ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.
(December 2014) – The
Greater Atlantic City Golf Association (GACGA) Board of Directors has named
Shore Gate Golf Club General Manager Harry J. Bittner as its new president.
Bittner’s position entails
overseeing the GACGA and working closely with the organization towards its
mission of positioning the Greater Atlantic City region as one of the East
Coast’s premier golf destinations.
A native of Philadelphia,
Bittner began his career in the golf industry at — what was known at
the time as Seaview Country Club — now
Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club. He quickly
become known as a top-rate golf instructor and continued his skills in this
area with tutelage under Hank Haney and Jim McLean.
Upon his return to the
Philadelphia/New Jersey region, Bittner joined the staff of Stone Harbor Golf
Club, where he developed his interest and skills in golf course design,
marketing and customer service operations during 17 years with the organization.
The club’s owner, Crown Golf Properties, named Bittner its first National
General Manager of the Year in 2000.
In 2005, Bittner joined
Shore Gate Golf Club in Ocean View, N.J., where he serves as General Manager
and Director of Golf. Additionally, he has consulted with several golf course
owners on new course design, construction and operations and is considered one
of the leading authorities on the Southern New Jersey golf market.
"The Greater Atlantic City
Golf Association has done a tremendous job putting South Jersey on the map as a
golf destination," stated Bittner. "I feel privileged to serve as the
organization’s president and look forward to continuing its dynamic work
growing the exposure of this region as a premier golf destination."
Bittner attended Broward
College and Florida Atlantic University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts
degree in communications. Bittner is a member of the Quarter Century Club of
the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) and Associate Member of the Club
Managers Association of America. He serves on the Board of the New Jersey Golf
Course Owners Association.
The Greater Atlantic City
Golf Association (GACGA) provides one-stop shopping for golf vacations at the
Jersey Shore. In addition to diversified course layouts, travelers and
vacationers can enjoy a variety of local surroundings with the member hotels of
the GACGA reservation network offers the ease and convenience of the Internet
combined with an advanced tee-time booking system to allow for real-time
reservations. In addition to direct online booking, all member courses and
partner hotels are networked to individually book tee times and golf vacations
in the Southern New Jersey area.