Golf Professionals

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    Scott Leritz
    Head PGA Golf Professional
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    Scott Leritz graduated from Oregon State University and was a letter winner on their men's golf team. In 1999, Scott obtained his PGA membership and held previous head professional positions at The Oregon Golf Club and Indian Summer G&CC.; Scott has been the Head Professional at Royal Oaks since 2008.

    He was winner of the Albertson's Northwest Team Championship, Oregon Stroke Play Championship, Oregon Pro-Assistant's Championship along with numerous top 5 finishes in Section Major Tournaments. Scott is a four time Hudson Cup team member along with a three time qualifier of the PGA Professional National Championship.

    Scott's experience allows him to teach players of all levels including juniors, ladies, men and accomplished players. His current certifications include Stack and Tilt Authorized instructor, Operation 36-Level 1, Blast Motion, Bodi-trak, and SuperSpeed Golf-Level 1. Scott is a Callaway Golf Master Staff Professional.

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    Carrie De Gree
    Lead Assistant PGA Professional
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    Carrie was born and raised in Bend, Oregon. Carrie earned her Class A membership to the PGA of America in 2008. In her beginning years as a golf professional, she started out in junior golf at Manito Golf and Country Club in Spokane, WA as an Assistant Professional, ultimately leading her to a 1st Assistant position in Norther California where she was responsible for tournament operations.

    In 2016, Carrie accepted the 2nd Assistant Golf Professional position at Eugene Country Club where they hosted the 2016 Men's and Women's NCAA Golf Championship, US SR Amateur, Pac-12 Men's Championship. While at Eugene CC, Carrie completed all four courses in the Certified Professional Program in 4 months, making her 1 of 25 Assistants in the Nation with all four certifications at the time. After receiving the 2017 Oregon Chapter Assistant Professional of the Year, it was time for a new chapter.

    In 2019, Carrie moved to Portland, OR and accepted the role of 1st Assistant Golf Professional and Director of Junior Golf position at Columbia Edgewater CC. While at Columbia Edgewater, Carrie has doubled the participation in PGA JR. League, Jr. Club Championship, and revamped the traditional Junior Golf Camps at CECC.

    Most recently, Carrie was 1 of 15 Golf Professionals selected for the Cohort V of the PGA LEAD program and in 2020 was elected to the Oregon Chapter PGA Board of Directors. Not stopping there, Carrie was asked to become the Chair of the Education Committee. In 2021, Carrie earned the honor of Assistant Golf Professional of the Year in both the Oregon Chapter and Pacific Northwest Section.

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    Nick Plamp
    Assistant PGA Professional
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    Nick Plamp has been a part of Royal Oaks his whole life. His family were members for 15 years and Royal Oaks is where he found his passion for golf.

    Nick has been a PGA Professional since 2003 and is a graduate of San Diego Golf Academy. He advises his students to establish a clear understanding of the fundamentals. Teaches them to practice correctly with smaller achievable goals to help build confidence and keep the game fun. Nick is proficient in all club fitting aspects and using technology to help his students. Nick has experience teaching players of all levels.
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    John Buck
    Assistant PGA Professional
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    PGA Professional John Buck has been with Royal Oaks for 22 years. The first ten years of his career he worked in various capacities at the Resort at the Mountain. He followed that with stops as the Head Professional at Fairmont Hots Springs (MT), Fairway Village and Club Green Meadows. He has experience as a rules official at several PNW PGA section events. He also has served as the head rules official for the Royal Oaks Invitational and other Royal Oaks held events. In his time away from the golf course John is an avid fly fisherman and snow skier.
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    Alexis O'Brien
    Director of Player Development, LPGA
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    Alexis played her college golf at the University of New Orleans and earned her bachelor’s degree in Education. While in college she served as the female swing model for the Golden Tee arcade game. She became a LPGA Teaching and Club Professional in 2005. She started out her career at Green Garden Golf Academy as a Teaching Professional and her most famous student was the late celebrity Bernie Mac. She then spent the next 11 years as a NCAA Division I Head Coach at Chicago State University and Southern Illinois University. She led the Salukis to an unprecedented 20 team tournament titles with 16 individual champions. In 2011 she was recognized by her peers as the LPGA Midwest Section Coach of the Year. While at Southern, she completed her Master’s Degree in Sport Administration. She married Tommy O’Brien in June 2017, who was a goaltender for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. She is a diehard Chicago sports fan who loves the Bears and Cubbies. When she isn’t playing golf she like to do cross fit, bikram yoga, and lindy hop.
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    Aaron Ritoch
    Merchandise Manager
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