Meet the Professional Staff

Director of Golf

Chip King, PGA

Chip King has been the PGA Director of Golf for Grandfather Golf and Country Club for the last ten years. Recently elected to the Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame, Chip began his professional career at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst and continued working in the Pinehurst area until he moved to Grandfather in 2007. In addition to his recent achievement, the Toronto native has been honored as the 2001 CPGA and 2002 PGA of America Resort Merchandiser of the Year and was named Golf Professional of the Year in 1991, among other accolades. Chip takes pride in his work and is passionate about mentoring and training young golf professionals to become successful leaders in the industry.


Head Golf Professional

A.J. Sikula, PGA

A.J. Sikula was born and raised in Chico, California but moved to West Virginia in high school when his father started a new job at Marshall University. A.J. went to Marshall on a baseball scholarship and received his MBA in 2009. Before Grandfather, A.J.was on the Professional Staffs at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts and Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida. A.J. has had two wonderful years at Grandfather and is excited to enter his third season as Head Professional in 2017.



Senior Assistant Golf Professional

Davis Agnew, PGA

Davis Agnew is from Linesville, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Methodist University’s Professional Golf Management program in 2014. Davis joined the Grandfather team in 2015 after stints at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts and The Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Davis now spends his winter seasons as the Senior Assistant Golf Professional at the Country Club of Florida.



Assistant Golf Professional

John Hickey

John Hickey has called Allentown, Pennsylvania home since 2000. He attended Penn State University as a PGA Golf Management student. Prior to Grandfather, John most recently worked at John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, Florida. He has also completed internships at Red Sky Golf Club, Glenwild Golf Club, and Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C. John is in his first season at Grandfather.



2120 NC Highway 105 South
Linville, North Carolina 28646

Tel: 828.898.4531 | Fax: 828.898.4595
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