Management Team

Mike Purich
General Manager

Mike Purich General Manager (219) 872-8624


Pottawattomie Country Club - Tom Goodwin, CGCSTom Goodwin, CGCS
Grounds Superintendent

Tom became Superintendent at Pottawattomie Country Club in 1999, coming to us from north-central Michigan where he was the Course Superintendent at Eagle Glen Golf Club for five years. 

Tom has over 25 years of golf course maintenance experience. He graduated from Vincennes University with a degree in Horticulture, and from Holy Cross College with a degree in Business. He became a Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) in 2000.

Tom lives in La Porte with his two beautiful daughters, Taylor and Alexandria.


Chef Bart Taylor
Executive Chef

Pottawattomie Country Club welcomes Chef Bart Taylor as its new Executive Chef.

“The love of working with food and the restaurant business has been my life for as long as I can remember. I am very dedicated to my craft and believe in being professional at all times and leading by example” – Chef Bart

Bart Taylor Executive Chef (219) 872-8624

Pottawattomie Country Club - Mike NygrenMike Nygren
Resident Golf Professional

Mike has been serving Pottawattomie Country Club as its PGA Golf Professional since 1991.

A native of Michigan City, Mike has been a member of the PGA of America since 1993. He provides professional golf club fitting for Titleist, Cobra, Ping and Callaway. Professional golf lessons are always available to those interested in improving their game.

Mike Nygren PGA Golf Professional


Kirsten VanderBurg

Kirsten VanderBurg Controller (219) 872-8624