THE WOODLANDS (HOUSTON), TEXAS - Benchmark, a global hospitality company, has named TJ Baggett, PGA general manager for the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech. Tom Cupo, managing director for The Inn at Virginia Tech and the Pete Dye River Course, made the announcement.
“It is a pleasure to welcome TJ to Benchmark and to the Pete Dye River Course,” said Mr. Cupo. “A Virginia native, he brings an extraordinary background in golf course and celebrity golf events management to his new role, gained at assignments domestically and internationally. He is a terrific addition to our management team.”
A PGA Member, TJ Baggett brings important professional experience to the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech, located in Blacksburg, Virginia. This includes experience gained across the United States, The Bahamas and Russia. He most recently was head golf professional for TPC Piper Glen of Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to this he served as director of golf sales for PGA National Spa & Resort of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and as PGA general manager for TPC at Baha Mar, Nassau, The Bahamas.
Earlier in his career Mr. Baggett was PGA general manager for the Don Golf & Country Club of Stanitsa, Russia, where he was actively involved in opening the property. For seven years Mr. Baggett hosted the nationally televised Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at the award-winning Ocean Club Golf Course in The Bahamas.
TJ Baggett attended Methodist University of Fayetteville, North Carolina. A native of Virginia, he is relocating to Blacksburg with his wife Erin.