Wetherington Golf & Country Club
Wetherington Golf and Country Club

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Assistant General Manager/Director of Sales and Marketing

Jason, a native of Archbold Ohio, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University in Sports Management, where he also played basketball, and a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Sports Administration.  In 2008 he found his passion for sales while being an Inside Sales Representative with the Florida Marlins and later an Account Executive with the Miami Heat.  A relocation to the north landed him with the Detroit Red Wings and more responsibilities as an Account Sales & Services Executive.  After one more move back to Florida, this time the Panhandle in Destin, Jason’s love of sports propelled him into the golf world where he worked in various golf shop and golf course positions. His most recent move to the Greater Cincinnati area, to facilitate his wife’s job at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, sent him searching for another position that would combine his love of golf along with his sales expertise.  After working as the Clubhouse Manager & Assistant Golf Professional at Greentree Golf Club upon arriving in the Cincy/Dayton area, he then became the newest member of our management team in December of 2015.

Jason currently resides in Franklin with his wife Amanda and their two children – Xander, age 6 and Sullivan, age 4.  He enjoys spending time at his family’s Indiana lake house with his family and dog, playing sports of any kind, especially golf, and supporting his favorite sports franchises.

MIKE PHARO, PGA - Head Golf Professional

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Mike is a Cincinnati native and has been involved in the golf industry in some capacity for 15 years. He attended Moeller High School and was a member of the Golf, Bowling, and Tennis teams. Following high school, Mike attended Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, KY where he played golf all 4 years and participated in the Division III NCAA Men's Golf Championship. He graduated from Thomas More in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  

Mike began his golf career at an early age as he worked at Hyde Park Golf & Country Club as a teenager.  After Hyde Park he began his professional career at The Mill Course (formerly Winton Woods golf course) as an Assistant Golf Professional. During his time with The Mill Course, Mike passed the PGA's Playing Ability Test at Westchester Golf Course near Columbus, OH. In addition to working as an Assistant at The Mill Course, Mike also worked for Callaway and Adams Golf brands as a fitting specialist where he would travel to different golf courses (private and public) and run their fitting events. Most recently, Mike worked at Maketewah Country Club as an Assistant Golf Professional for 4 seasons. While at Maketewah he became a Class A PGA Member in July of 2018.  

Mike and his wife Kristen were recently married on April 6, 2019 at St. Rose Church. They reside in Mt. Washington and are now parishioners at St. Rose. They enjoy attending sporting events and spending time with family and friends.  They also find time to spend with one of their 9 nieces and nephews.  

TIM KELLEY - Grounds Superintendent 

Grounds Superintendent

Tim Kelley has been a member of the Wetherington team since the spring of 1992.  Upon graduation from Ohio State University, with a Bachelors Degree in Agronomy, Tim was hired as the Golf Course Superintendent.  He was responsible for the grow in phase of course development and has continued to help the course evolve into the prestigious facility it is today.

Tim's previous experience and opportunities have given him the knowledge necessary to make Wetherington one of the top courses in the Cincinnati area.  He has had the privelege of working at two top ten courses in the country.  While attending college, Tim had the chance to gain valuable knowledge while working at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.  Also, in 1990, he completed an internship at Medinah Country Club located near Chicago, Illinois.  This opportunity afforded him the chance to work during the 1990 U.S. Open helping with course set up and overall course conditioning.  In 1996, Tim was honored with the Ohio State Young Alumni of the Year Award from the College of Agriculture for his help with educating at-risk students on golf course operations and employability skills.

Tim currently resides in Liberty Township with his wife and family.

BOB DRENNAN - Food & Beverage Director
Food & Beverage Director

Bob joined the Wetherington staff in June 2018.  He started his career back at Kenwood Country Club as a Dining Room Manager.  From there, he became the F&B/Assistant Manager at Brown’s Run Country Club for 10 years and then assumed the same position at Clovernook Country Club.

To enable his family with raising his two young kids at the time, he took a job with the Lakota Schools as a Cafeteria Manager.  As the children got older, he worked at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Liberty Campus as one of the Food Service Coordinators.

Bob met his bride Laura at Kenwood and they will celebrate their 35th anniversary to Laura this year.  They have two adult children.  Nick works at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Liberty Campus as a Supply Chain Technician.  Kelly works at Wetherington Golf and Country Club as a server/beverage cart/bartender and a Sales Consultant for Verilife.

His family is very fond of the four-legged animals.  They have rescued multiple Greyhounds and a couple of Borzois.   Kelly rescued a cat while attending and graduating from Bowling Green State University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Sociology.  Rescuing pets runs in the family!

His family has lived in West Chester for 28 years and they have enjoyed watching the community grow and expand.  

KHALID MAFAZY - Executive Chef

Executive Chef

Khalid Mafazy is an American Culinary Association Certified Executive Chef and has been the executive chef at Wetherington Golf and Country Club since 2003. He served as executive chef at Kanawha Country Club in Charleston, West Virginia prior to joining the team at Wetherington.

He was named "Chef of the Year" in 2011 by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) for outstanding contributions to the ACF's culinary education outreach programs, having dedicated many hours promoting the development of the local culinary profession and leading scholarship fundraising efforts to benefit aspiring future chefs. Previously, he was named "Chef of the Year" by the ACF in Charleston, West Virginia, recognized for mentoring local culinary students to compete nationally in culinary team competitions.

Originally from Kenya, Khalid received training in international cuisines and operated a restaurant on Kenya's beautiful Indian Ocean coast. It was there that he developed an appreciation for the pleasure of bringing people together with good food. It was also there that he met his wife, Terri who was studying abroad in Kenya. They live in West Chester and are the proud parents of Luke, a director with Anheuser-Busch in Belgium, and Raya, a figure skating coach in Oakwood, OH. The latest addition to the family is their adored granddaughter, Colette.

ASHLEY LUETH - Director of Events

Director of Events

Ashley Lueth formally, Greene has been with us since 2013. She grew up in a small town in northwestern Ohio. After graduation, she moved south and studied Hospitality Management at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort. In 2007, Ashley took a position as the Event Coordinator for the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Dayton. A few years later, she decided to move back south to accept a position as the Event Manager for the Greenville Drive- Minor League Baseball Team, affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. In 2010, Ashley headed back to Ohio to return to the Funny Bone Comedy Club and was promoted as the Event Coordinator for both Dayton & Cincinnati Clubs. Ashley currently resides in Maineville with her husband Adam and their yorkie-poo, Frankie & terrier-mix, Eddie! 

TIM WHELAN - Controller

What People Are Saying

“The most wonderful meal and dining experience that I have ever had. The service was wonderful, the atmosphere was spectacular and our food was incredible.”