Austin Named Vice President of Golf and Fitness


RJ AustinWarren, VT (December 21, 2010) -- RJ Austin, Director of Golf at Sugarbush Resort and a recent inductee into the Professional Golfer's Association of America, has been named Vice President of Golf and Fitness at the resort.

Austin has been with the resort since 2004, when he joined as an assistant instructor of golf. He became Director of Golf earlier this year .

'RJ has proven himself to be a natural leader of the golf operation, and a very valuable instructor to our members,' says Win Smith, president of the resort.

'As any athlete knows, you can't just focus on being in shape during your playing season,' adds Smith. 'Following a steady fitness regimen in your off-season allows you to be that much better during your on-season, whether you're a golfer, a skier, or a mountain biker. Adding the role of Fitness Director to RJ's existing responsibilities will allow him to work with our resort members and guests in the winter time so they are ready for tee time in May.'

Austin will move into his new role immediately at the Sugarbush Health and Racquet Club . Nan Payson, who has served as Manager of the Sugarbush Health and Racquet Club, has moved into a sales executive role in Sugarbush Resort Real Estate.