Mike Mitchell joined the staff at Radnor Valley in April of 2021 as the Head Golf Professional.
Mike’s career in golf started as a caddie at Ridgemont Country Club (Rochester, NY). He then served as the Head Golf Professional at Ridgemont for twenty years. He has also served as the Director of Golf at The Carnegie Abbey Club (Newport, RI), Head Golf Professional at Indian Pond Country Club (Kingston, MA) and Head Golf Professional/Director of Membership at The ACE Club (Lafayette Hill, PA).
Mike brings a wealth of knowledge to Radnor Valley Country Club in tournament operations, merchandising, membership retention, recruitment, junior golf, teaching, and player development programs.
He has been recognized within the PGA of America with four section awards; Junior Golf Leader, Merchandiser of the Year, Horton Smith Award for Education, and Golf Professional of the Year. His philosophy throughout his career has been to provide the members and guests with “Not just service but legendary service.”
Mike is from Rochester, New York and has also lived in Newport, Rhode Island and Naples, Florida. He is married, has three children, a daughter-in-law, and one grandchild
George Forster served as the Head Golf Professional at Radnor Valley Country Club for 37 years. George has promoted the game of golf by conducting over a four thousand events and programs enjoyed by thousands of Radnor Valley Members and their guests throughout his tenure. George was responsible for managing and overseeing the entire golf operation including 200 annual golf events at Radnor Valley Country Club. Some of George’s career accomplishments are: 2010 Philadelphia Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year; served on the Philadelphia Section PGA Tournament, Hall of Fame and Membership Committees; winner of 60 Philadelphia Section PGA tournaments, including: The Section Championship, The Senior Section Championship (2 times), Match Play Championship, Whitford Classic, Variety Club, Haverford Trust Classic. He has also been the Runner up in over 40 tournaments. In addition, he is the 2-time Philadelphia Section “Ike Turner Most Improved Player” award winner. He is also the 4-time Philadelphia Section “Skee Riegel Senior Player of the Year” and has played in 1 Sr US Open and 5 Sr PGA Major Championships on the Champions Tour as well as in 5 Sr National Professional Championships (finishing 5th in 2006). He has also Played in 6 Professional National Championships and was ranked 10th in 2008 for Sr PGA Professionals. He is the 4-time captain of the PGA vs. GAP Challenge Cup matches and has been inducted in the Hall of Fame at Philadelphia University as well as Roxborough High School.
Nelson Ranco has served as Radnor Valley’s Director of Golf Instruction since 2010. Prior to joining Radnor Valley, he was the Director of Golf Instruction at Green Valley Country Club for twelve years, where he had come from serving as the Teaching Professional at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton Florida.
Nelson is a PGA Member and his teaching expertise, along with his knowledge of the V-1 Digital Video Golf Coaching Software, has enhanced the instructional experience for Radnor Valley Members of all skill levels.
Nelson conducts exciting instructional programs, including Summer Junior Camps, short game schools, beginners’ nights and more. During the winter months he offers golf trips for members and guests that incorporate golf instruction, golf course management and 18 holes of daily golf at PGA Golf Club in Port St Lucie Florida.