Ryan Ford, PGA
Director of Golf
Ryan’s golf life is genetic. A professional since 2001 and Hillview’s Director of Golf since 2013, Ryan literally grew up in a golf family.
His father, Denny Ford, has been a PGA professional for nearly 40 years. His sister, Danah Bordner, is a member of the LPGA Tour. Danah’s husband Steve is the Head Golf Professional at Irondequoit CC, and the two of them live in Rochester, New York. His mother Bonnie is the backbone of the family as she keeps all of them organized. Bonnie is impossible to beat on the golf course with her handicap.
Ryan attended Purdue University on a golf scholarship and graduated in 2001 with a degree in Restaurant Hotel Institutional Tourism. He became Second Assistant Golf Professional at Prestwick Country Club in 2001, First Assistant Golf Professional at Hillcrest Country Club in 2002, First Assistant Golf Professional at The Legends of Indiana 2003-2006, Head Golf Professional at The Legends of Indiana 2007-2009 and Director of Golf at Pleasant Run and Sarah Shank Golf Clubs in 2010.
Ryan currently serves on the Indiana PGA Board of Directors, and he is the co-chair for the Indiana PGA Tournaments and Pro Am schedule. He enjoys competing in state golf tournaments and playing in pro ams with members and guests.
Ryan also enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lake when he’s not at work or on the golf course. He is married to Carrie (Dougherty) Ford, and they have a daughter, Piper, and a son, Parker. Carrie grew up in Franklin and attended Franklin Community High School where she was a varsity diver and golfer.
Phil Slagle, GCSAA
Golf Course Superintendent
Phil takes great pride in the remarkable condition of Hillview’s course.
Phil grew up in northwest Ohio and got his start in the golf course maintenance industry in high school working summers at Orchard Hills Country Club.
He attended Morehead State University in Kentucky, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Golf Course Management. Phil interned at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
In 2006, Phil took a job as Second Assistant Superintendent at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee. He also worked at Valhalla Golf Club for two years and had the opportunity to work on the maintenance staff preparing for the 2008 Ryder Cup Matches.
Phil moved to Franklin in March of 2009 to take over as Assistant Superintendent at the Legends Golf Club. He was promoted to Head Superintendent in August of 2010.
Phil and his wife, Kristina (who is from Plainfield) live in Greenwood and love the Johnson County community. Phil is a lifelong Ohio Buckeyes fan.
Assistant Golf Professional
Nick started his PGA Professional journey here at Hillview CC in 2018. He has come to Hillview after several years in the automotive & banking industry. Originally from Edinburgh, Nick first started working in golf at Timbergate Golf Course during high school. Nick attended Southwestern Highschool in Shelby County and graduated in 2008. He was the number one golfer on the high school team all four years and holds the school record for lowest round during a match. After graduation, Nick attended Franklin College to play golf and study broadcast journalism and sociology.
Nick has lived in Franklin for the past decade and has made it his permanent home for his family. Nick has a daughter named Grace and a wife named Jenna. He met his wife at Franklin College in 2009. He truly enjoys teaching the game of golf, specializing in youth golfers and looks forward to the day his daughter picks up the sticks.
Everyone can use a little help with his or her game.
Hillview Country Club offers members a variety of teaching and coaching options – from picking up the club for the first time to taking your handicap to the next level.
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To enhance your time on the course, you need the right equipment. And, it doesn’t hurt your game to look good.
Hillview Country Club’s Golf Shop and our PGA Professionals can get you anything from the perfect club or shoes to signature active wear.
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If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will special order it for you.
Custom Club Fitting
Our staff is trained and proficient in custom club fitting using the Callaway, Titleist and Cobra systems. We have the option of ordering from any manufacturer on the market for members and guests.
We use PGA Tour Caliber Technology with the Flight Scope Launch monitor to dial your numbers in for the best fit. Let us help you play your very best golf this year with clubs that truly fit your game.
If you love your clubs, but they need a little makeover, we can handle it – literally.
Re-gripping Irons and Woods: $7.00 to $15.00 per club, depending on grip choice.
Re-gripping Putters: $7.00 to $25.00, depending on grip choice.
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