Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2015
My name is Danny Behr and I am beyond elated to have been given this opportunity here at Ravinia Green Country Club. To tell you all a little about myself, I was born and raised in Eastern Iowa, a place where my parents still reside today. Growing up, golf became an integral part of my life. I played on the Varsity golf team for all four years of High School, where I was ranked number 1 on the team. As I continued my career in college, I was honored with both a Commitment to Excellence award and All Conference Honors at Black hawk College in Moline, Il which opened the door for me to attend the Professional Golfers Career College in Temecula, Ca where I earned a degree in Professional Golf Management as well as being recognized by the faculty for having the most positive attitude award in my graduating class. In 2010, I was elected to Membership by the PGA of America after completing all 3 Education Levels of the Professional Golf Management Program.
My first job in the golf business was at TPC Deere Run in Moline, IL where, after 1 season, I was promoted to first assistant. This opportunity provided my valuable experience working at a prestigious facility that hosts a PGA Tour event on yearly basis. Though my experience was invaluable at TPC, I knew I needed to move to a larger golf market to continue to advance my career. In 2007, I made the move to Chicago and started as an Assistant Professional at White Eagle Golf Club. From then on, Chicago has been home. It has offered me the opportunity to work at many great facilities such as White Eagle, Kemper Lakes, and most recently Rolling Green. It is with great pride that I start the next chapter of my life at Ravinia Green Country Club.
Over the years, Chicago has given me so much to be both thankful and grateful for. It gave me my wife Stephanie. We met in 2007, while I was working at White Eagle Country Club and we were married in 2013. Stephanie is currently in her first year of Residency at Franciscan Saint James Hospital in Olympia Fields. We are both so excited for this amazing opportunity to be your Head Golf Professional. I look forward to meeting all of you and getting to know you throughout the season. I’m very excited about the upcoming season and the direction the club is headed and all the potential that Ravinia Green has to offer.
Role: PGA Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2014
Phone Number: 847.945.4492
Julian Thompson was named our PGA Head Golf Professional in October of 2018. Originally from Michigan, Julian broke into the golf business in 2012 at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids. It was here that Julian was able to learn directly from Patti Butcher and indirectly from Craig Harmon, former LPGA and PGA Golf Professional of the Year award winners in their own right.
After having spent time at Winnetka Golf Club in 2013 and White Oak Country Club in 2014, Julian found his home at Ravinia Green Country Club in March of 2015. Julian quickly made an incredible impact on the club and the membership as a whole. As the PGA 1st Assistant Golf Professional from 2015 – 2018, Julian was able to manage all aspects of a very successful golf operation. During that time, Julian was recognized for his play on the course during Illinois PGA tournaments and his professionalism off the course. Below are a list of his most recent accomplishments:
-2016 ClubCorp Rising Star Award
-2017 Royal Cup Team
-2017 Elected to PGA Membership
-2018 Royal Cup Team
-2018 ClubCorp Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
Due to his professionalism and expertise, Julian continues to shine as our PGA Head Golf Professional here at RGCC.