Phil Mickelson Golf Properties has unveiled a new management team at The Rim Golf Club in Payson, Arizona

Sarah Johnson, LPGA and PGA Professional, has been promoted to the General Manager. Previously, she was the Director of Golf for The Rim Golf Club and Chaparral Pines Golf Club. Jake Younan, Assistant Golf Professional and former tour player, was promoted to Head Golf Professional.

The promotions coincide with the Retirement of Steve Nordstrom as the General Manager of The Rim. Mr. Nordstrom held that position for nearly seven years, and is retiring to spend more time with his family. Nordstrom has been a private club executive for over twenty years

Ms. Johnson joined The Rim as the Head Golf Professional in 2010, shortly after Phil Mickelson Golf Properties acquired the club. Johnson was among the first female head pros in the state.She went on to become the first female Director of Golf, a position she has held for the past five and a half years. She continues to forge new ground in the private golf club industry as one of the first female General Managers in Arizona. “It’s an honor to be in this position,” commented Ms. Johnson. “The Rim is a spectacular property with an engaged membership who take advantage of our beautiful golf course year round. I look forward to finding even more ways to create unique experiences for members, their families, and guests in this new position.”

Mr. Younan, a native of Forster, Australia, played collegiate golf at Texas Tech University before pursuing a professional golf career on the Gateway and tours. Younan just won the Arizona Open in stunning fashion, only the third wire-to-wire winner in the 73 year history of the Southwest Section PGA event. “What a week is was for me. Winning the tournament, then receiving this fantastic promotion. My wife and I could not be happier to have made our home in Payson. We love the community and The Rim Club,” said Younan. “I cannot thank the members enough for their support.”

Steve Loy, one of the principals of Phil Mickelson Golf Properties, is enthusiastic about his new team. “Sarah has done an outstanding job as the Director of Golf. She so deserves this opportunity. Our members love her. To have Jake represent our club and win the Arizona Open – it doesn’t get any better than that,” Loy continued. “We are getting ready to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Rim next year. It’s going to be a great year for our community.”

About The Rim
The Rim Golf Club is par 71, Weiskopf-Morrish-designed golf course located in The Rim, a residential golf community in Payson, Arizona. The Rim was recognized as the #2 ranked residential golf community in Arizona earlier this year by Golfweek. Located at an elevation of 5000 feet, The Rim offers year round golf, a spectacular clubhouse and dining room, and a spa and fitness center.

About Phil Mickelson Golf Properties
Phil Mickelson Golf Properties owns and operates a number of golf course and clubs throughout Arizona, including The Rim, Chaparral Pines in Payson, Stone Canyon in Oro Valley, Ocotillo Golf Club in Chandler, McDowell Mountain in Scottsdale, and Palm Valley in Goodyear. The company is headquartered in Scottsdale.