THE GOLF TEAM

Name

D.J. Ransom

Title

Head Golf Professional

D.J. Ransom has eight years’ experience as a Golf Professional. A graduate of Golf Academy of Carolinas, D.J. is a Class A PGA Professional and was promoted to Head Golf Professional in 2011. D.J.’s philosophy through practice drills and education is sure to improve your golf game.

Name

Kristen Palmer

Title

Assistant Golf Professional

Kristen Palmer joined the Pinnacle Country Club team in March of 2013. She is a graduate of Western Illinois with a degree in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration. Kristen played golf at Western Illinois and has a passion for the game. Kristen received her PGA Certification in 2017 and is now a PGA Professional.

Name

Chase Turpin

Title

Director of Agronomy

Chase Turpin joined the Pinnacle Team in 2006 and was promoted to Golf Course and Grounds Superintendent in 2013 after serving as the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent for seven years. Chase assumed the role of Director of Agronomy in August of 2021. He earned his Turf and Landscape Horticulture Degree from the University of Arkansas. Chase has had an interest in the game of golf since an early age and has been working in the golf course maintenance industry since 2001. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the GCSA of Arkansas in 2012 and 2013. One of Chase’s most memorable experiences was working overseas at The Old Course at St. Andrews where he aided in hosting the 2004 British Amateur Championship.