Meet the Staff

Tim Beckwith, PGA Master Professional
  --  Director of Golf

One of about 400 PGA Master Professionals in the world, Tim Beckwith is a skilled instructor and author of The Front Nine, a book about golf and life lessons. Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Brooksville, Florida, Tim has worked in Orlando, Clearwater, Chicago, and Nashville. He holds an associate’s degree in communications from St. Petersburg Junior College and studied accounting at the University of South Florida. As Director of Golf for The Oaks Club, Tim has received several awards including “Professional of the Year” for the North Florida PGA Section 2012, NFPGA Southwest Chapter “Professional of the Year” 2011 & 2013 and "Merchandiser of the Year" for the North Florida PGA Section 2010. Tim lives in Sarasota with his wife Jill and son Jackson. 
 Pivko, PGA Certified Professional
Head Golf Professional

Matthew Pivko joins The Oaks Club after spending the last few years as the first assistant at Navesink Country Club in Middletown, New Jersey. While at Navesink he developed an extensive teaching program and junior development program. Matthew is also a skilled tournament player having qualified for the New Jersey State Open (2010 & 2011) and the Metropolitan Open in 2011. Matthew attended Methodist University majoring in Finance and Business Administration concentrated in Professional Golf Management. He now lives in Sarasota with his wife Cathy. 
 Shari Lindsey, LPGA Professional -- Assistant Golf Professional

A respected golfer, triathlete, coach, and tournament coordinator, Shari Anne Lindsey has spent the past two decades helping competitors and amateurs improve their golf skills. Since 1992, Shari has been a proud LPGA member and has participated in numerous tournaments and continuing education seminars. As an Assistant Golf Professional at The Oaks Club, Shari offers private, group and playing lessons and organizes various clinics and golf schools. Originally from Marion, Indiana, she has lived in the Sarasota area since 1992.
Ian Wenzel -- Assistant Golf Professional
  Ian comes to The Oaks Club after serving as Assistant Golf Professional and Merchandiser at The Country Club of Louisiana, a private member owned facility in Baton Rouge. He was recently recognized as the 2016 Gulf States PGA Section Assistant Golf Professional of the Year, and is currently working towards his Class A membership in the PGA. Ian brings a tremendous background in member service and leadership through his experience working at many first class facilities and learning under some of the PGA’s most distinguished Golf Professionals. Prior to CCOL, Ian has worked at Sara Bay Country Club, The Country Club of Oxford, and Waterlefe Golf and River Club. He currently lives in Palmetto with his Fiancée Grace