Meet the Pro: John Hickson Brings Skills as Teacher, Club-fitter and Manager to Chequessett

John Hickson’s roots run deep in New England. He earned a BS in Business Management from the University of Maine in 1987 and from 2015 through 2017 was the Head Pro at Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, Maine.
He can also play a little bit, too, winning PGA Section Player of the Year five times and earning a spot in the Maine Golf Hall of Fame. Already this year, John won the New England PGA Winter Pro-Pro on the Magnolia Course at the Disney Resort after taking seven sectional events in 2019.
“It is with great pleasure to be hired as your Head Golf Professional starting in 2020,” says Hickson, 55, who spent his winter in Melbourne, Fla. “Golf became my profession starting in 1987. I have been very fortunate to have had wonderful mentors and colleagues from that point up until the present.”
Like many of us, John learned the game as a child, tagging along with his father, and competed in high school and college, turning pro right after graduation in 1987. Along the way he has mastered all aspects of the game.
“Beyond playing, I have always loved the teaching and club fitting aspects of golf,” says Hickson, a certified club-fitter. “As for teaching, I believe it goes hand in hand with learning golf. I have learned from many great golf instructors, but I’ve also learned from great students who have brought their own life lessons.”
Hickson comes along at a challenging time, not just for Chequessett and golf but for the way business is conducted and people interact. John’s unique combination of skills is the perfect fit for the demands of the job.
“Golf is a challenging game but it is certainly a game that gives back,” he says, “so keep learning and enjoy the trip.”
Let’s all welcome John Hickson to the Chequessett Club.