BOYLSTON, Mass. — With more than 20 years of experience as a golf professional in New Hampshire, Ken Hamel, PGA, will serve the New Hampshire Chapter of the New England PGA as Chapter Operations Manager. Hamel replaces Frank Swierz, who retired after the 2019 season after an incredible 19-year run in the position.

“I look forward to working for the NEPGA as the New Hampshire Chapter Operations Manager,” Hamel said. “I look forward to continuing the great work that Frank has done and I can’t wait to bring new ideas and publicity to the Chapter.“

Hamel most recently spent six years as the head golf professional at Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Prior to that he worked at Crotched Mountain CC for seven years, and Duston CC for nine years.

Throughout his career, Hamel has prided himself on his junior golf programs. He ran successful junior programs at each stop, and also coached two different high school teams. Hamel also referees basketball during the winter, which he has done for more than 35 years, and currently serves as the President of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) Board 117 in New Hampshire.

The New Boston, N.H., native is married with four children and seven grandchildren.