ROSEMONT, Pa. – Ari Flaisher has been promoted to Head Coach of the Rosemont Golf program. It is Flaisher's second year with the program and his first as the Head Coach.
A native of Rockville, MD near Washington, DC and a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park where he studied Kinesiology, Coach Flaisher has an extensive background in and out of golf. He has worked in television & film production and in financial services at mutual fund giant Vanguard until recently becoming a Pennsylvania certified Health and Physical Education teacher.
Coach Flaisher was part of the tandem that claimed the 2011 (44th Annual) Philadelphia Better-Ball Championship title in the "Championship" flight at Cobbs Creek Golf Course.
As a golf instructor, Ari was the Head Coach at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Maryland where he started the golf team, worked as a Junior Golf Instructor at US Open venue Congressional Country Club, and taught golf as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland. While studying for his MBA at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, Ari helped coordinate several high profile South Florida golf tournaments including the 2003 Dixie Amateur, the 2004 Royal Caribbean Classic a former Champions Tour event, and the 2004 Florida Open.
Ari also has a unique perspective to guide Rosemont's team through his work as a caddy. He first started caddying in 1998 at Congressional CC and spent the 2003-2004 winter caddying at Broken Sound Club's Old Course in Boca Raton, FL. As a professional caddy he has experience on the mini-tours, worked for former PGA Tour player Michael Boyd at the 1st stage of PGA Tour Q-School in 1999, and caddied in several 36 hole US Open Sectional Qualifiers at Woodmont CC in Rockville, MD. Professionally, Ari worked as a Production Assistant for PGA Tour Productions in St. Augustine, FL and in sales as a Territory Manager for Softspikes, Inc., the worldwide pioneer in plastic cleat technology.
Ari has "wanted to coach Golf, since college," and "appreciates the honor to be an NCAA Head Coach for Golf, joining a distinguished group of men and women who currently head NCAA golf programs." Coach Flaisher looks to "continue to build the foundation that was set by outgoing coach Bob Thomas." He added that he is "looking forward to working with rising sophomores" from last year's successful campaign and to help them improve on their games. Ari's goal is to "work to put together a strong, competitive team" in the longer run.
Ari moved to Philadelphia in 2004 where he currently resides in Ardmore, PA with his wife Jennifer and their two toddlers Libby and Jonah. When not coaching or being a Dad, Ari enjoys working in the surrounding school systems as a Substitute Teacher and in the summers he volunteers as a Committee Member for the Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association. A long time single digit handicapper, Ari actively competes in State, Regional, and Local amateur golf tournaments having successfully qualified for the 2010 PA Mid-Amateur, the 2008 GAP Amateur, the 2007 and 2010 GAP Mid-Amateurs, and the 2010 GAP Patterson Cup.