Meet the Pros

Meet the Pros

layne ricks

Layne Ricks: General Manager
Layne has been a PGA of America Member since 1986, is a longtime Katy resident, and was awarded the South Texas PGA Patriot Award in 2015.  His experiences are vast and include prominent teaching and management positions at Lochinvar Golf Club, Tennwood, Glen Oaks of New York, River Ridge and Cinco Ranch Golf Clubs. He is proud to be General Manager and a part of Heritage Golf Group.

Awarded the ‘STPGA Junior Golf Leader for 2006’, Layne’s junior camps reflect his enthusiasm for teaching not only juniors, but golfers at every level, up to the seasoned tour professionals. His teaching philosophies have been refined over the years by close associations with such golf greats as Claude Harmon Sr., Butch Harmon, Jay Herbert and Dave Marr.  He is a Ping Staff Member, is meticulous and experienced in club fitting, and offers all golfers sound advice to improve any or all aspects of their game.


Troy Timm

Troy Timm: Head Golf Professional
Troy Timm, Head Golf Professional, is from Wisconsin where his love for the game of golf developed during summers in high school & college working at a golf course.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in History, and then followed his passion for golf to Southern California where he attended the San Diego Golf Academy, graduating with Honors. There he learned many of the teaching and management skills needed to be successful in the industry. His teaching methods were honed by PGA Professionals, including Michael Flanagan (two time PGA Professional of the Year, San Diego Chapter) and Buddy Allin (Five Time PGA Tour Winner).

In California, Troy worked at courses in Encinitas and Oceanside. In 2006, he joined Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club and is enjoying Texas. Tireless in his work ethic, Troy is always positive and cheerful. He earned his PGA Membership in October 2011, is a member of the Nike Swoosh staff and winner of the South Texas PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award in 2016.



Tony Allen

Tony Allen: Teaching Professional
Tony is a PGA member and began playing golf at fourteen. He worked at Bear Creek Golf World at sixteen under the late Dick (Pro) Forester, medaled in Varsity Golf at Jersey Village High, and played for Wharton Junior College. His professional career began in 1998 at Jersey Meadows Golf Club, continued at Raveneaux Country Club from 2000 through November 2006, and we are pleased to now have this Houston native’s expertise at Meadowbrook Farms.

On the Mizuno staff since 2001, he is a certified club fitter. His passion for golf and his friendly demeanor puts students of all levels at ease. His teaching philosophy and approach is simple; help each student accomplish a competent golf swing, a practical knowledge of their short game and the Rules of Golf. Tony believes the successful development of a player will preserve and promote the integrity of the game of golf.


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