The Ranch Country Club’s professional staff is committed to serving members with excellence.
Mark Condon is a professional club manager with more than three decades of experience in Colorado’s sport, hospitality and private-club sectors. He has served at the helm of some of the state’s prestigious, member-owned clubs; was elected by his peers to serve as president of the Colorado Club Managers Association; and is the recipient of business awards from the West Chamber and Golden Chamber of Commerce.
After earning his Master’s degree in Sports administration and Sports Science from the University of Denver, Mark rose through the club-management ranks. The clubs he has managed have earned many accolades, including Avid Golfer Magazine’s “CAGGY” Award for Best Club Experience in Colorado and the status of Platinum Club of America.
Creating and executing on strategic plans, enhancing member services and overseeing facility renovations are among the professional challenges Mark most enjoys — which is why he’s an especially good fit for The Ranch Country Club.
Mark and his wife, Kelley, who owns an optometric practice in Golden, have two adult children.
PGA Certified Master Professional
Ed is a PGA Certified Master Professional in Golf Instruction and a two-time Colorado PGA Teacher of the Year.
His passion is teaching the game. Ed’s students have won nine Colorado Amateur Player of the Year awards in the last eight years. More than 50 of his students have earned college scholarships, and he has coached two players into the top 100 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
Ed enhances his expert instruction with advanced technology, such as the Flightscope Launch Monitor; a Boditrak pressure mat; and the FocusBand, a wearable brain-training device that helps with pre-swing processes, learning and the mental game.
Ed’s Teaching Philosophy
Playing better golf means shooting lower scores. Ed will work with you to develop a plan to help you do just that — and enjoy the game more. He believes in coaching the individual. No two golfers are alike. There is not one perfect swing that will work for everyone. Each person’s swing has been influenced by many things, including body type, flexibility, beliefs and the environment and conditions where they play or learned to play.
The Hall of Fame is full of swings that are unique. Through goal setting, practice planning, and overall game analysis, Ed can work with you to create an organized and logical approach to your improvement. The priorities are ball control with the full swing and short game, self-control in the mental game and good course management and decision-making. Ed’s approach to learning golf is based on effective motor skill learning and performance.
Director of Tennis
Miikka, a USPTA P-1 professional, is one of Colorado’s top Open players. He finished No. 3 in the Men’s Open Singles in Colorado in 2013, was named High School Coach of the Year for the Northern Conference 2005-11, and in 2004 was named USPTA Intermountain Open player of the year. While playing for Azusa Pacific University, he received All-American honors.
Miikka has taught tennis for more than two decades and especially enjoys coaching young players. Before moving to the United States from his native Finland, he worked in the Finnish National Sports Institute, where he coached many top-ranked Finnish juniors. In Colorado, Miikka’s coaching has helped several nationally ranked junior players receive college scholarships to play at top universities. He sums up his teaching philosophy with what he calls the 3 Es: Entertainment, Exercise and Education.
Miikka’s languages also include German, Swedish and Finnish — and he welcomes opportunities to teach in them.
When he’s not on the courts, Miikka loves spending time with his family — and watching hockey. He’s an avid fan of that sport, too.
With nearly four decades of experience in professional food service, Steve is a Colorado native who has returned home after 20 years of living in Europe, where he trained and worked with chefs in Germany and Belgium.
While abroad, Steve trained under the supervision of a Belgian Master Chocolatier and one of the few certified German Master Chefs. He also worked alongside professionals from the United States, France and Greece who are at the top of their fields in cooking and fine-dining service.
Since returning to the U.S., Steve has gravitated toward clubs. He enjoys the challenging and creative environments they offer him to practice a diverse repertoire of culinary skills, including wedding-cake design, chocolaterie and ice sculpture — another passion of Steve’s that landed him a spot in the 2013 World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Steve and his wife, Beth, have three children and three grandchildren. He considers it an honor to stand at the helm of The Ranch Country Club’s Food Service Program.