Mass Golf Announces Four New Hires - MASSGOLF

Mass Golf Announces Four New Hires


NORTON, Massachusetts –  As participation in competitive and recreational golf continues to flourish throughout the Bay State, Mass Golf is pleased to announce four new hires to bolster its championships, member services, and marketing & communications departments.

With 27 years of experience as the Head Professional at Walpole Country Club, Tom Giffin brings plenty of golf pedigree to the Manager of Course Rating & Services position. Giffin has worked in tandem with Mass Golf on numerous events in the past and he will prove an invaluable resource to courses around the state, ensuring that course ratings are current, consistent and conducive to fair play.



Led by Director of Marking & Communications Stephen Hanjack, the marketing & communications department has added two new staff members, as it continues to explore new avenues of event coverage and organic content. Rich Rapp has filled Hanjack’s former position as Assistant Director of Strategic Communications. Rapp will leverage his enthusiasm for storytelling to highlight Massachusetts’ fertile golf tapestry, from historical course architecture to the vibrant state of the modern game.

Additionally, the department welcomes in Marketing & Communications Coordinator Nia Fredrich. Though she is currently wrapping up her senior year at the University of Wisconsin, Fredrich already boasts a decorated resume, including working as a USGA Boatwright Intern with the Wisconsin State Golf Association and participating in the inaugural Lee Elder Internship Program at the U.S. Open.

Jamie Haufler will join the championships department as Championship Coordinator. Haufler is a familiar face around the organization, as he previously served as a USGA Boatwright Intern in 2022, within the member services department. He will reunite with Mass Golf full-time upon completion of his undergraduate degree at James Madison University in the spring, just in time for this year’s slate of state championships.

“We are thrilled to be able to attract top talent to fill out our team ahead of the 2023 golf season,” said Executive Director/CEO Jesse Menachem. “Collectively, Tom, Jamie, Rich and Nia bring unique skillsets, relationships and diverse backgrounds into our everyday services and programs, as well as our long-term vision and planning efforts.”


Mass Golf is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to advancing golf in Massachusetts by building an engaged community around the sport.

With a community made up of over 110,000 golf enthusiasts and over 340 member clubs, Mass Golf is one of the largest state golf associations in the country. Members enjoy the benefits of handicapping, engaging golf content, course rating and scoring services along with the opportunity to compete in an array of events for golfers of all ages and abilities.

At the forefront of junior development, Mass Golf is proud to offer programming to youth in the state through First Tee Massachusetts and subsidized rounds of golf by way of Youth on Course.

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