Havana - Staff

Rob Shaffer PGA Professional

I am the PGA Head Golf Professional at Havana Country Club. I started in the golf business in 1999 where I spent 4 amazing years working as an Assistant Golf Professional for Arnold Palmer at his Bay Hill Club and Lodge. I spent 8 years in the panhandle working in the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort at Raven Golf Club and Burnt Pine Golf Club. While there I also worked for the St Joe Company at Camp Creek Golf Club. In addition to those clubs, I also worked at the Hank Johnson School of Golf as a full time instructor/club-fitter. This experience afforded me the opportunity to join the Golf Division here in The Villages as the Director of Instruction from 2011- 2016. I am very appreciative to be back in Florida's Friendliest Hometown here at Havana Country Club.

During my off time I enjoy being with my wife Loretta and our 2 boys Robbie and Camdyn.

Pete Hoyt Golf Staff Supervisor

Hometown: Galway, New York

Moved to The Villages from San Diego in 2009 with wife, Linda. Originally from Galway, NY in the Adirondacks. Career Navy Man specializing in Training Systems(Simulators), retiring in 1986. During his post Navy career, he continued in his Navy specialty as a Program Manager procuring and providing multi-million dollar Training Systems to all branches of Service. Although fairly new to the Havana family, he has found the staff to be first rate and a real sincere pleasure to work with. Hobbies include golf and computers. Pete and Linda have 1 child and 2 grandchildren(twins - boy & girl).

Jennifer Hibbard Staff Supervisor

Hometown: Buffalo, New York

My husband Ed and I are originally from Buffalo, NY. Previously we lived in Saratoga Springs NY and Charlotte, NC, before moving to the Villages in 2014. My former career was in the Chemical Industry for over 25 yrs. Shortly after moving to The Villages, both Ed and I went to work at the Golf Shops, Ed as a Sales Associate at Evans Prairie and I at Havana CC as a Sales Associate. In 2019, I became the Hybrid Staff Supervisor at Havana CC. Since moving here we have met many new friends. We enjoy playing golf and take advantage of everything the Villages has to offer. We have family in the Buffalo area and two granddaughters that are in the Rochester NY. Go Bills!

Mike Fitzwater Golf Staff Supervisor

I grew up in small town in North Central Pennsylvania and graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School in 1972. Upon graduation enlisted in the Navy and was accepted to the Nuclear Power Training program. After completing this program served another 4 years on submarines completing 6 years of service on active duty and then served another 15 years in the reserves and retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1993. In addition to this I worked 33 years in the natural gas industry retiring as an operations supervisor in 2013. I moved to The Villages and started working in Golf & Tennis in July 2014. My wife (Val) and I have a daughter, two sons, eight grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

Chris Asbury Golf Staff Supervisor

Originally from Northern California, Cathy my wife of 42 years and I relocated to the Villages in July 2018. I retired from the mortgage underwriting business after 30 years with a major US bank. We quickly acclimated to a new coast, a new lifestyle and many wonderful people in the community. I began my career at Havana in 2019 as part of the outside staff. I’ve played golf socially with several groups in the Villages which I truly enjoy but my passion is to play soccer three times a week and watch soccer when my schedule will allow. I’m also a diehard fan of the Giants, 49ers and Warriors. We have two daughters Kendra and Kimberly who reside in California along with their two grand dogs.

Steward MunnGolf Staff Supervisor

My wife Jean and I moved to The Villages in 2013 from Orlando after living in various cities in Florida since 1969. In 2014 I joined the Havana team and The Villages Golf & Tennis in 2014. We have a son who lives in Panama and we really appreciate being here in The Villages and the lifestyle that it has to offer.

Gil Vailancourt Tournament Liaison

Hometown: Manchester, New Hampshire

Originally from  Thetford Mines Quebec.My wife Linda and I moved to The Villages from New Hampshire in 2016 after retiring as a Postal Manager in 2013. I started at Evans Prairie as an Ambassador/Starter, becoming the Tournament Liaison at Havana CC in 2019.  Although fairly new to the Havana family, I find the staff a pleasure to work with. Hobbies include golf an dpickle ball.  My parents, two brothers, sister and their spouses also live in The Villages.  Linda and I are very fortunate to have such a close knit family.  Linda and I have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

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