Ian Ziska, PGA
Manager & Head Golf Professional
Ian is a 2001 graduate of the Ferris State University PGA Golf Management Program who played on the FSU Men’s Golf Team during the 2000-2001 season. A Class A PGA member since 2001, Ian is highly regarded as a competitive player and has multiple top ten finishes in the Michigan Open and Michigan PGA Championship. He has competed five PGA Professional National Championships and the 2006 PGA Tour Buick Open. In 2015 Ian was recognized as the NMPGA Player of the Year.
In addition to his playing accomplishments, Ian is TPI Certified and he has been recognized by the Michigan Section PGA for his player development programs and merchandizing abilities. He has received multiple Michigan Section PGA awards including the Youth Player Development Award (2006 & 2016), Merchandiser of the Year Resort Award (2010), Merchandiser of the Year Public Award (2014 & 2016), and the Bill Strausbaugh Award (2016). Ian is an active PGA member serving on a number of committees. He has served as the Michigan Section Tournament Chair, NMPGA President, Vice President and Tournament Chair, and currently serves on the executive board of the FSU PGA Professional Golf Management Alumni Association.
His dedication, experience and knowledge in growing the game, golf operations and customer service is what Ian passes on to his team, helping to educate and lead students at Ferris State to become the next generation of PGA Professionals.
PGA & GCSAA
Golf Grounds Superintendent
Doug is a 1977 graduate of Ferris State University with an Environmental Science Degree. He is certified with the GCSAA as well as the PGA of America where Doug was awarded PGA Class A status in 1994. Doug is a key member of the Katke team with over 25 years of experience overseeing the golf grounds operation.
Assistant Golf Grounds
Tony is a 1993 graduate from Michigan State University with a degree in Turf Management. He began his career at Cascade Hills Country Club and spent five years as Assistant Superintendent. Tony came to Katke in 2006 and has become a significant member of the team. His agronomy skills have transitioned to him teaching Biology 114 to the students in the PGA Golf Management Program.
The Clubhouse functions as a learning lab for the students, offering them a hands-on experience in golf operations such as: customer relations, golf car fleet management, golf instruction, and tournament operations.PGA Golf Management Program