With spring just a chip shot away, Westport Parks & Recreation Department has filled 2 big golf course holes.
Director Jen Fava announced today the appointment of Jon Janik as head professional, and Todd Salamone as Longshore golf course superintendent.
Janik played at Longshore as a member of the St. Joseph High School golf team.
Born and raised in Bridgeport, he learned the game at Fairchild Wheeler. He won the 1997 junior club championship there, then 5 years later the men’s club title.
Janik began working in the golf industry while still at Fairfield University. He spent 3 summers at the Ivan Lendl Golf and Tennis Camp. After graduating, he became the assistant pro at Tashua Knolls in Trumbull. A year later, he was named head pro.
In 2007 Janik earned his professional golf management degree, and was elected to PGA membership.
He has won the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Leader Award, and been recognized as a US Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teacher.
Janik also served as Trumbull High’s boys golf team head coach. In 2014 he was named FCIAC Boys Golf Coach of the Year.
The Queens native majored in turf science at Ohio State University. After graduation he worked at private clubs on Long Island, and volunteered at pro events including the US Open and US Amateur.
Fava said, “We are very excited to welcome our new team to Longshore. We look forward to a great season, and lots of good things to come.
“We hope all of our golfers welcome them when the golf season gets underway.”
Information on course openings will be announced soon.