(Lafayette, La.) – Jay & Lionel Hebert Municipal Golf Course (Muni) has announced Chris Arceneaux as the new Head Golf Professional. He brings over two decades of experience in the golf industry to the 18-hole course. A driven, family-oriented individual, Arceneaux established a tenured career as well as a name for himself locally and around the nation. Arceneaux was Assistant Golf Professional at Cherry Valley Club in Garden City, New York, Assistant Golf Professional at Quail Valley Club in Vero Beach, Florida, an Ambassador of Mercedes-Benz in New York, and has played in several amateur and pro golf tours.
Arceneaux has hosted several business professional networking events and hopes to have monthly networking and business card exchange events at Muni. His nonprofit organization, the Darby Foundation, established a S.T.E.A.M.S. Academy in Freeport, NY and later Long Beach, NY. Arceneaux hopes to work with local organizations to establish an afterschool S.T.E.A.M.S. Academy mentoring program and a junior golf program at Muni.
“With my career focus being community, member relations, tournament management and junior golf, I am honored to have the opportunity to join this team and am committed to taking the Jay & Lionel Hebert Municipal Golf Course to the next level,” Arceneaux said. He was born and raised in Lafayette and resided across the street from Muni and says that is where his passion for golf first started.
Arceneaux is a graduate of Northside High School, where he played on the golf team, lettered and went to the golf state championship each year as the team captain. He later attended Southern University in Baton Rouge and USL in Lafayette before deciding to enter the PGA’s Professional Golf Management Program. Chris relocated to Brooklyn, New York in 1995 to live his dream working jobs in sales management and has over two decades of experiences, skills and accomplishments within the golf industry, including working relationships with PGA Head Pros at first class private country clubs and facilities.
“I am thrilled to have such a professional and family oriented individual join our team! With Chris’ positive attitude, commitment to grow the game and industry expertise, I know he is going to be an excellent addition to our community,” states retiring Muni General Manager, Wayne Wills.
About Jay and Lionel Hebert Municipal Golf Course:
The course, located at 1121 Mudd Avenue in Lafayette, was originally built in 1926 and is the oldest course in Southern Louisiana. After undergoing a major renovation in 2010, it is now seen as “The New Course at an Old Location”. Muni features a 72 par, 18-hole, 6,426-yard course, a quality Pro Shop, and a restaurant. The course rating is 70.1 and it has a slope rating of 117 on Bermuda grass.