Cleveland Metroparks announces new golf operations director
Cleveland Metroparks announced Damian Cosby, PGA, as their new Director of Golf Operations. Cosby will be overseeing Cleveland Metroparks' 8 golf courses, including clubhouse operations, golf programs, and course maintenance.
Cosby is a Class A PGA professional and has over 20 years' worth of experience in the golf industry. The former Chief of Golf Operations & Park Maintenance for Anne Arundel County in Maryland was previously in charge of two golf courses as well as 140 county parks.
“We’re excited to welcome Damian to lead our golf division that has been an essential part of Cleveland Metroparks since Little Met was built in 1924. Damian brings over two decades of experience in golf and park management and will be an asset as we continue to offer accessible, high-quality golf experiences for all,” said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian M. Zimmerman.
The news was preceded by a record-breaking year for Cleveland Metroparks' golf courses where total golf rounds rose over 32 percent year-over-year as new and returning golfers were drawn to the sport during the pandemic.
There was also an increase of 54 percent in golf rounds at the courses over 2019 owing to last year's renovations on the last nine holes of the 27-hole Seneca Golf Course.
“I’m thrilled to join Cleveland Metroparks team and be part of the long history of golf and recreation across the Emerald Necklace. I look forward to building upon the unique strengths of all eight of Cleveland Metroparks' diverse golf courses and offer high-quality play for the community and beyond,” said Cosby.