Professional Staff

   Mark Ahrens
Head Golf Professional 
PGA of Canada Class A Professional & 2013 PGA of Ontario Golf Professional of the Year

From being Rookie of the Year at Ferris State College in 1985 to being honoured as PGA of Ontario Golf Professional of the Year for 2013, it’s been a memorable journey for Mark Ahrens.
As a kid from Toronto, Ahrens started playing junior golf with his brother Brian at the Donalda Club, where his parents Lyle and Heidi remain active members. It was during this time that Mark picked up a passion for the game that set him on a course to become recognized as one of the province’s premier golf professionals.
“It’s a true honour to be recognized by the PGA of Ontario as the Golf Professional of the Year,” says Ahrens who is looking forward to this 18th season as Head Professional at Kawartha Golf & Country Club in Peterborough.
“Mark has transformed Kawartha into one of the best serviced clubs anywhere in the country, says Ian Webb, Executive Professional at Credit Valley G&CC. “Mark leads by example; he is an astute businessman as his golf shop consistently parallels big city clubs in sales and service. He represents the best of what the PGA has to offer in professionalism, integrity and enthusiasm for the game. Ahrens has also mentored close to 15 up-and-coming PGA of Ontario members who have passed through his shop over the years. 
 
 
Rob Zeppieri
Associate Professional

PGA of Canada Class A Professional
Rob was born and raised in Peterborough and got an early start to his golf career by playing his junior golf at Tamarac Golf & Country Club, which his Grandparents owned and operated. While attending Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, he captained the golf team and helped the team make their first trip to OFSAA. He then attended Georgian  College in Barrie, where he studied Professional Golf Management and captained the golf team in his 1st year. He turned professional in 2007 and after spending 3 years at Rocky Crest Golf Club as a Golf Services attendant and soon after an Assistant Professional he joined the team here at Kawartha Golf Club and is currently in his 7th season.
     Jason Hogendoorn
Associate Professional

PGA of Canada Class A Professional
Jason grew up in Millbrook, just outside of Peterborough before graduating at Georgian College in the Professional Golf Management program. Jason’s background includes eight years in the golf course maintenance side of the industry before he decided to become a PGA of Canada Golf Professional. He  continues to work and learn daily on his teaching skills, customer service and his own game to ensure a professional level in all aspects of. Jason is able to bring his professional mannerism that he has gathered, while taking his co-op placements at Angus Glenn and private courses like Oviinbyrd, where attention to detail and customer service is at its highest in the industry. Jason has been at Kawartha for 7 years now implementing quality of service and looks forward to sharing and helping you enjoy your experience at one of Ontario's finest golf course here in his home town, Peterborough.  
Mitchell Ahrens
Golf Shop Assistant & Junior Coordinator

Mitch was born in Scarborough, Ontario before moving to Peterborough with his parents and younger brother. Golf has always been a passion in Mitch’s life as he started playing competitively when he was 10 years old and continues to play competitively today. He is currently in his 3rd year at Georgian College in the Bachelor of Business: Golf Management program and a member of the Georgian Grizzlies Golf Team. Being a junior here at Kawartha since the age of 10 has given Mitch a great understanding of the junior program. As our new Junior Coordinator his goal for the season is to create a program that shows each junior member how to get the most enjoyment out of their membership. This will be Mitch’s 7th year at Kawartha and is very proud to be your new Junior Coordinator.