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Meet the Golf Staff

"Each golf shot an opportunity succeed, so always look ahead - not behind"

Head Golf Professional - James R. Lusk, Jr. (jlusk@paramountcountryclub.com)

Jim, as he likes to be called, has been a class A PGA professional since June of 2000 and had served as Head Golf Professional at the Seawane Club from October of 2007 until our hiring. During his collegiate years at Ferris State University, Jim won eight collegiate tournaments, played in four NCAA Championships and was a two-time All-American golfer. In his first professional event, Jim successfully qualified at nearby Mansion Ridge for the 1999 Buick Classic played at Westchester Country Club.

Local residents of Rockland County, he married his wife Kim in March of 2003 and they have been blessed with four healthy children; Madison (12), Kallie (11), Jackson (6) and Justin (1). Jim is also currently serving a 3 year term on the Metropolitan PGA board of directors as Tournament Chairman.

Assistant Golf Professional - Mr. Billy Ashford

Billy brings his 25 years as a golf professional and teacher to Paramount CC. His teaching style comes from combining his years as a competitive player along with the professional knowledge gained from working under two of the games premier instructors, Bob Toski and Jack Lumpkin.

Billy's teaching experience has ranged from beginning golfers to some of the top playing amateurs in the country. His ability to make lessons fun and work within each students' given swing has brought much success throughout his instructional career.

 Assistant Golf Professional - Mr.Tony Baek
Prior to joining Paramount’s Professional Staff Tony has most recently served as Assistant Golf Professional at the prestigious Alpine and Trump National Briarcliff Country Clubs. With more than 25 years of experiences in the golf industry as a teaching professional, club fitter and golf club maker, Tony’s extensive knowledge will be a tremendous asset to the Club.

Throughout his distinguished career Tony has played in numerous amateur championships among the Asian Golf organization in the US and has won several key tournaments. In 1987, he qualified to play in the Korea Open Championship on the Asian tour.

In 2002 he joined the Korean PGA of Americas as COO and developed teaching organization and Asia Tour player organization.
His passion to help others play golf better comes from his own experiences with golf instruction, and golf club fitting; Having worked with several well-known PGA Teaching Professionals and developed Jr. Programs with PGA Tour Experience Academy.

In addition to his travels throughout the golf world Tony is a member of the World Taekwondo Federation, and holds a 7th degree black belt as a grandmaster. As a master of meditation called SuperXen Meditation, Tony applies these philosophies to helping golfers to improve their games through a better mental game. 


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