills Professionals
Meet the Candler Hills Golf Club team. Dedicated to providing you the best experience during your golf outing, lessons, practice and more.
Matt Hibbs, Director of Golf at On Top of the World Communities, Inc., has been with the company for five years. In 2009, Matt left Disney where he was a Class A Golf Professional, to become the Head Golf Professional at Candler Hills Golf Club and in 2012, his hard work paid off when he became the On Top of the World Director of Golf. Matt would like to be remembered as a person that was very helpful to others. “I want the golf department’s legacy, under my leadership, to be known as a staff who had a genuine concern for our residents and who always went above and beyond to help others.”
Matt Hibbs, PGA
Director of Golf
Denise Mullen, the LPGA Head Golf Professional at On Top of the World Communities, Inc., worked at The Club at Admiral’s Cove as a Teaching Professional and was responsible for the Women’s Golf Association Events. In 2004, she became the Head Golf Professional at Ibis Golf & Country Club. While at Ibis, Denise trained on the Dynamic Balance System and worked alongside Martin Hall (2008 Golf Professional and Professional Golf Association (PGA) teacher of the year) to develop her own Short Game School.
LPGA Head Golf Professional
Russ Smith, Golf Professional at On Top of the World Communities, Inc., has been with the company for eight years. Russ was born in Ocala, Florida and grew up in the small town of Crystal River. He graduated high school in 2007 and while attending the College of Central Florida he joined the Candler Hills Golf Club staff at the age of 18. Russ is currently in the Professional Golf Association (PGA) management program and is working to get his Class A license from the (PGA).
Assistant Golf Professional
Andrew Jorgensen, Certified Golf Course Superintendent at On Top of the World Communities, Inc., has been with the company for 9 years. He obtained two Associate degrees in both Golf Turf Management and Commercial Turf Management from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. Andrew also received a certificate in Turf Management from the University of Georgia. In 2014, he accepted the GCSAA/Golf Digest Environmental Leaders in Golf Award, further proving his commitment to the environment and the community in which so many call home.