Great Bear Golf Club Hires New Golf Pro

Monday, February 17, 2014 (East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania) – After an extensive candidate search  and comprehensive interview  process, Great Bear Golf Club announces that the search is over and has appointed Christopher Wegner as the club’s new Head Golf Professional.  

“We are pleased to announce the hiring of Christopher Wegner as our new Head Golf Professional,” said Rob Howell, General Manager.  “Chris brings 16 years of golf pro and club management experience, specializing in membership growth and retention, operations and management.”

ChrisWegnerPrior to joining Great Bear, Chris was General Manager at the 101-year-old Donald Ross designed LuLu Country Club in North Hills, Pennsylvania.  Before that, Chris was the Head Golf Professional and General Manager at the historic 1926 A.W. Tillinghast designed Suneagles Golf Club in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.  Chris also spent three seasons as Head Golf Professional at Architects Golf Club in Phillipsburg, NJ.

On his new position, Chris says. “I am excited to be joining the Great Bear family and working toward the goal of growing into a private membership club.  I am especially looking forward to connecting and building long lasting relationships with the current members. I will come to work daily intending to provide a fun and quality golfing experience while we continue to develop Great Bear as the premier private facility in the region.”

Chris is an active class “A” member of the Professional Golf Association of America, and has served on many committees including the NJPGA’s Education Committee and was a member of the NJPGA Assistants Board.  

Chris grew up in New Jersey’s Hunterdon County in Raritan Township. He learned to play golf and started his golf career in Somerset County, later attending Hunterdon Central High School then College in Boston (Wentworth Institute of Technology). Chris and his wife Cheryl have two beautiful little girls (Abigail 5 and Charlotte 3). 

Great Bear Golf Club will be hosting a “Meet the Pro” event at the Golf Club on Sunday, March 16th from 1 pm to 3 pm.  For more information about the event, Chris or Great Bear Golf Club, please contact Rob Howell, General Manager at: (570) 223-2000 or

About Great Bear Golf Club

18 Holes – Par 71 – 7,025 Yards – Tee to Green Bent Grass – Tee to Green Irrigation – No Parallel Fairways

“Integrating the three lakes, several streams, wetlands, small bridges and rolling terrain, Nicklaus has created a course that presents itself differently to golfers of varying skill. For the experienced player, the course offers interesting challenges and pro tees that will bring out your strongest game. Yet it’s also designed to be a course with the ultimate in playability,  ensuring enjoyable round after round, revealing its intricacies and craftsmanship the more you play it. Great Bear is destined to be one of the Golden Bear’s great ones.” –

  • Architecture Award 2007-2008 & Top 20 Courses in Pennsylvania – Golf Digest 
  • America’s Best Courses – Golfweek
  • Rated 4 Stars – Top 100 US Women-Friendly Courses – Golf for Women
  • Host to a Nationwide Tour Qualifier

Great Bear Golf Club Contact Information:
Mr. Rob Howell – General Manager
Phone: (570) 223-2000 / Fax: (570) 223-8510
Postal Address: One Great Bear Way, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302-8275