Meet the Golf Staff

Rodney Silvagni

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2014

Rodney Silvagni was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where he started playing golf at the age of 10.  Rodney played 2 years of college golf at William Jewell College before transferring to the University of Missouri where he graduated in 2003 with an Economics degree. After graduation he moved to California to start his career in golf at PGA West Private before moving back to St. Louis to become the Head Golf Professional at Crescent Farms Golf Club. In 2008, Rodney was named employee of the year for Walters Golf Management Company.

Rodney moved back to the Desert in 2011 and came to Mission Hills in 2014. Along the way he has has worked at numerous clubs including PGA West, TPC Valencia, and Pevely Farms Golf Club. Rodney has helped run several Professional events including The Bob Hope Classic/Humana Challenge and The ANA Inspiration. Rodney completed his PGA education becoming a Class A PGA Member in February of 2016.

In May of 2016, Rodney got married to Rayla Silvagni. Rayla is also in the Club Corp family, working as a Member Relations Coordinator at Mission Hills.   


Nicholas Thron

Role: Tournament Coordinator
Serving Since: 2008
Phone Number: 760.883.5514

Nick has been in the golf business since 2005 and at with Mission Hills Country Club since 2008. Working as an Assistant Golf Professional he learned the in's and out's of running successful golf events. Nick is very skilled at customer service, knowledge of the game and Tournament Operations. His knowledge in these areas have taken Mission Hills to another level in golf operations here at Mission Hills Country Club.