Meet the Staff
I am Ashton Benn, PGA Associate, and the Head Golf Professional at Wawenock Golf Club.
I was born and raised in Wiscasset, ME. I graduated from the University of Southern Maine where I received my bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. My most recent 5-year’s have been spent at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, ME, as an Assistant Golf Professional. Also, I have conducted clinics at Sheepscot Links Golf Course and Goose River Golf Club in Maine.
While winter can be long in Maine, I have been traveling to the Palm Beach County Florida area working at Trump National Jupiter and Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club.
I offer a variety of programs at Wawenock, including Private Lessons, Group Lessons, Clinics for the young and the more experienced golfers. Events and Tournaments are always an excellent time as well.
Looking forward to spending many years here, making Wawenock my home, and helping people learn the game of golf, and enjoy it as much as I do!
See you on the course,
Greg Dalot, B.S
I am Greg Dalot, Course Superintendent. I grew up in a small town called Wilton, in Maine, which sits between Farmington and Jay. As a kid I loved sports, anything to get outside and run around. I went to Mt. Blue High school where I played football all four years and ran track my senior year. I earned a B.S. in Sport Management at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. Working in Boothbay Harbor the summer between my Junior and Senior year, I fell in love with the coast. Having grown up in Wilton, which is in the foothills of Maine, it was a 2-hour drive to the coast, so it was a treat to be able to see the ocean at any time. After College, I moved to Walpole and Ironically lived right here on Split Rock Road for several years. I started at Wawenock in 2004 and later married the love of my life, Meilinh in 2005. Since then I have continued my education in the turf industry. In 2006 I got my 3B pesticide Applicators license, and this past November I received my Master’s Applicator license. In 2009 my wife and I purchased a home in Bremen where we still live today. Working at Wawenock these last 15 years have been great. I have met some of the most polite and interesting people. Wawenock is such a unique place for golf in its location and atmosphere around the course. I couldn’t think of a better to place to work. As the saying goes “If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life!”
Hi fellow golfers!
I started golfing when I was very young with my father in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Many great lessons and memories were made at The Boothbay Country Club back in the 70’s. Once I went to college, started a family and a teaching career, my golf game went into a holding pattern until the very recent few years. Fortunately, my husband Doug is a PGA Pro, and makes sure I get out on the course for some fun. I have 6 grown children, and 5 grandchildren so far. Many of my children have the love of golf as well. Working here at Wawenock gives me time to meet wonderful people on the job, and on the course. I think Wawenock is one of the nicest non-profit golf courses in New England. Part of the job at Wawenock I enjoy includes: the yearly PGA show, seeing what is new in the golf world, educational seminars, but mostly, I enjoy talking with our members and our visitors. Letting them know how important they are to the club and doing my best to make sure they are having fun. This is always my goal. I am lucky to be here, and lucky to be coaching the PGA Junior League, and spoiled with the best view of the course from my office window! Please introduce yourself to me, if you haven’t already. I want to get to know all our friends at Wawenock.
See you on the course!
Cassandra Van Wickler, B.S
Director of Administration