PGA Pro & Staff

We are pleased to announce that John Hickson will be joining NGC in the 2022 season as the new PGA Professional and Pro Shop Manager.

John grew up in Hampden and graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Business Management.  He has been a Golf Pro for 35 years, working at various clubs in New England and Florida.  He has an impressive teaching background and is a certified club fitter.  John has won PGA Section Player of the Year 5 times and becomes Northport’s 5th Maine Golf Hall of Fame Pro. 


Robb Herron has been a PGA professional for three decades and has been involved in golf as a professional or superintendent for the last 35 years. Robb has been the PGA Pro and Superintendent at NGC for the past seven years.

In 2022, Robb will assume the role of Course Superintendent. We know the course will continue to flourish under Robb’s direction.



Paula Herron has been the Pro Shop Manager for the past seven years. In 2022, Paula will step away from the manager role, but continue to provide assistance in the Pro Shop. The Pro Shop is stocked with golf clubs and other golfing equipment. There is a selection of golfing apparel for both men and women. There is also a variety of snacks and beverages for sale.

Paula is always willing to answer questions and offer assistance.


Shirley Caler, shown here, is another of our small but dedicated group of staff members. Pro Shop Staff manage tee time requests, and help visitors with pro shop and snack bar purchases.