19557 Lyons Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33434
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Staff Bios

  • Sharon, a native Floridian, grew up in the panhandle town of Milton. She attended the University of Alabama on a golf scholarship, captained the golf team for two years and graduated with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising. Sharon’s career path includes comprehensive experience in all phases of golf course management. Sharon has participated in the U.S. Open as an amateur, and in a variety of mini-tour events and LPGA events. She has managed Southwinds Golf Course for the County since 1994.
  • Billy joined Southwinds Golf Course in September of 1995 after moving from the Boston, Mass. area, where for years he has owned and operated several restaurant, taverns and bars. His years of experience and the knowledge gained during that time has been instrumental to Southwinds as he serves as our Food & Beverage manager and assists with operations and building maintenance. After our previous golf shop received damage during the 2004 hurricane season, Billy worked closely with Palm Beach County architects and engineers as well as with construction crew to help rebuild our hurricane destroyed facility. He has worked as a bartender, clerk, functions manager, safety manager, in building maintenance and the Food & Beverage operations. Billy also handles all issues with our computer systems and manages the point-of-sale system.
  • A veteran golfer that has experienced success both on the course and in the golf shop, Pat Dowd serves as the head golf professional at Southwinds Golf Course. Pat was born in Pittsfield, Mass. and grew up playing the game of golf at the Country Club of Pittsfield. She went on compete in three U.S. Women's Open Championships and is a past New England Women's Amateur Champion. She also won the Massachusetts State Women's Amateur Championship twice and the Junior Massachusetts State Championship three times. Pat was the first LPGA pro at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. and went on to serve as the Special Events Director at Deer Creek Country Club, where she helped run the Linda Carter Maybelline Tennis Tournament as well as the Whirlpool Classic and the Mazda Classic on the LPGA Tour. She became the first Director of Golf at Stonebridge Golf Course in 1985 and, after serving as a manufacturer's rep from 1990 through 2010, joined Southwinds as the Head Professional in 2010. She currently is involved with the course's teaching programs and merchandising efforts.
  • Pete was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He was introduced to golf course maintenance while working part time during summer vacations. His love of nature and being outdoors convinced Pete to pursue a career in golf course maintenance. Pete attended Ohio State University and earned his degree in Golf Course and Turfgrass Operations. Following his graduation from Ohio State, Pete moved to Florida and began his turfgrass management career. He worked in various capacities at Lost Tree Golf Club in West Palm and St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton before becoming the Golf Course Superintendent at Southwinds Golf Course in 1996.

19557 Lyons Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33434
(561) 483-1305
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