Charles Raulerson, Jr., PGA
Presidentof Sole Golf Management, Inc
Charles Raulerson, Jr., PGA Professional and Sole Golf Management President, earned his Class A from the PGA of America in 1994. He has been teaching and playing golf for most of his life. In 2001, after his professional career on several tours, Charles began managing clubs and in 2013 became President of Sole Golf Management. During his management tenure, Charles has taken pride in turning around the Country Club of Orange Park. The success of the turn around stems from close management of membership, guest services and cash flow. Sole Golf Management is poised to purchase or manage other properties by delivering a proven track record of reducing operating costs, improving course conditions and driving cash flow to the members or owners of the club. In April 2013, Charles purchased the Golf Club at Fleming Island. Charles gives much credit to his mentors; C. Ray Raulerson, his father, Colin Armstrong and Chris Blocker, owner of the Hyde Park GC. As quoted many times, “these three gentlemen have taught me how to manage my personal life in harmony with playing professional golf and managing personal & business assets”.
In 1998, during his playing career, Charles won two events on the PGA Nationwide Tour; the Oregon Classic and the Inland Empire Open. Prior to playing on the Nationwide Tour, Charles earned his PGA Tour card in 1994 and 1999-2000. During his 1999 PGA Tour year, Charles had two top-ten and four top-twelve finishes. He played in three US Opens, enjoyed a practice round with Tiger Woods on several occasions and played in the 2000 Players Championship at TPC. Charles has won several International tournaments including the 1989 Jamaican Open, the European Challenge Tour at the 1992 South France Open and the 1993 Gortex Classic in Scotland. He applies the lessons of playing to his teaching skill sets enhancing the players ability to focus on training at the driving range and scoring on the golf course. Charles is a graduate from the fighting Tigers of LSU.
For golf lessons text him at (904) 334-1094
Contact Charles at 904-458-1001.
Sole Golf Management
JoAnn brings more than twenty-five years of accounting and finance experience to Sole Golf Management. Most recently she was with the Country Club of Orange Park, where she served as Controller for eleven years. She is responsible for the accounting systems of Sole Golf Managements’ clubs. Previously JoAnn worked as Office Manager at Marine Port Terminals in Brunswick, Georgia and preceding Marine Port Terminals, handled the accounting for the City of Macclenny.
JoAnn brings extensive experience in accounting, operations, procedures and customer service. Joann provides sound business concepts to the team and works closely with Charles.
JoAnn has been married to Dennis Johns for the past 36 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.
For accounting questions, please contact JoAnn at 904-458-1008.
Michael E Pafford
Director of Agronomy
Fleming Island Golf Club & Country Club of Orange Park
Michael is the Lead Golf Course Superintendent for Sole Golf and manages the agronomical practices at Country Club of Orange Park and Fleming Island. Michael has been employed in the golf management industry for the past 27 years, working in the Jacksonville area at courses such as Deerwood Country Club, Timuquana Country Club and Eagle Harbor Golf Club.
Michael was born in Charleston, South Carolina and relocated to Jacksonville, FL as a toddler. He obtained his first introduction into the world of golf course management while attending Robert E. Lee High School. Michael’s first studies began in horticulture and turf grass management. He then completed his studies in turf grass management at Saint Augustine Technical Institute (First Coast Technical College).
Michael has two golf course constructions and grow-ins under his belt and has been Superintendent at Fleming Island for the past fourteen years, before joining Sole Golf Management.