Golf Staff

Tim Heffelfinger, PGA – Head Golf Professional

Head Golf Professional Tim Heffelfinger is a native of Holland, Ohio who moved to the Columbus area in 2014, he currently resides in Powell, Ohio with his wife Britney. A graduate of the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Tim turned Professional in 2007. In 2014 he was elected as a class A Member of the Professional Golf Association of America.

His career started at Brandywine Country Club in NW Ohio after which he spent four years as the First Assistant Professional job at Belmont Country Club. While there, he sat on the Tournament Committee as part of the Toledo Chapter PGA for two years. He has most recently been, for two years, at Tartan Fields Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

Tim has considerable experience in tournament operations, merchandising and golf course management, coupled with an extensive teaching background. Through the use of video analysis, players are able to visually see the proper setup, takeaway, impact position and finish to effectively improve the golf swing. As a Titleist Club Fitting Professional he has the tools and experience necessary to help improve your game!

Ryne Kitchen – Assistant Golf Professional

Ryne grew up in Reynoldsburg, Ohio where he attended Reynoldsburg High School. He then went on to The Ohio State University where he played club golf and studied Civil and Environmental Engineering. He currently holds course records at five golf courses (Not NorthStar yet!) and currently resides in Polaris with his Jack Russel, Nicky Flash.

Ryne's career in golf started at Columbus Country Club after 9th grade when he began caddying and working outside operations as a summer job, and he would spend five years there learning all of the ins and outs of the outside operation of a golf course. Additionally, he has spent a summer each working at Muirfield Village Golf Club, Wedgewood Golf and Country Club, Pinnacle Peak Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ, and now NorthStar Golf Club, learning the various parts of the golf club operation. He now brings all this experience to NorthStar, where he is excited to grow with and elevate this special course club!

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