James Thompson, Head Golf Professional
A graduate from Mississippi State University, James studied Professional Golf Management and has been active in the golf industry for almost 15 years. He has spent time at different courses in Charlotte, as well as Philadelphia where he also taught at the ESPN Golf School. In 2010, James joined Firethorne as the Head Golf Professional. James’ expertise has helped enhance the Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf and Junior Golf programs. He has his Class A PGA Membership and continues to stay on top of what is evolving in the industry.
Marty Wasser, 1st Assistant Golf Professional
An Illinois native, Marty graduated from Southwestern Illinois College where he was on the golf team. He moved to St. Louis where he graduated from the Control Data Institute at St. Louis University. Golf was Marty’s passion but he ended up working in the IT Industry for 20 years before becoming involved in only golf. Marty has served on the board at private clubs as Secretary, Greens Chairman and Tournament Chairman and is a member of the Donald Ross Society. He began working in the golf industry in 2003 and attained PGA Class “A” Membership in 2011. Marty brings 35 years of golf experience to Firethorne.
Wrennie Love, 2nd Assistant Golf Professional
Wrennie joined Firethorne roughly 8 months ago and brings great knowledge to our Golf Team. From North Augusta, South Carolina, Wrennie graduated from St. Augustan’s College (Raleigh, NC) and has over 20 years of experience in the golf industry. He previously worked for Titleist, Nike Golf and Callaway Golf and has also worked on tour with big names, all of which he helped with club fittings and building their clubs. Not only is Wrennie an expert club fitter, but he is also working towards his Class A Membership and is expected to attain it within the year.