Appoint new general manager of Water’s Edge Golf Course

  • Written by By Sharon L. Filkins



A new general manager for the Water’s Edge Golf Course in Worth was introduced at the Tuesday night village board meeting

Trustee Ted Muersch Jr., the board’s liaison to the golf course, introduced Dean Gabey as the new general manager. Gabey is filling the position previously held by Kevin Fitzgerald, who served for two years at the club and recently moved on to another golf club.

“I am looking forward to working with Dean. He has a lot of energy and has already come forward with a lot of new ideas. He has a sales and marketing background which will be really helpful in promoting Water’s Edge,” said Muersch.

Additionally, Gabey is familiar with Water’s Edge, as he had stepped in occasionally during the last year to assist Fitzgerald, who he has been friends with for many years.

Gabey, 48, was most recently employed at the Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond, Ind., where he held the position of head golf professional for nearly five years.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Gabey has 28 years of experience in the golf industry.

“I feel like this is a really good fit for me,” said Gabey. “The Village of Worth is a carbon copy of where I grew up. It is a small town-type community, with a mix of blue-collar and white collar workers, an atmosphere I know very well. I see a great potential here for Water’s Edge and I look forward to a long career here.”

Muersch also announced a number of February events at the golf facility including a Super Bowl Party from 3:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7.

Fish fry dinners will also be held from 4 to 8 p.m. beginning on Friday, Feb. 12 and continuing through March 5.

In other business, Village Clerk Bonnie Price announced that IDOT will hold an open house meeting today (Thursday, Feb. 4) at the Village Hall to present information on the planned widening of 111th Street from Harlem Avenue to Southwest Highway. The public is invited.

Trustee Colleen McElroy also announced that Farr and Associates will make a presentation on their preliminary planning for the Transit Oriented Development Project at the Feb. 16 board meeting. The presentation will be based on results of the open house conducted by Farr and Associates last fall where they gathered information from the board of trustees and Worth residents.