Mike Ryan, PGA

Remembered by all for his dedication to the game, Mike Ryan, PGA will be inducted into the New Hampshire Golf Hall of Fame for his contributions to the game as a PGA Professional.  Right out of high school, Ryan joined the PGA Apprentice Program and was elected to the PGA of America in 1981.  Starting out, he was the Assistant Golf Professional at Plausawa Valley CC, now Pembroke Pines CC.  From there, he went on to take other Assistant Golf Professional positions until being named the Head Golf Professional at Derryfield CC in 1996 where he stayed the remainder of his career. 

While at Derryfield, he created the Mike Ryan Learning Center with golf simulators for golfers to enjoy year-round.  Over the course of his career, he garnered many honors, including NH PGA Junior Golf Leader, NH PGA Teacher of the Year and in 2017 was named NH PGA Professional of the Year. 

Now in his memory, the New Hampshire Golf Association holds the Mike Ryan Memorial Tournament, formerly the Red Ryan, at Derryfield CC, bringing together junior golfers from the around the state to compete in a match play format championship.