Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Changing of the guards at Sun Valley

New directors named for golfing, ski school

Express Staff Writer

After working as head golf professional at the Sun Valley Resort since 2005, Jeffrey Petersen has been appointed director of golf, taking over for Doyle Corbett.

Sun Valley Co. Marketing Director Jack Sibbach announced the change on Tuesday.

A member of PGA of America, Petersen previously served as assistant golf professional at the Sage Lakes Golf Course in Idaho Falls after playing golf at Utah State University.

"Being named the director of golf at Sun Valley is a dream come true and an honor," Petersen stated in a press release. "Sun Valley is a world-class resort and I look forward to helping guide the enhanced golf amenities and operation with the help of a tremendous team and ownership."

Petersen's promotion comes as the resort is making a major investment in its golf amenities. New facilities include the Sun Valley Club golf and nordic center, and White Clouds Golf Course. In addition to the 58,000-square-foot club house and nine-hole course, the resort also added the 18-hole Sawtooths Putting Course and 25-acre practice range this summer.

Sibbach said Corbett will continue to teach golf at the resort.

As well, there has been a change in the operation of the resort's most renowned pastime—skiing. Longtime Ski School Director Hans Muehlegger will be focusing his efforts on the operation and development of the new nordic center, according to ski school Supervisor Weylin Barrett. He said Allan Patzer, who has been working at the ski school for about 35 years as an instructor and supervisor, will take over as the new director.

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