The Seagate course is well known for its PGA professional teaching staff available year-round.
Andrew Anderson is PGA Head Golf Professional at The Seagate Country Club. His responsibilities include assisting and supervising all golf services and operations, assisting in developing and managing the tournament program, coordinating expert instruction to club members and visiting players through clinics and private lessons on the newly refreshed Joe Lee-designed championship course and accompanying practice facilities.
Born and raised in Chicago, Anderson took up golf at the age of 15 and knew at once that the game would be his future. After playing on the Florida Atlantic Golf Team, he apprenticed at Stonebridge Golf & Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. In 1992, Anderson was appointed PGA Head Golf Professional at Bluff Point Country Club in Plattsburgh, New York, and the following year became PGA Director of Golf at Wycliffe Golf & Country Club in Lake Worth, Florida. Wycliffe, which has 36 holes and more than 1,000 members, hosted two LPGA Tour events and several Celebrity Pro-Ams during Anderson’s time at the club.
Anderson joined Hamlet Golf & Country Club, now The Seagate Country Club, as PGA Head Golf Professional in 1998. He continues to hone his teaching skills by regularly attending national and local teaching summits.
PGA assistant professional, Whitney Young, leads our golf instruction for women and youth at The Seagate Country Club. A Pittsburgh native, Whitney honed her skills on courses in both her home state and West Virginia before heading to Florida.
In West Virginia, Whitney was part of the Wheeling Jesuit University Women’s Golf Team for four years. The team won two Conference championships, two Southern Regional, and a Northern Regional championship. She was also named All Conference 3 out of the 4 years. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Whitney scored Player of the Year honors at West Penn Minority Junior Golf Association and was named P.J. Boatwright Medalist at the A, B, and C levels for three years.
As assistant at Pittsburgh North Golf Course, Range & School, Whitney helped owner Patricia Price, the first woman to qualify for PGA membership in the Tri-State Section, with the day-to-day operations of the facility. Whitney was also responsible for instruction of junior clients and the conducting of tournaments.
Even while actively pursuing her own passion for golf, Whitney took time to play a key role in inspiring a love for the sport among youth. Through First Tee of Pittsburgh, Whitney provided young people with character-building and life-skills lessons using golf as a platform. She continues to combine golf instruction with youth development in her current role as PGA Assistant at The Seagate Country Club, conducting private lessons and junior clinics in addition to providing women’s instruction.
A native of Boca Raton, Nate Watkin got his start in the golf business at the early age of 16. Since then, he has amassed an impressive list of credentials with specific emphasis on the daily maintenance of country clubs and their grounds. His achievements, including an eight-year GCSAA membership, have earned him a reputation as a growing leader within the golf course management industry.
At the Seagate Country Club, Nate puts his considerable skills to work overseeing the course’s maintenance and agronomic practices. This includes leading and managing the golf course maintenance and landscape crews.
Nate’s formal education and 14-year history in the golf course industry has given him a wealth of experience to draw upon in his day-to-day responsibilities at The Seagate. Not only has he managed some of the most highly ranked golf courses in Florida, he has learned the importance of attending to details. Whether it’s assembling and directing large, diverse maintenance crews, applying his extensive knowledge of the technology and techniques of turfgrass management, or coordinating with the pro shop and administrative staff during golf events, Nate ensures that every guest at The Seagate Country Club has the optimal golfing experience.
When not on the golf course, Nate enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with his wife, Ryann, and two beautiful daughters, Marleigh and Paige.
In her role as fitness director at The Seagate Country Club, Madeline Sperber uses her expertise in exercise and nutrition to help members set and achieve healthier lifestyle goals. Madeline’s background as a certified personal trainer (CPT) and as a degreed physical therapist assistant (PTA) gives her a wealth of knowledge, which she eagerly shares during private stretching sessions, and group and one-on-one personal training.
In addition, Madeline coordinates classes in aerobics, water aerobics, yoga, and Zumba, and is certified in mat Pilates. This wide range of skills is instrumental in helping club members establish effective workout routines they will enjoy and continue to follow on their own.
Specializing in nutrition, Madeline considers diet to be an essential element in the fitness equation. She takes a genuine interest in setting up personal nutrition plans for club members and in educating them on healthy diet and lifestyle changes.