Meet the Staff

Matt Carlascio – Golf Course Superintendent

Matt joined Ridgemont Country Club in the spring of 2017. Matt grew up in Henrietta, NY, and went on to earn his degree in Turf Management from SUNY Delhi in 2008. He has worked for several highly respected Superintendents in the Rochester and Southern Tier areas. Matt and his wife Kim live in Rochester, NY.

Andrew Smith - Head Golf Professional

Andrew Smith began working at Ridgemont in 2013 as Head Professional.  He is an active Class A member of the PGA of America with a bachelors degree in Sport Management. Andrew grew up in northern PA, and came to the Rochester area for a golf career beginning position at Sodus Bay CC.  Along with his staff, he strives to run a first class golf operation at one of the premier private clubs in the area. He currently resides in Penfield with his wife Stephanie. 

Rob Comerer - Assistant Golf Professional

Rob Comerer is a Class-A PGA Professional. Before Rob moved to Rochester, he worked and taught at some of the country’s finest clubs.  These include the Bucknell Golf Club, Ford’s Colony Country Club, Wilmington Country Club, and most recently, Maryland’s premier facility, the Baltimore Country Club. Rob graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Human Development with PGA Golf Management as his focus and Business as his Minor.  He is also currently teaching for The Golf Channel Academy at Brian Jacobs Golf.  Rob has had the opportunity to study under some of the most respected individuals in the business and considers his teaching and coaching style to be a blend of the best.  He focuses on analyzing, diagnosing and fixing flaws in students’ games and has received numerous certifications including Trackman, Swing Catalyst, Eyeline Golf, Positive Coaching, and US Kids Golf.  Rob has also been awarded the US Kids Golf Top 50 Honorable Mention Award.

Jim Cucinelli - Owner Operator

Jim purchased Ridgemont Country Club from his fellow members in May 2013. Prior to the transition, RCC had experienced several years of declining membership. In the private club industry, deficits are offset by either raising dues or assessing. Both actions, in practice, only serve to erode member rolls further. Jim proposed to sustain the membership by freezing dues, eliminating possible assessments, and providing significant improvements, if the members agreed to sell the club. Ridgemont then became the only Privately OWNED Private Country Club in the RDGA. His vision was to build the best value all appeal golf country club in the area.