Ryan Holland, PGA
PGA ExecuSearch Consultant
Illinois & Wisconsin Sections
Ryan Holland, PGA serves as the PGA ExecuSearch Consultant for the Illinois and Wisconsin PGA Sections.
Holland holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, where he graduated cum laude. Holland has a wide range of experience during his 20 years in the golf industry, including serving as Assistant Golf Professional at Royal Melbourne Country Club in Long Grove, IL, from 2002 to 2004, and at Barrington Hills Country Club in Barrington, IL, until 2012. From there, Holland became Senior Relationship Manager for PGA Magazine, where he was directly responsible for over 400 conferences and events during his 10-year tenure, including the PGA Golf Professional of the Year Conference, PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Conference, and PGA Merchandiser of the Year Conference. In 2022, he joined the PGA of America Career Services team to assist PGA Members, employers and golf industry professionals in the Illinois and Wisconsin PGA Sections.
Holland has been active in the Illinois Section throughout his career, serving on the Employment Committee, the Public Relations Committee, and as an Officer for the Section’s Assistants Association. In 2008, he was honored as the Illinois PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year.
Holland lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with his wife Tünde and two children, Preston & Allison.