Golf Staff

Clifford W. Purtilo

Position: PGA Head Golf Professional Age: 46 Family: Valerie (Wife), David (10) Hannah (16) Madison (14) McKenna (7) Cliff has been the Head Golf Professional at the Oberlin Golf Club since 1995. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He also played college golf for the University of Toledo golf team. Upon graduation, he worked six years at Stone Oak C.C. (Toledo) and two years at the Jacaranda Golf Club (Ft. Lauderdale) as the First Assistant Professional. While serving his apprenticeship, he coached the University of Toledo golf team. Cliff competes locally and nationally at the professional level and has won tournaments at all levels of competition. Some major accomplishments include: Qualifying for the 1991 Nike Cleveland Open, First place at the 1991 Highland Meadows Pro-Am (69), First place at the 1994 Northern Ohio PGA Pro-Pro (65), First place at the 1995 Elyria C.C. Pro-Am (69), First place at the 2002 and 2005 Oberlin Pro-am (69,67), First place at the 2005 Elyria Pro-Am (69) and First Place at the 2007 Pro-Pro Match Play Qualifier at the Inverness Club (65). He also has recently been selected as the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008 Horton Smith Award winner by his peers for his contributions in the area of education for the Northern Ohio Professional Golfers Association. Cliff is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Northern Ohio PGA (2002-2005). He is currently involved with many community and charitable organizations in the Lorain County area.

Tim Perin

Position: PGA Assistant Golf Professional Age: 29 Family: Wife- Kari, Daughter- Lizzie (3), Luke (newborn) Tim is entering his first season here at Oberlin.  He spent five seasons doing his internship at Plumbrook CC and was the Director of Instruction at Mudbrook Golf Center last year.  He acheived PGA membership in 2010. Tim is a native of Sandusky, Ohio and a graduate of Tusculum College.  He has been active in the PGA of America at the chapter and section level. Tim has two course records at Woussickett GC (61) and Green Hills GC (64).   

Past Golf Professionals at Oberlin Golf Club:

1934-1958 - Hershey G. Shannon 1959-1964 - Joe Kristosik 1964-1975 - Jim Cirigliano 1975-1978 - Mike Martino 1978-1994-Jack Durbin 1994-Present - Cliff Purtilo