Golf Staff Bios
Chris Jones, PGA Member – General Manager
Chris became the General Manager at Pinon Hills Golf Course in December 2007.
A PGA Member since 1998, Chris has worked in Missouri at a number of golf courses.
He was the Head Golf Professional at Creekmoor Golf Club in Raymore, Missouri, Silo
Ridge Country Club in Bolivar, Missouri, and the General Manager for Greene Hills
Golf Course, a municipal course, in his hometown of Chillicothe, Missouri. He is a
devoted Dad and proud father of Jackson (20) and Morgan (12). Chris is an avid
University of Missouri football and basketball fan even though he lives in
Farmington—what seems like a million miles from Tiger Country. Chris enjoys
everything about the four corners and lists hiking and skiing among his favorite activities.
Joel Atson, Head Golf Professional
Bio coming soon.
Dana Hickman, PGA Member – Director of Instruction
PGA Life Member Dana Hickman has been helping golfers all over the country improve their golf game since turning professional in 1975. Some of his past experience has been as owner/operator of Swing Masters International Golf Schools, as well as the Director of Instruction at Medinah Country Club in Illinois for 8 years – one of the most prestigious private clubs in the Midwest. From 2000-2012, Dana was the Director of Golf Instruction at Riverview Golf Course in Kirtland, N.M. He is also a certified The First Tee instructor/coach as well. Dana is an expert club fitter and accomplished golf instructor – available by appointment.
Randy Hisey, CGSAA – Golf Course Superintendent
Randy Hisey is the consummate professional golf course superintendent with a heralded reputation in the golf industry. He returned to Pinon Hills Golf Course in August 2007. Pinon Hills was fortunate to have him on staff during the grow-in of the golf course in 1989. Randy was born in Kansas then moved with his family as young boy Albuquerque and graduated from Manzano High School in 1971. He then earned his B.S. in Agronomy from New Mexico State University in 1975. His first job in the golf business was Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Rio Rancho Country Club and later he went on to be the Golf Course Superintendent for the two University of New Mexico Golf Courses. One of the bright moments in his career there, came when directed the renovation of the Championship Course in preparation for the 1998 Division 1 NCAA Golf Championship. Randy has developed a dynamic approach to golf course grounds keeping and maintenance in the arid climate of Farmington. He works to promote the health of the soil by using the highest quality organic products and soil amendments available. Pinon Hill’s improved turf quality and playing conditions while using significantly less water and petrochemical fertilizers are due to Randy’s hard work, dedication and paying close attention to details.
Jacob Morgan, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Joe Evans, Golf Course Mechanic