James "Jimmy" DiMarino - PGA Head Professional
Jimmy DiMarino joined the Carnegie Abbey Club late 2012 after 12 years at the Warwick Country Club, Warwick, RI.
A natural leader with close to two decades of professional golf experience as an assistant golf professional and then head golf professional at prestigious clubs such as Seminole Golf Club in North Palm Beach, FL, a Donald Ross designed course perennially ranked in the top 10 golf courses in the world; and The Country Club in Brookline, MA, one of the oldest clubs in the United States, and one of the charter clubs that founded the US Golf Association.
DiMarino is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2011 New England PGA Golf Professional of the Year. He is a Class 'A' member of the PGA of America since 1994 and the current president of the Rhode Island PGA.
Brendon S. Ray - First Assistant Professional
Brendon Ray enters his first season at Carnegie Abbey. Along with Director of Golf Jim DiMarino, Brendon joins us from Warwick Country Club, where he was an assistant for the past 3 seasons.
Prior to working at Warwick, Brendon spent two seasons playing professional golf in numerous state and regional tournaments in and around New England. During the winters he worked at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida in outside operations. After graduating from college, Brendon worked for the Connecticut State Golf Association as the PJ Boatwright Intern. This internship is directly funded and overseen by the Unites States Golf Association and awarded to a limited number of men and women throughout the country. During that season, he assisted in tournament operations, communications, and golf development.
Brendon earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Management at Central Connecticut State University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. While attending CCSU, Brendon was a member of the golf team where he was named to the Ping All Region team twice and was 2007 Player of the Year and Scholar of the Year for golf in the Northeast Conference. Before Central, he attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida for one year.
Brendon will be in charge of the Carnegie Abbey Tournament program as well as all Instructional programs as well.