Our Team

Jamie Sindelar

Director of Golf


Jamie was born and raised in Horseheads, NY. Now 32, he now lives with his wife Shelby in Ithaca, NY. As a kid following his Dad Joey on the PGA Tour, he started playing the game and developed a love for all things golf early in life. He competed at Horseheads High School(2003-08), and went on to play for The Ohio State University and earn his BA of Economics (2008-12). After finding success on the amateur level, he turned professional in the fall of 2012, and has competed in over 300 professional events across the Korn Ferry Tour, Mackenzie Tour- PGA Tour Canada, State Opens, The Minor League Golf Tour, and other “Mini Tours”, achieving 23 wins. Away from golf he enjoys fishing, hiking, cooking, and the outdoors, and loves to talk all sports!

“I’m absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to provide high-level instruction and a fantastic golf experience to golfers of all skill level here at RaNic. I have always loved teaching golf, and over my time in golf and as a professional I have had access to some of the best players, teachers and coaches in today’s game, and I am eager to pass along knowledge to help golfers learn about their game, shoot lower scores, and ultimately enjoy the game more. Having always called the Finger Lakes home, there is a feeling of pride for me when it comes to Central New York golf, and I am excited to help build on that legacy here at RaNic! I am looking forward to meeting all the current and future members, and representing everyone in a positive fashion”- Jamie Sindelar

RaNic Golf Club - Athena Collins, Golf Professional

Athena Collins

Assistant Golf Professional


Athena has been an Assistant Golf Professional for 9 years, and is currently working on her goals to become a Class A Member of the LPGA. She started her golf career as the 2nd Assistant Golf Professional at Olde Point Country Club in Hampstead, North Carolina. She then went on to work as the 1st Assistant for Porters Neck Country Club in Wilmington, North Carolina, and The Bayou Club in Largo, Florida.

Athena has extensive experience in club management and teaching golf. She is very passionate about developing junior golfers, and has managed Junior Golf Camps and other Junior Golf Programs, and served on the Resource Development Committee for The Boys & Girls Club of America. She is also very dedicated to women’s golf programs. She co-chaired several Women’s Golf Week events, and served on the Golf Education & Player Development Committee for the EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association), along with being a Team Captain for their annual match play tournament.

“I am originally from the Ithaca area, and I’m very excited about the opportunity to join the RaNic team to have a golf career in the town I love and be part of this exciting time in RaNic’s growth and history!” – Athena

“ I am pleased to announce the addition of Athena Collins to our Golf Professional Staff at RaNic. Athena will add tremendous professionalism and experience to our team, and provide another great resource for all RaNic golfers as our Assistant Golf Professional. In addition to directing RaNic’s Junior golf program, Athena will also be providing entry level golf lessons and supporting our Sally Gates Ladies league this season.” – Jamie Sindelar