Jon Cohen was born in Queens N.Y. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a Hospitality Degree. Jon is married to Colleen, a Buffalo native. He has four sons and three grandchildren. Before moving to Buffalo in 1999, Jon had many businesses in Long Island, N.Y. Currently, he resides in Getzville, NY. Jon owns Jonny C’s N.Y Deli & Caterers, Buffalo Pizza Project, Pie O Mine and Greens. He is a previous owner of Westwood Country Club, where he acquired his golf experience.
Mike has lived in WNY since he was 8 years old. He is a graduate of the University of Buffalo with a degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Mike is married to Emily where they live in Tonawanda with their son Vincent and two dogs, Mickey and Luke. Mike joined the Dande Farms team shortly after his father Jon bought the course in 2016 and has been focused on providing excellent customer service and a great golf experience for all!
Golf Course Superintendent
Tom has lived in WNY his entire life and grew up not far from Dande Farms. Tom and his wife Sheila live in Ransomville along with their two daughters and one son. Tom’s entire career has revolved around golf. While working his first job of 8 years at Westwood Country Club he attended a program of Turfgrass Management at University of Massachusetts. Tom then moved onto Superintendent of Grounds at Niagara Frontier Country Club where in 23 years of employment brought many positive changes to that club. Tom is happy to be a part of Dande Farms and looks forward to many positive improvements here.
PGA Teaching Professional
I am a Lancaster native, but currently, I reside with my wife Colleen and son Andrew, in Kenmore. Golf has been a passion of mine for many years. I have worked in the golf business since I was a senior in high school and have been playing this great game since I was 5 years old. I am a 2003 graduate of Lancaster High School. I received my college education at Medaille College with a degree in Business Administration. After College, I was a Mizuno Golf Technician for the Buffalo/Rochester area. The next four years I was the Assistant Golf Professional at East Aurora Country Club in East Aurora, NY. At the time, I started my PGA Apprenticeship. During those four years, I worked at Bonita Bay Club, Bonita Springs, FL in outside services and Vasari, Country Club, Bonita Springs, FL as an Assistant Golf Professional. I completed my PGA Apprenticeship and was elected to membership in December of 2016. I then moved to Brookfield Country Club as a PGA Assistant Golf Professional. The last 4 years, I have been the Head Golf Professional at The Fox Valley Club. I will be bringing all my skills to give you, at Dande Farms. I have a background in all areas of the golf operation. I have shadowed teaching professionals, Mike Bender, Jerry Tucker, Dave Green and Brian Jacobs. I love working with all abilities and helping people to achieve their golf goals, to make them better golfers and enjoy the game.
It is our pleasure to be able to welcome each golfer to Dande Farms and we encourages you to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the course or your requirements for a future golf tournament.