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Lana’i’s Manele Golf Course Names T.J. Orban 1st Assistant Golf Pro

TJ Orbin-Lanai ManeleT.J. Orban has been named first assistant golf professional at Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i, where he will work under Scott Ashworth, director of golf, and head professional Kendric Kimizuka.

Orban will assist in overseeing the outside services staff and pro shop staff, as well as coordinating the golf cart, bag room, and course marshaling operations at Manele Golf Course.

“T.J. joins a staff dedicated to ensuring our guests are taken care of at the highest level from the moment they arrive on site,” Ashworth said. “Beyond our impeccable course conditions and superb amenities, we pride ourselves on the outstanding service we provide to guests, which will make good use of T.J.’s strengths.”

Orban comes to Manele Golf Course from The Coeur d’Alene (Idaho) Resort Golf Course where he served in the same capacity. Prior to that, the Pittsburgh, Pa. native worked as an assistant golf professional in his home state at clubs in Gettysburg and York. He earned a degree in Golf Course Management from YTI Career Institute in York, Pa.

Four Seasons Resort Lana‘i’s Manele Golf Course is a stunning Jack Nicklaus-

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designed layout where every hole offers majestic ocean views.  Having earned numerous awards since opening in 1993, the Manele Golf Course is the No. 2-ranked resort course among all Hawai’i golf destinations (Golfweek magazine) and No. 32 among all resort courses in the United States.

The newly reimagined Four Season Resort Lanai has been undergoing a lobby-to-roof transformation and reopens February 1, 2016.