Mountain Lake is where Eric Dietz – in the midst of a five-decade career – hangs his hat.
The typical PGA professional remains in one region of the country for his or her entire career, and oftentimes that club pro will stay at one facility far longer than any other.
That’s part of what makes Eric Dietz’s five-decade path through the industry so intriguing. He’s won the Bill Strausbaugh Award for mentorship of fellow PGA professionals in four different sections – Philadelphia, Northern California, Minnesota and North Florida – and he’s been tasked with taking on the general manager, CEO or COO position of several respected facilities across the country.
It’s a role that the 63-year-old Dietz, currently the COO of the Seth Raynor-designed Mountain Lake in Lake Wales, Florida, has embraced as his own unique identity.
“If I sum it up, I have always believed that busin...
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