FAIRBORN, OH – The Southern Ohio Section of the PGA of America is excited to announce the hiring of Alex Heban into the brand-new role of Junior Golf & Operations Manager. 

“Junior golf is a critical part of the growth of the Southern Ohio PGA and PGA REACH Southern Ohio,” noted Southern Ohio PGA Executive Director Patrick Salva. “Alex was an incredible asset to our team throughout the 2022 season and we look forward to him taking on an elevated role as we strive to accomplish the goals of our long term strategic plan. His vibrant attitude and experience on the competitive side of junior golf will be a tremendous asset to our operation and our PGA members.”

Heban joined the SOPGA team as a Tournament Operations Intern beginning in May 2022. The northern Ohio native began playing golf at the age of 10 in Rossford, OH. He earned both a Bachelors and Masters of Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University while contributing as a student-athlete to the Men’s Golf Team, coached by Chris Deibel, PGA. Prior to joining the Southern Ohio PGA team, he gained experience working in the industry as an intern at Cincinnati Country Club under Head Professional Matthew Brewer, PGA. His experience as a former junior golfer drives Heban’s passion for fostering the game among the next generation of golfers. 

“Golf has played such an important role in my life and provided me with incredible opportunities. That all started for me playing junior golf. To have the chance to provide those same experiences with the Southern Ohio PGA and to grow our junior golf program is an amazing opportunity that I could not be more excited about,” said Heban about his new position. 

In this role, Heban will primarily manage operations of the SOPGA Junior Tour including 9-, 18- and 36-hole events in Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus for juniors aged 9-19 playing at a variety of skill levels. He will also play a significant role in the growth of Southern Ohio Junior Golf programming. Click here to contact Alex Heban to welcome him to the team or with any questions about the SOPGA Junior Tour.