One of just approximately 375 PGA Master Professionals in the world, Bill Cioffoletti is charged with educating the next generation of PGA Professionals through the PGA Education Center Cioffoletti works directly in promoting golf as a career at 19 PGA-accredited universities nationwide, guiding thousands of students to pursue the game of golf as their chosen career path. He also recruits current collegiate golfers to explore The PGA’s traditional system of apprenticeship education via the PGA Professional Golf Management program. He is a full time Education Faculty member that works closely within a team that provides apprentice education, member education and training for PGA Professionals.
Previously, he served as the first-ever PGA General Manager, Director of Golf and Head Professional at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.—the first PGA of America owned-and-operated facility open to the public. During this time, the facility received numerous accolades and honors from top golf magazines and publications as being among the finest in the country. In addition, the courses earned upon their opening Audubon International Signature Status for environmental conservation and preservation.
From 1992-95, Cioffoletti was PGA Director of Golf at Pelican’s Nest Golf Resort, the home golf facility for the Ritz Carlton, in Bonita Springs, Fla.; and was PGA Head Professional at Gateway Golf and Country Club, in Ft. Myers, Fla., from 1988-92. His first PGA Head Professional position came before he reached the age of 30 at Myakka Pines Golf Club, a 27-hole private equity club in Englewood, Fla.
Elected to PGA Membership in 1980, Cioffoletti was named as the 1993 South Florida PGA Section Merchandiser of the Year for Resort Courses. He was also honored with the 1992 South Florida PGA/Southwestern Florida Chapter Golf Professional of the Year.
A member of the PGA Quarter Century Club, Cioffoletti has served as a guest professional on The Golf Channel and a Certified Professional Career Coach. He is certified in Advanced Assessment Training and conducts PGA Education Seminars for future PGA Professionals across the country. Cioffoletti has competed in and was a committee member of the International Four Ball matches in Scotland. He has also played a majority of the Top 100 golf courses in America.
A 1975 graduate of SUNY-Westchester in Accounting, Cioffoletti and his wife, Debbie, have a daughter, Tiffany.