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Meet the Timberton Staff


Timberton Golf Club is owned and operated by Professional Golf Services LLC.

Professional Golf Services
#22 Clubhouse Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401

Ron Hickman,
General Manager & owner of Professional Golf Services, a management company operating Timberton Golf Club in Hattiesburg Mississippi. 

Professional Highlights

  • Voted top #3 by Golf Digest “Best Teacher in State” issue May 2000
  • Instructor for the PGA/USGA Rules of Golf workshop since 1999 - Current
  • Member of the PGA Rules of Golf Committee since 1997, Co-Chairman 2013-2016
  • Chairman of Gulf Sates Section Education Committee 1995-1999
  • Chairman of the Gulf States Section Rules of Golf Committee 1998- 2005
  • Consulting Rules Chairman GCSAA National Championship 2004 - Current

Served as a rules official at the following major golfing events:

  • Served as a Rules Official at 17 consecutive PGA Championships
  • The Masters - 2000, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Tournament Player’s Championship 2001
  • PGA Grand Slam 2002 & 2004
  • European Tour Volvo PGA 2003
  • PGA Cup Matches 2003 & 2007
  • PGA Junior Ryder Cup  2004 & 2008
  • PGA Ryder Cup 2004, 2008, 2012, 2014
  • Rules Chairman of the GCSAA National Championship Rule of Golf Committee
  • The Open Championship 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

PGA Awards

  • 2000 PGA Professional of the Year Gulf States Section of PGA
  • 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008 & 2011 Horton Smith Award for Gulf States Section of the PGA, recognized for outstanding contributions in the field of education
  • Achieved classification of PGA Master Professional on June 1, 2004
  • 2000 PGA Professional of the Year Gulf States Section of PGA


Timberton's Professional Staff

Richard Walsh, Head PGA Professional
PGA member since 1996

Employment History:

  • Assistant Professional at Wanumetonomy CC 1990-1996. Course played host to the 1995 US Amateur
  • Head Golf Professional at Timberton Golf Club since 1996
  • Member of the Gulf States Rules Committee
  • PAT examiner for the PGA of America since 1998
  • Member of the Gulf States Sections Awards Committee
  • Member of the Big M Club
  • Attended and passed the USGA/PGA 4-day workshop, scoring in the top 10% of the exam
  • Chairman of Gulf States Section PGA Rules of Golf Committee 2000-2004

Education: 1990 Graduate of University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in Business Administration, Varsity Letterman of the USM Men's Golf Team 1985-89.


Reuben Wedgeworth, Golf Course Superintendent
GCSAA Member since 1998

Employment History:

  • Superintendent at Dixie Golf Club 1998-1999
  • Superintendent at Laurel Country Club 1999-2003
  • Superintendent at Timberton Golf Club 2003-present
  • Member of the Gulf States Superintendent Association

Education: 1998 Graduate of Mississippi State University; BS in Agronomy & Major Golf & Sports Turf

Reuben is very active with GCSAA educational programs: Turf Grass Root System, Pesticide Management, Bermuda Grass Maintenance, Strategic Planning, Budget Forecasting, USGA Rules of Golf, Time Management, Insect and Disease, and Southern Grasses.